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

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Traveling to Santa Ana, El Salvador? If you're planning to go to Santa Ana, I have 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 Santa Ana, El Salvador

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

Important essentials for Santa Ana, El Salvador

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santa Ana, 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 unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Santa Ana, El Salvador

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Santa Ana.

If you go to Parque Ecologico San Lorenzo, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you visit Museo Regional de Occidente, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Santa Ana.

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

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January

In January, Santa Ana is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly 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 Santa Ana, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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February

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

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March

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

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April

In April, Santa Ana can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Santa Ana, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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May

If you are traveling to Santa Ana 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

June is pretty consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July is hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August for Santa Ana is pretty consistently hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

If you go to Santa Ana in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very stormy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

October in Santa Ana is extremely warm and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you vacation in Santa Ana during November, you may notice that it is pretty consistently hot. 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 (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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December

In December, Santa Ana is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and a bit less than half 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 Santa Ana, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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