People call Guatemala ‘the country of eternal spring’ as it’s warm with chilly evenings all year round. The best time to visit Guatemala is considered from November through April when the sun is shining pleasantly, the weather is mild and bright events like Day of the Dead Kite Festival and Easter happen. However, this period is the most expensive and touristic, especially during the Semana Santa. To avoid the crowds, plan your trip during the shoulder and low season from May to October. Rainy period in Guatemala is not that bad—heavy downpours are only the afternoon's prerogative with the rest of the day being warm and peachy. Northern territories close to Beliz border get most rains, and some of the roads are impassable. This season is all about rafting and surfing.