Nothing ruins a romantic vacation quicker than poor weather! Whether Peru is the destination for your honeymoon, or you are just looking for some time away with your partner, you want to make sure you have done your research on the weather before you travel.
Peru is an incredibly diverse country in a number of different ways, and that includes the weather. There are three main climate zones within the country – the coast, the Andes and the Amazon – each with their own weather patterns and temperatures. If you know exactly what kind of romantic holiday you are looking for and exactly where in Peru you are going, you can find out the best time of the year to go. But if you are still undecided about where you want to go, or what you want to do, it can be helpful to have a look at the different regions, and plan accordingly to what weather (or different kinds of weather) you are likely to experience.
If your dream romantic getaway involves lounging around on the beach all day, and sipping pisco sours in the warm evening air, then anywhere along the Peruvian coast is perfect. There are a number of different beach spots that are perfect for couples, whether you want to tan, or try your hand at surfing – Peru can accommodate. The best time of the year to go to the beach is between the months of December and April – these are the hottest months, making it perfect for swimming. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, this is also the perfect getaway from the dreary cold winter back home. If those dates don’t work with your schedule but you still want to perfect your tan, try visiting the northern beaches – as they are closer to the equator, they experience summer weather almost all of the time.
Alternatively, if your idea of the perfect getaway involves sweater weather and wrapping up warm in the freezing cold, try visiting the Andean region of Peru. Because of the high altitude, this mountainous terrain experiences colder weather all year round. But cold weather does not have to mean gloomy – the sun still shines in Peru, and you can make the most of all the adventures that the region has to offer. And in the evenings you can snuggle up warm inside your accommodation, with some amazing Peruvian hot chocolate, and enjoy each others’ company. If you have travelled to the Andes to take advantage of the stunning natural scenery and hikes in the area, it is best to go in the dry season, which is from May until November. It is still cold, but the sun shines and there is less risk of slipping and falling, and all of the hikes are open to the public.
And if traditional romantic vibes are not your thing, you can always head to the rainforest with your partner for some amazing experiences together. The weather in the northern regions of the Peruvian Amazon Jungle remains the same throughout the year, so it doesn’t matter when you come. High temperatures can reach up to 32 degrees celsius (91 degrees fahrenheit) in the middle of the day, and at night can cool down to around 22 degrees celsius (71 degrees fahrenheit). In the southern regions of the Peruvian Amazon, the temperature itself does not change so much, but there is a distinct wet season. Between the months of October and April these regions experience increased rainfall, which can limit the amount of outdoors activities you can do. If you are planning for a holiday of hiking and other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you travel to the Southern Amazon regions between May and September, when the weather is dry and there are less mosquitoes (and less mosquito-borne diseases).