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St. Thomas of Castile

St. Thomas of Castile is a small town located in the western region of Guatemala, near the Mexican border. It is part of the department of Huehuetenango, and is situated in a valley surrounded by the Sierra Madre mountain range. The town is known for its beautiful landscapes and its unique culture, which is a mix of Mayan, Spanish and Mexican influences.

The town was founded in the 16th century by Spanish conquistadors, who named it after the patron saint of Castile, St. Thomas. It was originally a small settlement, but soon grew into a bustling town. It became an important trading center, connecting the region to the rest of the country.

Throughout its history, St. Thomas of Castile has been the site of many important historical events. In 1824, it was the site of a major battle between the Guatemalan and Mexican armies, which resulted in a Mexican victory. In 1871, the town was the site of a major uprising against the government, which was eventually suppressed by the military.

In modern times, St. Thomas of Castile is a popular tourist destination. It is known for its picturesque scenery, its rich culture, and its many historical sites. Visitors can explore the old town, visit the local markets, and explore the nearby mountains. It is also home to many festivals and celebrations throughout the year.

Excursion tips for a day in St. Thomas of Castile

As a tourist in St. Thomas of Castile, Guatemala, there are many exciting activities to explore and experience. Here are some possible activities to enjoy during your day in St. Thomas of Castile:

- Visit the local markets and explore the vibrant culture of the region.
- Take a guided tour of the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Iximche.
- Hike the trails of the nearby Volcan de Agua and take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
- Visit the nearby Lake Atitlan and take a boat tour of the lake and its islands.
- Explore the colonial-style architecture of the city and visit the local churches.
- Take a tour of the nearby coffee plantations and learn about the local coffee-making process.
- Enjoy local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the city.
- Take a dip in the thermal springs of Fuentes Georginas and relax in the natural hot springs.
- Take a day trip to the nearby city of Antigua and explore its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture.

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The climate in St. Thomas of Castile

St. Thomas of Castile in Guatemala has a tropical climate with temperatures that remain fairly consistent throughout the year. In the summer months, the temperature can reach up to 33°C (91°F) during the day, while at night it can drop to around 17°C (62°F). During the winter months, the temperature can range from 18°C (64°F) to 24°C (75°F). Rainfall is common throughout the year, with the most rain occurring in May and June. The dry season runs from December to April. Overall, St. Thomas of Castile in Guatemala has a warm, humid climate with plenty of rainfall throughout the year.

Cruise weather for St. Thomas of Castile

Our weather forecast for St. Thomas of Castile helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 23.7 °C
13.7 m/s
23.4 m/s
48.7 %
23.4 m
82.4 %
1,013 hPa
05:32:13
18:29:14
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 23.8 °C
12.2 m/s
23.4 m/s
57.8 %
21.7 m
85.9 %
1,013 hPa
05:32:31
18:29:04
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 23.6 °C
10.8 m/s
22.3 m/s
77.1 %
22.3 m
86.7 %
1,013 hPa
05:32:49
18:28:53
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 23 °C
10.1 m/s
22.3 m/s
99.1 %
24.1 m
83.5 %
1,013 hPa
05:33:07
18:28:41
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 23.2 °C
10.1 m/s
17.3 m/s
82.1 %
23.9 m
80.5 %
1,013 hPa
05:33:25
18:28:28
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 23.9 °C
13.0 m/s
20.5 m/s
68.3 %
24.1 m
82.6 %
1,012 hPa
05:33:43
18:28:14
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 23.7 °C
8.6 m/s
15.5 m/s
89.7 %
23.6 m
83.0 %
1,012 hPa
05:34:01
18:27:59
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 23.3 °C
10.4 m/s
13.7 m/s
80.5 %
24.1 m
81.9 %
1,015 hPa
05:34:18
18:27:44
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 23.7 °C
13.0 m/s
25.9 m/s
59.3 %
23.4 m
82.3 %
1,014 hPa
05:34:35
18:27:27
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 24.4 °C
14.4 m/s
31.7 m/s
47.0 %
22.0 m
84.8 %
1,013 hPa
05:34:52
18:27:09
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 23.9 °C
18.7 m/s
38.5 m/s
88.0 %
17.4 m
88.6 %
1,012 hPa
05:35:09
18:26:50
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 23.4 °C
14.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
67.2 %
24.0 m
79.1 %
1,012 hPa
05:35:25
18:26:31
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 24 °C
13.3 m/s
28.4 m/s
89.0 %
22.7 m
82.1 %
1,014 hPa
05:35:41
18:26:10

Cruises to St. Thomas of Castile

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Scheduled ship calls in St. Thomas of Castile, Guatemala
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Dec. 2024 MS Nautica 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 MS Vista 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Journey 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 MS Hamburg 07:00 am 08:30 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 7th 2025 Friday, 7th of Feb. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Feb. 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Feb. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Feb. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 EXPLORA I 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 5th 2025 Friday, 5th of Dec. 2025 MS Marina 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 19th 2026 Thursday, 19th of Mar. 2026 Seven Seas Grandeur 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 8th 2026 Wednesday, 8th of Apr. 2026 MS Artania 07:00 am 08:00 pm

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