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

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Traveling to Santa Cruz, Ecuador? If you're planning to go to Santa Cruz, this article contains 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 Cruz, Ecuador

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

Important essentials for Santa Cruz, Ecuador

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santa Cruz, 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

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Santa Cruz, Ecuador by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Santa Cruz during January, you might notice that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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February

If you are traveling to Santa Cruz in February, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

March in Santa Cruz can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

April in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

May in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you visit Santa Cruz during June, you may notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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July

If you go to Santa Cruz in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. 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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August

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

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September

If you vacation in Santa Cruz during September, you may see 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 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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October

October is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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November

If you visit Santa Cruz during November, you may find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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December

If you vacation in Santa Cruz during December, you will probably notice that it is extremely 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 (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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