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Best Time to Visit Puno

Best Time to Visit Puno

Puno is sometimes called the "Capital of Peruvian Folklore." It is in the high Andes and has a semi-dry, cold climate. This City houses the Titicaca Lake, where, the legend has it that Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, The Children of the Sun God, emerged from the lake and founded the powerful Inca Empire.

When visiting Peru, Puno is not the first option or place that comes to your mind, However, Puno is a mysterious place, where myths and history merge, so be sure you’ll be captivated by its attractions and culture. 

Choosing the best time to visit Puno may seem hard. But, you can choose well and enjoy your stay in this Peruvian city. Just learn about the local climate and think about your tastes. At elevations of 3,827 to 5,000 meters, the yearly temperature is about 8°C. In the list below, see a brief description.

Climate in Puno

January is the rainiest month in this City, expect rain around three days per week. February and March are in the middle of the rainy season, but the amount of rain gradually decreases.  You’ll see no rain in April and May, which is the hottest month of the year.

June and July are the driest months. You’ll expect no rain. Yet, they are the coldest of the year. August through October is when the weather is ideal. The temperature reaches an average of 10°C by early evening. November has a pleasant weather. The average temperature by early evening is 11°C.

The weather in December is only ok. The average temperature at midday is 16°C, and six days of rain are forecast for December.  You should keep in mind that Puno's climate is never warm enough and the sunlight is intense. Read this guide to learn more about Peru's weather.

The average temperature of Puno varies throughout the year. It ranges from -1.3°C in the coldest month (July) to 16.8°C in the hottest month (November).

You must prepare for weather changes and wear the right equipment. This is especially true at night. Temperatures tend to drop even more.

Best Time of the Year to Go

Puno deserves a visit before or after the rainy season. This avoids the crowds that come in July and August during the peak season. February is great because it holds the Virgen de la Candelaria festival. The festival is vibrant and happy, and its traditional dances and culture even make tourists' experiences better.

Every year, the interest of visitors of this party grows exponentially. Besides the main Parade and processions, you may see indigenous dance competitions that  include the Diablada and costumed dances

. These events are on the following Sundays,  providing an opportunity to reconnect with Andean culture through music and dances 

From the countryside of Puno, dancers emerge. They are vibrant with color from their attire and move to the beat of traditional instruments like quenas, tarkas, and quinquillos. At the moment, several Puno dances are recognized as national cultural treasures.

Also, late August through early December is a great time to visit Puno. It's cooler and less likely to rain then. You have to remember that, due to bad weather, the rainy season runs from December to March. In case you visit Puno these months, bad weather may bring challenges for logistics.

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