Guayaquil, Ecuador: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Based on the climate and weather in Guayaquil, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Guayaquil, Ecuador by month

January

January here is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Guayaquil is really hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Guayaquil, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Guayaquil is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Guayaquil is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Guayaquil in May, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Guayaquil is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Guayaquil during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

August

August for Guayaquil is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

September

If you vacation in Guayaquil during September, you are likely to find that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

Traveling to Guayaquil in October, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

If you visit Guayaquil during November, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

December

If you are traveling to Guayaquil in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Guayaquil, Ecuador

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Guayaquil, 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 Guayaquil
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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