Isla Taquile, Peru: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Isla Taquile, Peru

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

What to wear/what to pack for Isla Taquile, Peru by month

January

January in Isla Taquile is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

February

February in Isla Taquile is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

March

March here is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

April

April in Isla Taquile is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

May

May for Isla Taquile is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves or mittens

June

If you go to Isla Taquile in June, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans

July

If you are traveling to Isla Taquile in July, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens

August

August for Isla Taquile is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots

September

September in Isla Taquile is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

October

October in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots

November

November in Isla Taquile is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

December

December in Isla Taquile is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Isla Taquile, Peru

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Isla Taquile, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Isla Taquile is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness.

For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox
  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and C
  • A SIM card that works in Isla Taquile
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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