Where to go and when? Both the dry and the green seasons offer much to see in Latin America. While the green season is characterized by more rain, in rainforest environments, rain can happen in any season. The green season generally runs from May to December, but it’s more pronounced on the Pacific than the Caribbean side. The Caribbean coast, explored in our Colombia & Panama and Belize & Guatemala itineraries, experiences more year-round tropical showers. The result? Lush, green landscapes with average temperatures in the 70s and 80s. In any destination, rain is often a cooling respite from the heat. And because these five countries are so close to the equator—from 7 degrees to 17 degrees north—temperatures change very little from month to month.
A variety of wildlife sightings are possible any time of year, while some occur with the changing seasons. Wherever you adventure, this region is known as a migration crossroads. You never know what Mother Nature might have in store for you.
Masters of Disguise
When we start a walk through the rain forest, the first thing I say to our guests is “Keep your voice down so we can see and hear more things....”
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Size matters: Small-boat cruise offers close-up of Panama, Costa Rica
It was easy to forgive the scarlet macaws on a high branch making me feel severely under-dressed, and the spider monkeys tossing sticks at me...
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