The best times to visit Cartago for ideal weather are

March 12th to July 22nd


July 30th to December 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Cartago Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Cartago


    Average temperatures in Cartago vary barely at all and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 46 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cartago, the hottest months are January, February, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 82.6°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.1°F (18.4°C) at night.

    Cartago Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Cartago Temperatures (Celsius)


    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Cartago Perceived Temperature (F)


    Cartago Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Cartago Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 81.7 72.7 64.8
    Feb 81.7 72.4 64.7
    Mar 81 72 64.7
    Apr 80.3 71.5 64.7
    May 79.7 71.5 64.9
    Jun 79.9 72 64.9
    Jul 80.7 72.2 64.5
    Aug 80.6 72.1 64.5
    Sep 81.3 72.4 64.3
    Oct 79.6 70.9 63.9
    Nov 79.1 70.9 64.3
    Dec 80.1 71.6 64.7

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 27.6 22.6 18.2
    Feb 27.6 22.4 18.2
    Mar 27.2 22.2 18.2
    Apr 26.8 21.9 18.2
    May 26.5 21.9 18.3
    Jun 26.6 22.2 18.3
    Jul 27.1 22.3 18.1
    Aug 27 22.3 18.1
    Sep 27.4 22.4 17.9
    Oct 26.4 21.6 17.7
    Nov 26.2 21.6 17.9
    Dec 26.7 22 18.2

    Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cartago.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cartago (in).

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 31.4 0 0.1
    Feb 47.1 0 0.18
    Mar 54.3 0 0.26
    Apr 60 0 0.3
    May 57.1 0 0.2
    Jun 45.7 0 0.11
    Jul 40 0 0.1
    Aug 41.4 0 0.11
    Sep 41.4 0 0.15
    Oct 54.3 0.9 0.31
    Nov 57.1 0.7 0.24
    Dec 41.4 0.8 0.19

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 31.4 0 0.25
    Feb 47.1 0 0.46
    Mar 54.3 0 0.66
    Apr 60 0 0.76
    May 57.1 0 0.51
    Jun 45.7 0 0.28
    Jul 40 0 0.25
    Aug 41.4 0 0.28
    Sep 41.4 0 0.38
    Oct 54.3 2.3 0.79
    Nov 57.1 1.8 0.61
    Dec 41.4 2 0.48


    Humidity and Wind

    Cartago has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (67.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (73.9%).

    Wind in Cartago is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by December and September. October’s average wind speed of around 3.4 knots (3.9 MPH or 6.3 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-April where average top sustained speeds reach 8.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cartago.

    Avg. Relative Humidity


    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 3.1 light air 7 a gentle breeze
    Feb 3.2 light air 7 a gentle breeze
    Mar 3.2 light air 7.2 a gentle breeze
    Apr 3.3 light air 7.4 a gentle breeze
    May 3.1 light air 6.9 a gentle breeze
    Jun 3.1 light air 6.7 a light breeze
    Jul 3.1 light air 6.7 a gentle breeze
    Aug 3.1 light air 6.7 a light breeze
    Sep 3.3 light air 6.9 a gentle breeze
    Oct 3.4 light air 7.3 a gentle breeze
    Nov 3.3 light air 7.3 a gentle breeze
    Dec 3.3 light air 7.1 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 67.7
    Feb 68.5
    Mar 70.9
    Apr 72.7
    May 73
    Jun 71.1
    Jul 69.2
    Aug 69.3
    Sep 67.8
    Oct 72.4
    Nov 73.9
    Dec 71.9


    Is it Safe to Travel to Cartago?

    As of 6/26/2017 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Colombia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.

    Overall Cartago Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.7°F (27.6°C) and 79°F (26.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Cartago, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 78.5°F (25.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Cartago to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 79.6°F (26.4°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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