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The Seasons

Panama is protected from hurricanes and storms and therefore the charters are available year-round.  However, 2 seasons prevail:

High Season from December to April:  it is the season of the trade winds (North / East wind), which means regular winds and little or no rain. Visibility under water is not the best and there is some current:  It is the ideal season for truly sailing enthusiasts!

The rest of the year, winds are milder and there are scattered showers (nothing too dramatic): the visibility under water is much better with the possibility of exploring the “outside” of the reefs,   there is more light and sunset is sometimes spectacular: it is the best season for  spear fishing,  coral reef exploration and marine fauna discovering.   There are more solitaire anchorages because it is low season which means attractive rates.

2009-2010: Year of “El Niño”. The 2009-2010 season is affected by the “Niño” phenomenon. In San Blas, that means only a few rains and a drier ending of fall. The rest of the country suffers from a lack of rain and the land is dry. However, further south near the Ecuador, heavy rains are announced.

Temperatures vary a little depending on the seasons:  the average daytime temperature ranges are from 82°F to 95°F and average sea temperature goes from 77°F to 82°F.

No vaccination is really necessary for Panama City or the area of San Blas.   However, please consult the correspondent authorities before leaving your country.