San Salvador, El Salvador: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to San Salvador, El Salvador? If you're planning to go to San Salvador, 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 San Salvador, El Salvador

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

Important essentials for San Salvador, El Salvador

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for San Salvador, El Salvador

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for San Salvador.

We also recommend these top tours in and around San Salvador.

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

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    January

    January here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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    February

    If you vacation in San Salvador during February, you will probably see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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    March

    If you visit San Salvador during March, you will probably find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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 most days.

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    April

    If you go to San Salvador in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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    May

    If you are traveling to San Salvador in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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    June

    If you go to San Salvador in June, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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    July

    July in San Salvador is extremely warm and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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    August

    August in San Salvador is extremely warm and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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    September

    If you visit San Salvador during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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    October

    October in San Salvador is pretty consistently hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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    November

    If you are traveling to San Salvador in November, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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    December

    In December, San Salvador is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and about a third of the time jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for San Salvador, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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