When to travel to Ecuador
There is no best time to travel to Ecuador as the climate is excellent
year round. You should be aware, however, that during the high
season, which extends from December to January
and from June to August, the prices of some hotels
and cruises tend to be higher.
Climate in Galapagos
The busiest months in Galapagos are June to August and December
and during holidays like carnival and Easter (March or April). You
can see abundant wildlife throughout the year without any problem
with the exception of the albatross that migrates in the middle of
December and doesn't fly back to the islands until the month of March.
The climate on the Islands varies from humid (from
January to June) to dry (from June to December).
The warmest month is February when water temperatures vary between
23¼ C and 24¼ C. From May to July, the water temperature goes down
to 18¼C making snorkeling a bit nippy but still fun.
Climate on the Coast
The Ecuadorian coast has a similar climate, warm and humid
between the months of January and May and cool for the rest of the
year. The beaches are full during the months of January to April because
of school vacations on the coast. July and August are
cool months for visiting the beaches but it is the
best time for whale watching.
Climate in the Sierra (mountains)
The climate in the mountains is variable and can
reach temperatures up to 25¼ C in the middle of the day and then go
down as low as 7¼ C at night. You can never predict if the day will
remain sunny because mother nature can give you a surprise like heavy
rain in the middle of the afternoon. The summer months June through
August though tend to be drier.
in the Amazon
In the Ecuadorian jungle, the climate is tropical
You should be very careful with the mosquitoes that are plentiful.
Long sleeve shirts and insect repellant are a must. The approximate
temperature is 26¼ C. Frequent rains, humidity and heat are characteristic
of the jungle.