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BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR

[10 YEAR WEATHER GRAPHS]

When Best Time to Visit the Pacific Coast of Ecuador

BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR BASED ON 10 YR WEATHER GRAPHS. When expect overcast skies, cool seasons and rain. How warm does it get?

The northwest Pacific coast of Ecuador has a wet tropical seasonal climate, with a rainy season from May through December. Along the coast, annual rainfall quickly drops from North to South, as the climate transitions from the some of the wettest regions in the World, the Choco region in Colombia to the Peruvian desert coast. The reason why the South is desert dry is because the Humboldt current is a cold current from Antarctica, and as a result they carry little moisture. As winds have to rise up to the steep Andes Mountains, there is hardly any moisture in the air and rainfall is almost absent at lower elevations.

 

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 Humboldt current turns west towards Galapagos, creating the same dry climate on the Galapagos Islands. North of Guayaquil predominates a warm current, whose humidity is forced down as rain, as the coastal air is forced up upon the Andean mountain chain.

 

So, from the coastal north to the In the coastal south, the climate becomes increasingly dryer. First the wet tropics - In San Lorenzo 2550 mm - turn to a climate similar to that of Africa, where the savannahs predominate - Porto Viejo 460 mm and Guayaquil 790 mm . That means, a rainy season from January to April and a dry season with almost no rain from May through December. As one travels to the south, the climate gets dryer and dryer with semi-arid conditions in the extreme south - 49 mm in Piura in Northern Peru. WE give you climate graphs from different sources, so you can have an impression of what to expect, during different times of the year.

 

Climatological Information for San Lorenzo, Ecuador

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg. Temperature (°C)

26

26.4

26.6

26.5

26.5

26

25.9

25.6

25.6

25.7

25.7

25.7

Min. Temperature (°C)

22

22.2

22.5

22.4

22.7

22.2

21.9

21.7

21.7

21.9

21.9

22

Max. Temperature (°C)

30.1

30.6

30.7

30.7

30.3

29.8

29.9

29.6

29.6

29.6

29.5

29.5

Avg. Temperature (°F)

78.8

79.5

79.9

79.7

79.7

78.8

78.6

78.1

78.1

78.3

78.3

78.3

Min. Temperature (°F)

71.6

72.0

72.5

72.3

72.9

72.0

71.4

71.1

71.1

71.4

71.4

71.6

Max. Temperature (°F)

86.2

87.1

87.3

87.3

86.5

85.6

85.8

85.3

85.3

85.3

85.1

85.1

Precipitation / Rainfall (mm)

254

272

300

313

312

305

197

114

127

119

85

151

BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR [10 YR WEATHER GRAPHS]: San LorenzoBEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR [10 YR WEATHER GRAPHS]: Porto Viejo

Climate graph San Lorenzo.

Climate graph Porto Viejo.

 

 

Climatological Information for Portoviejo, Ecuador

 

Data
Period


Jan


Feb


Mar


Apr


May


Jun


Jul


Aug


Sep


Oct


Nov


Dec

 

Total

Mean Temp.
(deg. C)

1961-1990

25.9

26.0

28.7

26.2

25.6

24.7

24.1

24.0

24.1

24.4

24.6

25.4

 

Rainfall (mm)

1961-1990

89.9

114.7

107.1

59.6

26.1

20.3

10.4

2.1

4.0

2.7

4.6

15.9

457

Rainy* Days

1961-1990

10.0

12.0

12.0

8.0

3.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.0

1.0

2.0

53

BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR [10 YR WEATHER GRAPHS]: GuayaquilBEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR [10 YR WEATHER GRAPHS]: Piura, Peru at the border.

Climate graph Guayaquil.

Climate graph Piura, Peru.

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR [10 YR WEATHER GRAPHS]: Guayaquil.BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR [10 YR WEATHER GRAPHS]: Piura, Peru.

Climate graph Guayaquil.

Climate graph Piura, Peru.

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST OF ECUADOR [10 YR WEATHER GRAPHS]: Climate Porto Viejo, Ecuador.

Climate graph Porto Viejo.

 

 

Climatological Information for Guayaquil, Ecuador

 

Data
Period


Jan


Feb


Mar


Apr


May


Jun


Jul


Aug


Sep


Oct


Nov


Dec

 

Total

Mean

Temp.
(deg. C)

1961-1990

26.7

26.7

27.1

27.1

26.4

25.2

24.4

24.3

24.8

24.9

25.4

26.4

 

Rainfall

(mm)

1961-1990

230

242

252

153

60

33

10

1

2

3

6

34

1026

Rainy* Days

1961-1990

12.0

14.0

15.0

10.0

4.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

0.0

2.0

59

 

Climatological Information for Piura, Peru

 

Data
Period


Jan


Feb


Mar


Apr


May


Jun


Jul


Aug


Sep


Oct


Nov


Dec

 

Total

Mean Max.
Temp.

(deg. C)

1961-1990

33.4

34.2

34.3

33.2

30.8

28.9

27.9

28.3

29.0

29.6

30.4

32.0

 

Mean Min.
Temp
.

(deg. C)

1961-1990

20.3

21.4

21.3

19.9

18.3

16.8

15.8

15.6

15.6

16.2

16.9

18.4

 

Rainfall

(mm)

1961-1990

16.9

19.0

32.4

24.4

15.1

5.0

0.5

0.0

0.0

1.1

0.8

1.2

116.4

 

For detailed information on climate and weather statistics read:

As the weather and climate in Ecuador vary greatly with elevation and region, 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.

 

If you want to learn more about the country, read Ecuador Facts.

 

PARKS & TRIBES and the COFAN LODGE have their sales office inside:

Hotel Balmoral, Address: Calle Moreno Bellido E6-57 & Avenida Amazonas, Quito

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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.