Honduras is a country in tropical Central America with three main climates: the hot and humid Caribbean coast, the central highlands which have milder temperatures due to the altitude, and the small Pacific coastal section, which is hot and dry. The Bay Islands also experience hot and humid weather associated with the tropical Caribbean. Temperatures in Honduras remain consistent throughout the year between high 70’s and high 80’s (°F), although this can soar much higher on the coast and islands. The hottest period actually occurs in spring.
As a tropical country, Honduras experiences two distinct seasons, wet and dry, although this occurs at different times in different parts of the country. In the interior and the highlands, the rainy season is from May to November, whereas along the Caribbean coast and the Bay Islands, the rainy season comes between September and January. Honduras is in the hurricane belt, although the country rarely gets directly hit. The most likely thing you’ll experience is a heavy tropical storm between August and November. Extra caution should be taken if staying on the Bay Islands, as severe storms can occur at any time of the year.
Best Time to Visit Honduras
Honduras see considerable crowds during Christmas and Easter, and the high season runs from December to April with another peak mid-June to August (coinciding with the North American school holidays). May, October and November have discounted rates on hotels and attractions, but if you intend to visit the Caribbean coast or Bay Islands, the rain may be heavy even though the wet season has ended further inland. May experiences some of the hottest weather of the year, so make sure you like the heat if you plan a spring trip. It is also worth looking into when the major festivals and events are and book early if your vacation coincides.