When is the best time to go to Salvador?

When is the best time to go to Salvador? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In El Salvador, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, November and December
  • The best months to go to San Salvador are January, February, March, April, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in San Salvador are January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, June, August, September and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Acajutla, Ahuachapan, Atiquizaya, Concepcion de Ataco, Izalco, San Francisco Menendez and Sonsonate, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Acajutla


Annual weather in El Salvador

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in El Salvador for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 65°F to 95°F
0 days
February 65°F to 97°F
0 to 1 days*
March 67°F to 99°F
0 to 2 days*
April 70°F to 97°F
4 to 7 days*
May 72°F to 95°F
14 to 21 days*
June 70°F to 92°F
15 to 22 days*
July 68°F to 94°F
10 to 17 days*
August 68°F to 94°F
16 to 22 days*
September 68°F to 92°F
16 to 25 days*
October 67°F to 90°F
15 to 22 days*
November 65°F to 92°F
3 to 8 days*
December 65°F to 94°F
0 to 1 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to El Salvador by cities

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San Salvador

San Salvador

The best months to go to San Salvador are january, february, march, april, november and december.

San Miguel

San Miguel

The best months to go to San Miguel are january, february, march, april, november and december.

Acajutla

Acajutla

The best months to go to Acajutla are january, february, march, april, july, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in El Salvador

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of El Salvador and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of San Salvador, San Miguel, Acajutla, Aguilares and El Cuco, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in El Salvador

Find out when El Salvador has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in El Salvador

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September and October. The number of visitors to El Salvador is high in: July, November and December.

  • Very low season in El Salvador: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in El Salvador: January, February, March, April and August.
  • High season in El Salvador: July and November.
  • Peek season in El Salvador: December.

Figure: Visitor index for El Salvador month by month


Average price for flights to Salvador

A return flight between Los Angeles and San Salvador is generally cheaper if you go in february ($ 306 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 309 more for your airline ticket to San Salvador if you go in december.

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Where to go in El Salvador?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
San Salvador88°F90°F90°F90°F86°F85°F86°F86°F85°F85°F86°F86°F
San Miguel95°F97°F99°F97°F95°F92°F94°F94°F92°F90°F92°F94°F
Acajutla86°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F88°F86°F
Aguilares92°F94°F95°F95°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F
El Cuco95°F97°F99°F97°F95°F92°F94°F94°F92°F90°F92°F94°F
La Libertad88°F90°F90°F90°F86°F85°F86°F86°F85°F85°F86°F86°F
Metapán86°F90°F92°F94°F90°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F
Santa Ana86°F90°F92°F94°F90°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F
Usulután94°F94°F95°F94°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F
Ahuachapan92°F94°F95°F95°F92°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F
Apopa92°F94°F95°F95°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F
Atiquizaya92°F94°F95°F95°F92°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F
Chalatenango88°F90°F92°F92°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F85°F86°F86°F
Chinameca94°F94°F95°F94°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F
Ciudad Arce86°F90°F92°F94°F90°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F
Cojutepeque88°F90°F92°F92°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F85°F86°F86°F
Concepcion de Ataco92°F94°F95°F95°F92°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F
El Transito94°F94°F95°F94°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F
Ilopango92°F94°F95°F95°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F
Intipuca92°F94°F94°F95°F94°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F90°F90°F

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Is this weather information for El Salvador reliable?

Climate data for El Salvador has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for El Salvador allows us to determine the average for each month in San Salvador, San Miguel, Acajutla, Aguilares, El Cuco, La Libertad, Metapán, Santa Ana, and 23 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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