The climate in Honduras, and therefore the best time to visit, is generally dictated by altitude. In the central highlands, the weather is pleasantly warm in the daytime and cool at night. The hot Pacific and Caribbean coasts offer the relief of breezes and cooling rain showers, while San Pedro Sula and other lowland towns can be positively scorching in summer.

Honduras’s rainy season, “winter” (invierno), runs from May to November (most markedly June and July). In much of the country it rains for only a few hours in the afternoon, though along the northern coast and in Mosquitia rain is possible year-round. October and November are the only months you might want to avoid in these parts: in the middle of the hurricane season (generally said to begin in August), this is when you’re most likely to be affected by storms.

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