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

Where and when to go based on the weather?

East of El Salvador
San Miguel, El Cuco, Usulután...

January, February, March, April, November and December
90°F to 99°F°C
0 to 8 days
83°F to 85°F
May and July
90°F to 95°F°C
13 to 21 days
June, August, September and October
86°F to 94°F°C
18 to 25 days
85°F to 86°F

West of El Salvador
San Salvador, Santa Ana, Mejicanos...

January, February, March, November and December
85°F to 95°F°C
0 to 7 days
83°F to 85°F
88°F to 95°F°C
4 to 7 days
May, June, July, August and October
85°F to 92°F°C
10 to 22 days
85°F to 88°F
85°F to 90°F°C
16 to 23 days

Best time to travel to El Salvador by cities

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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, Mejicanos, San Miguel, Santa Ana and Acajutla, 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, October and November. The number of visitors to El Salvador is high in: July and December.

  • Very low season in El Salvador: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in El Salvador: January, February, March, April, August and November.
  • High season in El Salvador: July.
  • Peak 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 september ($ 295 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 301 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
Santa Ana86°F90°F92°F94°F90°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°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
Ciudad Arce86°F90°F92°F94°F90°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°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


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What can I do in El Salvador?

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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, Mejicanos, San Miguel, Santa Ana, Acajutla, Aguilares, El Cuco, La Libertad, and 23 other cities.

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

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