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THE BEST WEATHER IN CUENCA, ECUADOR

When is the Best Weather in Cuenca, Ecuador

From the middle of Colombia until almost the south of Ecuador, the Andes of Ecuador has a spring-like mild climate with daily weather patterns of alternating sunny and cloudy periods. To this pattern, the climate in Cuenca and Ingapirca, Ecuador, is no exception. Typically the weather of Cuenca rises to an agreeable level between 20 - 27 degrees Celsius in daytime, while the weather cools off to below 20 degrees at night, when a light sweater is needed. The weather in Cuenca, Ecuador sports two seasons: rainy and dry; the latter between June and December. The rest of the year is characterized by bright sunny mornings and cloudy afternoons, often with brief showers. But both are great for visiting and there really is no best time to visit Cuenca, Ecuador.

 

Dear visitor, our website gives you info about our National Parks Tours, our Galapagos programs, the Cuyabeno Loop, as well as our Cuyabeno  and Cofan Lodges in the Amazon.   For those who want to combine the Exuberant Nature of Ecuador with the Famous culture of Peru, we even have a 7 days Highlights of Peru extension! Our website gives you the best information on the internet, because we are the only tour operator run by professional biologists. Take a look:

 

OUR PARKS AND TRIBES ECO TOURS

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Indians take you in their agile dug-out canoes along winding rivers.

STANDARD COFAN LODGE TOUR

Start your Cuyabeno journey on Ecuador's most scenic wide Amazon tributary, the Aguarico River. Spend 3 nights in the Cofan Lodge, exploring the lower Cuyabeno and Zábalo Rivers.

 

 

Price: $ 499

 4 days

Children learning about the rainforest.

CUYABENO LOOP

The Cuyabeno Loop explores the breathtaking scenery of lower Cuyabeno and Zábalo Rivers and the Cuyabeno Lake. Watch the amazing birds and wildlife. Pass 2 nights with the amazing Cofan Indians in the Cofan Lodge and enjoy 2 nights of comfort in the famous Cuyabeno Lodge.

Price: $ 799

5 days

 

Birdwatching by visitors of the Amazon in Ecuador

LAGARTO COCHA EXPEDITION

The Lagarto Cocha Expedition on hidden creeks and lakes is the best Amazon journey in Ecuador! Discover Indian tribes in Ecuador, Monkeys, Sloths, Dolphins. No other Amazon rainforest in any of the Amazon-Andean countries can match the wildlife viewing of Cuyabeno and it is far better than Yasuní!

 

Price: $ 1099

7 days

excursion on Lake Cuyabeno

CUYABENO LAKE PROGRAM

The Cuyabeno Lake Program explores all the wild places surrounding the Cuyabeno Lake. Bonsai-shaped Macrolobia trees with the whispering of the mysterious prehistoric Hoatzin birds and the noisy Blue and Yellow Macaws. Our Cuyabeno Lodge is on the best location, because we were the first and chose the best location on a seasonal island in the Cuyabeno Lake itself.

Price: from $ 410

4 - 5 days

 

Alpacas in Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve are the domesticated form of the vicuñas.

NORTHERN ANDES TOUR

Our Northern Andes Tour lets you get a taste of some of the best Andean National Parks, visiting the highest groves in the world: the Polylepis trees, the highest mountain in the world calculated from the center of the Earth, the Chimborazo with Vecuñas and Lamas, the highest active volcano in the world, the Cotopaxi.

 

 

Price: from $1149

5 days

San Rafael Falls

NATIONAL PARKS TOUR

Our National Parks Tours take you on a fantastic journey along the best possible sample of Andean and coastal parks. They have been designed to complement Galapagos and/or Amazon cruises. They can start from different places, particularly Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. While the full program lasts 9 days, it is possible to make a limited selection of parks, like the 6 days' "Andes and Coast" module.

Price: $ 1999

9 days

 

Bartelome Island at Galapagos National Park

GALAPAGOS LAST MINUTE

We have a fabulous selection of Galapagos programs, including cruises, island hopping, scuba diving or relaxing on one of the many different hotels varying from modest inns to deluxe resorts.

 

 

Price: from $ 550

from 3 days

Inca wall in Cusco.

PERU HIGHLIGHTS

A fabulous program for visiting the most famous cultural highlights Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. At the same time it serves as the Lima hub for the Peru National Parks Tour. This module is an extension to our National Parks Tour Ecuador and/or Galapagos National Park and/or Amazon Cruises.

Price: $ 1199

7 days

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The following charts show the average conditions. Please note that these are average temperatures, which means that the highest and lowest temperatures each day are considerably higher and lower that the averages.

 

WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: average maximum temperature.

WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: average daily temperature.

WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: average precipitation.

WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: number of rainy days per month.

WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: Monthly Precipitation.

WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: average number of rainy days per month

Data about the Weather of Cuenca, Ecuador

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Record high C / F

26.7
80.1

26.1
79

27.2
81

24.4
75.9

25.0
77

25.0
77

22.8
73

25.6
78.1

25.0
77

27.2
81

27.2
81

27.2
81

27.2
81

Average high C / F

20.6
69.1

21.1
70

20.6
69.1

20.6
69.1

19.4
66.9

18.9
66

18.3
64.9

18.9
66

20.6
69.1

21.1
70

21.7
71.1

21.7
71.1

20.3
68.5

Daily mean C / F

15.3
59.5

15.8
60.4

15.6
60.1

15.3
59.5

14.4
57.9

13.6
56.5

13.3
55.9

13.3
55.9

14.7
58.5

15.3
59.5

14.7
58.5

15.6
60.1

14.7
58.5

Average low C / F

10.0
50

10.6
51.1

10.6
51.1

10.0
50

9.4
48.9

8.3
46.9

8.3
46.9

7.8
46

8.9
48

9.4
48.9

7.8
46

9.4
48.9

9.2
48.6

Record low C / F

3.3
37.9

2.8
37

3.9
39

1.1
34

0.0
32

−0.6
30.9

−1.7
28.9

−1.1
30

2.2
36

−0.6
30.9

−0.6
30.9

1.1
34

−1.7
28.9

Rainfall mm / inches

67
3

85
3

107
4

109
4

77
3

68
3

53
2

47
2

56
2

73
3

69
3

67
3

878
35

Avg. rainy days

(≥ 0.1 mm)

20

21

22

19

15

11

10

10

12

16

13

10

179

Monthly sunny hrs

155

113

124

120

155

150

186

186

150

155

150

155

1,799

Sources: Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial (temperatures) and: Cuenca Data Weather Guide

 

Images of Cuenca Weather

WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: Sunny in the morning until noon when the clouds move in. WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: clouded in the afternoon.

Midday weather at the Parque Calderon at the Plaza Central of Cuenca.

In the afternoon, clouds may cover the sky, but rain showers are often short-lived.

 

WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: sunny in the evening after a clouded afternoon. WEATHER CUENCA, ECUADOR: sunny in the morning.

When the sun is out, the light in Cuenca is extraordinarily bright and beautiful with deep blue skies.

On a typical day for the of Cuenca weather, clouds are moving in, but they don't necessarily bring rain, and when they do, rains often last a brief moment. Most people walk in shirts or light sweaters.

 

For detailed information on climate and weather conditions read:

As the weather and climate in Cuenca Ecuador may vary greatly throughout the day, you need different clothing for different regions. Depending on where you travel, you have to be prepared for hot weather in the western lowlands and Galapagos National Park, with thin shirts, shorts and light trousers. For the central Andes valley, the Andes flanks and Cuyabeno, be sure to take a light sweater or buy one locally, because the evenings may turn chilly. If you plan to go up in the highlands above 3500 m, be sure you bring adequately warm clothing, because - depending on elevation - temperatures may turn wintery cold. Be prepared for rainfall everywhere, so bring a nylon poncho and/or water-coated light rain jacket.

 

WARNING: You will be on the Equator. UV radiation is extremely high everywhere you go and you need to protect you adequately, even if you are dark-skinned. Always where a hat, not just a baseball cap, and please, don't wear sandals or bear feet when you come from abroad. I have seen such horribly painful feet on people who covered everything but their feet. Your feet get the most direct sunlight as they are exposed horizontally to the sun!

 

Always put on high grade sun block (don't forget the edges of your ears).  Accustom your skin to the sunlight by exposing it for no more than an hour the first day and add an hour everyday afterwards. Don't be fooled by an overcast sky, you can still get sun burn. Be particularly aware in the highlands, where the UV is even higher!; and on the water (Cuyabeno, Galapagos), because on the water, the UV effect is greater. Also beware of wind, as it also tends to increase the sun burning of your skin. So When is the best time to visit Cuenca, Ecuador according to the weather data? Anytime because the weather of Cuenca, Ecuador is always pleasant!

 

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Parks Man Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil is author of this website and founder of Parks and Tribes. He dedicated his life to the conservation of nature. https://www.facebook.com/DrDaanVreugdenhil, https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdaanvreugdenhil/. He was part of the team that selected the first 39 protected areas of Ecuador, including. Yasuní and Cuyabeno, the latter of which he he later recommended to be expanded from originally 150,000ha to 600,000ha, together with then Cuyabeno director Prof. Dr. Flavio Coello and Parks and Tribes partner. Daan is also the founding father of the Cuyabeno Lodge and co-manager of the Cofan Lodge.