CLIMATE IN ECUADOR

Ecuador has a very varied climate that will depend a lot on the region where you are. Due to its geography, crossed by the Andes Mountain Range and with exit to the Pacific coast, it has very pleasant micro climates in the different cities of the country.

Also, because of its equatorial location, the country only has 2 stations marked throughout the year; which are the wet and dry. There is no snowfall except in the area near the snowy ones.

It is very important that tourists are clear about the climate they will find in each region, since many people trust that it can be hot everywhere and their trip can be ruined by a cold or something more serious.

As you know, Ecuador has 4 regions where the climate varies depending on the time of year. We have the coastal region, the sierra region, the Amazon region and the insular region or Galápagos. None of these regions has seasons, but it has 2 different seasons: dry and humid.

The Ecuadorian mountain to be crossed by the Mountain range of the Andes has a quite cold climate in all the cities. In spite of that, the climate is very varied because usually the sun shines brightly until around 3 o'clock in the afternoon and after that hour the temperature starts to drop.

For the same reason, it is a climate in which you should leave prepared for the sun with a lot of sunblock, hat or cap, but in the same way always carry a good jacket or sweater for the cold of the night. Also, the mountain range has a rainy season that can surprise you when leaving home.

The Ecuadorian coast has a very warm climate most of the year, with quite strong suns. The coast has access to the Pacific Ocean, making it the perfect place for a hot season and beach. The weather there is quite humid, which makes it feel even hotter.

However, there are seasons in which the climate on the coast changes and it is a bit colder with wind breezes, so it is advisable to leave with a light coat. Likewise, it is important to always be using sunblock all day long for intense suns.

The Amazon of Ecuador also has a warmer climate, but not as much as the coast. What characterizes them is the humidity that occurs in this region to be in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. Also, rains occur quite often regardless of whether it is cold or hot.

The famous Galapagos Islands have a very pleasant climate that is not completely tropical but rather temperate and dry. Also, it is very important to use sunscreen because of the presence of strong suns.