Central America (specifically Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Belize) offers a range of experiences and destinations that make for a perfect family vacation. I love the combination of jungle adventure, wildlife and beach that these Central American countries offer.
As families sit down to plan for the year ahead, I’m often asked, “what is the best time of year to travel to Central America?”
Here is what you need to know about the best time of year to travel to Central America with kids.
Peak Season for Central America travel
Peak season for Central America travel is over the holidays (late December/ early January) and Spring Break (mid March – mid April). This is pretty much entirely driven by when families have the time to travel. If you want to do a Christmas or Spring Break tip, the best time to plan is April/May the year before. Many of the best properties are small and do book up fast.
Weather in Central America
The best time of year to travel to Central America with kids is…
If I had to pick the best month to travel to Central America with kids it would be early June, right after school lets out, and this could be planned 6 months in advance with no problems. Weather is lovely during this time of year, and most importantly the ocean water will be really warm! My kids loved splashing in the warm waves for hours and hours!
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