El Salvador, El Salvador: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to El Salvador, El Salvador? If you're planning to go to El Salvador, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to El Salvador, El Salvador

Based on the climate and weather in El Salvador, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for El Salvador, El Salvador by month

January

If you are traveling to El Salvador in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

February

February here is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

March

March is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

April

If you vacation in El Salvador during April, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May in El Salvador is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

If you are traveling to El Salvador in June, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

July

July in El Salvador is extremely warm and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

August

August in this region is pretty consistently hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

September

September in this region is hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

October

Traveling to El Salvador in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants

November

Traveling to El Salvador in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella

December

If you vacation in El Salvador during December, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for El Salvador, El Salvador

Here are some general tips on what to wear in El Salvador, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in El Salvador
  • Appropriate museum wear

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