Machala, Ecuador: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Machala, Ecuador? If you're planning to go to Machala, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Machala, Ecuador

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

Important essentials for Machala, Ecuador

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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February

February here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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March

If you go to Machala in March, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Machala in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Machala in May, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you go to Machala in June, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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August

August in Machala is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

If you go to Machala in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you go to Machala in October, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November here is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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December

December dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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