When is the best time to go to the Galapagos Islands?

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

  • In the Galapagos Islands, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, May and June
  • The weather is good all year in Isabela Island
  • On average, the warmest months in Isabela Island are January, February, March, April, May and June
  • February is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Isabela Island, Floreana Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santiago Island, Baltra Island and Fernandina Island, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Santa Cruz Island are February, March and April

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

Month
January 79°F to 81°F
19%
February 81°F to 85°F
38%
March 83°F to 85°F
23%
April 83°F
19%
May 81°F
8%
June 77°F to 79°F
2%
July 76°F to 77°F
2%
August 74°F to 76°F
1%
September 72°F to 74°F
0%
October 74°F
0%
November 76°F
1%
December 77°F
3%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Galapagos Islands by cities

Isabela Island

Best time to go to Isabela Island

The best months to go to Isabela Island je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Floreana Island

Best time to go to Floreana Island

The best months to go to Floreana Island je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

San Cristóbal Island

Best time to go to San Cristóbal Island

The best months to go to San Cristóbal Island je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april, may and june.

Santa Cruz Island

Best time to go to Santa Cruz Island

The best months to go to Santa Cruz Island je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Santiago Island

Best time to go to Santiago Island

The best months to go to Santiago Island je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Baltra Island

Best time to go to Baltra Island

The best months to go to Baltra Island je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


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Temperatures and rainfall in the Galapagos Islands

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Galapagos Islands and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Isabela Island, Floreana Island, San Cristóbal Island, Santa Cruz Island and Santiago Island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in the Galapagos Islands?

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.
Isabela Island83°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F77°F77°F79°F81°F
Floreana Island83°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F77°F77°F79°F81°F
San Cristóbal Island81°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F79°F76°F76°F76°F77°F79°F
Santa Cruz Island83°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F77°F77°F79°F81°F
Santiago Island83°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F77°F77°F79°F81°F
Baltra Island83°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F77°F77°F79°F81°F
Española Island81°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F79°F76°F76°F76°F77°F79°F
Fernandina Island83°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F77°F77°F79°F81°F

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Is this weather information for Galapagos Islands reliable?

Climate data for Galapagos Islands has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Galapagos Islands allows us to determine the average for each month in Isabela Island, Floreana Island, San Cristóbal Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santiago Island, Baltra Island, Española Island and Fernandina Island.

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

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