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Best time to visit Bocas Del Toro, Panama

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The best time to visit Bocas Del Toro is February-March

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, February-March is the best time to go to Bocas Del Toro.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) in Bocas Del Toro. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Bocas Del Toro is around 22℃ (72℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bocas Del Toro, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Bocas Del Toro usually falls during the months surrounding July each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Bocas Del Toro, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

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Bocas Del Toro seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bocas Del Toro as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bocas Del Toro is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bocas Del Toro

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bocas Del Toro for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bocas Del Toro climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bocas Del Toro for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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DEC

Bocas Del Toro in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 20 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 22 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 124mm (5") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 160mm (6") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Bocas Del Toro in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 140mm (6") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bocas Del Toro in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 140mm (6") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bocas Del Toro in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bocas Del Toro is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bocas Del Toro is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bocas Del Toro is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bocas Del Toro, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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