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Help! Should I go to Central America during the rainy season?

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I'm planning on backpacking Central and South America starting in August. However, I'm having trouble deciding which continent to backpack first. I feel like I should do South America first to avoid Central America's rainy season, but everyone keeps saying I should go during rainy season because it only rains in the afternoon for a brief period and prices are cheaper.

However, these are my concerns:

1. I'm going to be traveling during the rainiest months within the rainy season (September-November)

2. I would prefer for it to be sunny most of the time I'm there. I'm afraid that even if it doesn't rain it will be cloudy most of the time.

3. I'm worried that the rain will get in the way of outdoor activities I want to do like hiking, or that the views will be ruined by the clouds. I would hate if I had to miss out on an activity I wanted to do or place I wanted to see because of the weather.

4. I've heard a lot of places shut down during rainy season and the nightlife dies down.

Are these concerns at all valid? Which option would you choose if you were me?

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