Travelers can embark upon a Central American cruise any time of year. Temperatures along the coast are consistently high. Most of the region has two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The best time to visit is generally considered to be the dry season which runs from December to April, although the Caribbean side has a dry season in September and October as well. There are usually one or two days of rain monthly during dry season; however even in the midst of the wet season, day-long rains are not common. Rather, travelers touring Central America during this time will experience short, heavy rainstorms intermingled with sun. These differences in season are stronger on the Pacific side of Costa Rica and Panama. The busiest time for a cruise of Central America is the dry season, particularly holidays like Christmas and spring break. Wetter weather means smaller crowds, as well as sea turtles, which travelers can see from mid-March to mid-August. The baby hatchlings emerge starting in June.
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