Weather in Ecuador in July

Get ready for your summer trip with our guide to the weather in Ecuador in July. Find out what this colorful month presents in terms of rainfall, temperature, and unique experiences, so you can prepare for an unforgettable adventure.

What is the weather like in Ecuador in July?

July in Ecuador brings a mix of weather conditions to suit a variety of preferences. 

In coastal harbors like Guayaquil, mild temperatures of around 25°C (77°F) provide a comfortable backdrop for maritime adventures. 

To enjoy cultural excursions, head to the highlands, especially cool Quito, where the temperature is around 15°C (59°F).

Meanwhile, the Amazon region maintains a warm, inviting embrace, beckoning nature lovers with lush rainforests.

Picture this: July, part of the dry season, paints the perfect canvas for outdoor activities. While coastal areas may experience precipitation, it's generally pleasant weather for all kinds of outdoor activities. 

And yes, the Galapagos Islands! The dry weather here creates favorable conditions for wildlife enthusiasts to admire the archipelago's unique ecosystems.

Whether you dream of coastal cool, highland culture, Amazon escapades or the wonders of the Galapagos wilderness, the weather in Ecuador in July offers plenty of opportunities. 

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Iguana, Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador @ Shutterstock

Is Ecuador warm in July?

July in Ecuador brings warmth, making it an attractive time to explore this diverse country. On the coast, temperatures average around 25°C (77°F), creating comfortable conditions for beach vacations. 

The highlands are cooler than the rest of the country and temperatures average around 15°C (59°F), creating pleasant conditions for cultural adventures. 

The Amazon remains warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 30°C (75-86°F), inviting nature lovers to immerse themselves in the dense rainforest. 

Meanwhile, in the Galapagos Islands, where dry weather prevails, temperatures range from 21 to 26 °C (70 to 79 °F), giving wildlife lovers a unique opportunity to observe the archipelago's amazing ecosystems.

Set on taking a trip this summer? Read up on the best places to visit in July.

Is July a good time to visit Ecuador?

July is undoubtedly a fantastic time to visit Ecuador. Mild temperatures on the coast, cultural adventures in the cool highlands, and lush rainforests in the Amazon — this country beckons explorers. 

The Galapagos Islands, with their arid weather, are a paradise for wildlife lovers.

Whether you're looking for a coastal vacation, cultural immersion, the wonders of the Amazon, or wildlife encounters in the Galapagos Islands, the weather in Ecuador in July offers a delightful blend of experiences in a variety of landscapes.

Haven't picked the right time for your Ecuador trip yet? Explore our guide to the best time to visit Ecuador.

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Cotopaxi el Panecillo, Quito, Ecuador @ Shutterstock

What about crowds and costs?

July is the peak tourist season in Ecuador, attracting a significant flow of visitors. Popular destinations see increased crowds, creating a lively atmosphere. While the increased demand may result in some higher accommodation and entertainment costs, the overall experience remains vibrant and rewarding. 

Despite possible price increases, the cost remains justified, offering the opportunity to immerse oneself in Ecuador's diverse landscapes during this busy period. 

We encourage you to plan and book your trips in advance to secure your accommodations and manage your expenses effectively while enjoying the vibrant energy of Ecuador's high season in July.

Festivals and events in Ecuador in July

July in Ecuador is a tapestry of cultural and traditional festivities that provide an exciting backdrop for visitors:

Paseo del Chagra

On July 21, Ecuador celebrates Paseo del Chagra, a colorful tribute to the Andean cowboys known as chagras. The Spanish trained the locals in the art of horseback riding, necessitated by the need to traverse the difficult Andean terrain. 

This event takes place in Machachi, Cotopaxi province, and includes rousing parades featuring horses, bulls, Andean musical groups, traditional dances, and colorful displays of regional agricultural products.

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Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador @ Shutterstock

Virgen del Carmen

The festival of Virgen del Carmen, celebrated in Andean cities, honors the cherished Virgin Mary. The festivities feature lively processions, traditional dances and colorful costumes that fill the atmosphere with liveliness and spiritual significance. This religious celebration reflects Ecuador's rich cultural and spiritual heritage.

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  • Ecuador Highlights - Amazon & Galapagos (12 days): Three dream destinations in Ecuador await: discover the colonial city of Quito and Otavalo before heading to the Amazon. Guided boat tours will explain flora, fauna and the indigenous customs to you. Afterwards, explore the fascinating Galapagos islands.
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Shaman, Ecuador @ Shutterstock

Olga Sitnitsa

written by Olga Sitnitsa

updated 2.02.2024

Online editor at Rough Guides, specialising in travel content. Passionate about creating compelling stories and inspiring others to explore the world.

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