Santa Cruz, Ecuador: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Santa Cruz, Ecuador? If you're planning to go to Santa Cruz, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

Traveling to Santa Cruz in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat

February

In February, Santa Cruz can be very hot. 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 Cruz, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

March in Santa Cruz is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

April

If you go to Santa Cruz in April, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you visit Santa Cruz during May, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

June here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

If you are traveling to Santa Cruz in July, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

August

August is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

September

If you vacation in Santa Cruz during September, you are likely to find 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

October

Traveling to Santa Cruz in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

November

November in Santa Cruz is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

If you visit Santa Cruz during December, you are likely to find that it can be very 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Santa Cruz
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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