Ecuador: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Discover the best time to go to Ecuador from average climate conditions in many locations like Cuenca or Santa Cruz Island, on this page.

Best time to go to South America?

When is the best time to go to Ecuador?

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

  • In Ecuador, the weather is at least tolerable in May, June, August, September and November
  • The weather is tolerable all year to go to Quito
  • On average, the warmest months in Quito are June, July, August and September, and the coldest months are January, June, July and August
  • The rainiest months in this city are February, March, April, October, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Galapagos Islands, Manta, Machala, Pinas, Playas and Salinas, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • March is the best month for swimming in Galapagos Islands

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

Month Our opinion View Details
very bad to good* Ecuador in january
very bad to good* Ecuador in february
very bad to good* Ecuador in march
very bad to good* Ecuador in april
tolerable to good* Ecuador in may
tolerable to perfect* Ecuador in june
very bad to perfect* Ecuador in july
tolerable to perfect* Ecuador in august
tolerable to perfect* Ecuador in september
bad to perfect* Ecuador in october
tolerable to perfect* Ecuador in november
very bad to good* Ecuador in december

When to go to Ecuador by city

Quito

Best time to go to Quito

The best months to go to Quito are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Cuenca

Best time to go to Cuenca

The best months to go to Cuenca are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Galapagos Islands

Best time to go to Galapagos Islands

The best months to go to Galapagos Islands are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Guayaquil

Best time to go to Guayaquil

The best months to go to Guayaquil are june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Loja

Best time to go to Loja

The best months to go to Loja are may, june, july, august, september, october and november.



Climate and Weather in Ecuador

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Ecuador : Équateur & Îles Galapagos


Temperatures and rainfall in Ecuador

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Ecuador and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Quito, Cuenca, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil and Loja, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Ecuador

Click over cities for information about the weather.

cities in Ecuador

About Ecuador

What can I do in Ecuador?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife


Is this weather information for Ecuador reliable?

Climate data for Ecuador has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Ecuador allows us to determine the average for each month in Quito, Cuenca, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Loja, Baños, Manta, Oriente (Amazonia), and 32 other cities.

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

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