Panama has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The temperature stays the same year round. But the amount of rain will change depending on the season. The rainy season is officially from late May to late November. It does not rain every day, nor does it rain all day long… usually. In the dry season there is considerably less rain but it is more windy.
During the rainy season, there is usually a beautiful sunny morning. Then about 2 pm, it will start clouding up for an afternoon rain which starts about 4. In October and November there will be more rain and it might start earlier in the day – usually about 12 or 1.. For this reason, we do not do tours in October and November so you can enjoy your tour.
Many expats plan their vacations to leave during the rainy season in October and November.
Personally I like the rainy season because everything is lush and green. The rains are relaxing. You just need to plan your day to get everything done in the mornings then be home by the early afternoon.
Our September 20th tour gave tour guests a chance to see Panama during the rainy season. The first day of the tour, it rained most of the day with a small break for Margaritas and lunch in Gorgona.
Even when it rains, you learn to not let it get in the way of having a good time. Here are some photos from the September 2014 Tour
I took a photo of this young girl sucking on her pacifier while working on the computer. Panamanians like to start them young on internet skills. Unfortunately, the indians usually don’t have electricity so their skills, if any, are way behind other Panamanians.
We also had the pleasure of a 9 year old and his family on the September tour. What a great education it is for him to see what another country and culture is like. His family plans to move to to the Coronado area soon. There are a lot of expat kids in Panama and many affordable international schools so they can continue their accredited education.
After the September Tour some of us drove to Puerto Armuellas then back through Costa Rica which is a short drive from my house.