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Galapagos Islands – Best time to go

Best time to visit Galapagos Islands

As the Galapagos Islands are situated on the Equator, the climate is warm and does not vary by much throughout the year. It's warmest season is between December and May – the islands also receive slightly more rain during these months; it usually falls in the evenings, leaving the days bright and sunny. 

Although the climate might have a bearing on when you travel to the Galapagos Islands, most travel at times when a specific seasonal wildlife event is due to occur.

Best times to visit

Dry Season

June through November is called the dry season in the Galapagos Islands. A light mist, called the garua mist, blankets the sky in the mornings, although it usually disappears by afternoon. Temperatures are a bit cooler, although still comfortably warm.

Rainy Season

The warm Panama current ushers in the hot season in the Galapagos Islands. The sea is warm and calm, the sky blue and sunny, and the temperatures warm. Expect some brief afternoon showers during this season.

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Average weather in January

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
30ºC
59mm

Average weather in February

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
30ºC
61mm

Average weather in March

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
31ºC
83mm

Average weather in April

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
31ºC
58mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
26ºC
52mm

Average weather in June

Good travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
26ºC
16mm

Average weather in July

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Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
26ºC
11mm

Average weather in August

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Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
26ºC
15mm

Average weather in September

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Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
26ºC
50mm

Average weather in October

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
27ºC
61mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
28ºC
60mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Galapagos Islands
29ºC
47mm