Many people eager to spend some time in Panama wonder what the general time periods of high and low season are. While there is no compelling rule as regards this issue, it usually corresponds with the dry / green season months. The dry season usually begins in late November and continues through mid-April. The rains here begins in late April and grows heavy in August, September and October.
If you asked us, the best months to travel to Panama are during the beginning and end of the dry season. Prices are lower, vegetation is blossoming and there are fewer tourists.
Most hotels will have price breaks in May, June, July, August, September and October. During these months it may rain in the evenings and get cloudy at midday, but it is usually beautiful from 7am to 2pm..
Advantages and Disadvantages of High and Low Season Travelling
So, should you visit Panama during the high, the low season or somewhere in between? In order to help you make up your mind, here’s a quick view at the pros and cons of each period.
If you decide to travel during the high season, you’ll enjoy the best weather the country has to offer and you’ll find all the attractions, clubs and restaurants open. On the downside, be sure to expect large crowds, which can mean waiting for a long time in a queue or sold out attractions; not to mention, it’s the most expensive period.
On the other hand, if you are a low-season traveller, you’ll see light crowds, fewer visitors and less queing. It’s the least expensive period and it’s easier to meet local residents as well as to book shows and tours. However, weather is poorer and some attractions may be closed or have shortened hours.