Climate: Equador is on the Equator and the lower parts of the country have a tropical climate. In the Andes, the higher you get the cooler it gets. Here, there are hardly any changes in temperature and the rain is hardly a hindrance. Roughly, there are two seasons in Equador: the dry season and the wet season.
Coast: tropical and humid climate, with a relatively dry period from July to November. In the rainy season, it is not raining all day; usually there are some downpours towards the end of the day. The temperature on the coast is an average 30°C.
Andes (Sierra): the temperatures are determined by the height above sea level of the location. In Quito, it is pleasant between 14 and 21°C. In most places, it is sunny and fresh in the morning, with temperatures rising with the hour. The rain tends to come late in the afternoon, and in the evening it can cool off considerably. The nights can be really cold. The rainy season in the Sierra is from November to May, with rain falling in the afternoon and evening – although even in the dry season it regularly rains here. Even in the rainy season, the sun comes out for a few hours every day.
Amazon region: tropical and sultry throughout the year, with lots of rain – hence the name rainforest! April to June are the wettest months and August to November and December to March the driest months – however, dry is very relative here! Do take a raincoat. Temperatures average between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.
The Galàpagos archipelago also has two seasons: a rainy season from January to June and a dry season from July to December. During the rainy season it is pleasantly warm and usually sunny, with now and then a tropical rain shower. This tends to be the best time to visit. The rest of the year it is cooler and often misty. This mist is named Garua. In this period of the year, there is hardly any rain.
Best Time to Travel: You can travel to Ecuador the whole year, but the dry season, from July to November, is the best time. There are roughly three regions.