When to Go

High Season (Jun–Sep)

  • Sunny, clear days in the highlands; less rain in the Oriente.
  • December to April is high season on the coast: expect warm temperatures and periodic showers.
  • January to May is high season in the Galápagos.
  • Make hotel reservations in advance.

Shoulder Season (Oct–Nov)

  • Cooler temperatures, more showers (usually sun in the morning and rain in the afternoon) in the highlands.

Low Season (Dec–May)

  • Cooler, rainier days in the highlands.
  • June to December is low season in the Galápagos, with cooler, drier weather and rougher seas.
  • Low season is April to July in the Oriente, when heavy rains are common.