Weather in Ecuador in November

Prepare for your perfect trip with our guide to the weather in Ecuador in November. Find out what this colorful month presents in terms of rainfall, temperature, and unique experiences, so you're all set for an unforgettable adventure.

What is the weather like in Ecuador in November?

The weather in Ecuador in November invites you to enjoy an exciting adventure. On the coast, in places like Guayaquil, temperatures range between 24°C and 32°C (75°F-90°F), creating ideal conditions for enjoying beach vacations and water activities.

In the high Andean highlands, including Quito, nature has its own peculiarities, with cool temperatures ranging from 10°C to 21°C (50°F to 70°F) and the onset of the rainy season.

The Amazon rainforests experience periodic rains and humidity, which helps paint the scenery in vibrant green colors.

In November, The Galapagos Islands — a year-round wonder — enjoy comfortable temperatures, making it one of the best times to explore the unique wonders of the islands.

Grab your outerwear and immerse yourself in the November weather mix — from the warmth of the coast, to the chill of the highlands and the mystical allure of the Amazon. This varied weather whirlwind offers a unique backdrop for exploring Ecuador's natural wonders.

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Is Ecuador warm in November?

In short, we can say that weather in Ecuador in November is characterized by a warm and varied climate.

On the coast, temperatures range from 24°C to 32°C (75°F-90°F), giving you ideal conditions for a beach vacation.

The highlands of the Andes are slightly cooler, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 21°C (50°F-70°F), signaling the onset of the rainy season.

The Amazon rainforest retains a tropical atmosphere with occasional rain and humidity.

Overall, the weather in Ecuador in November presents a delightful combination of warmth and coolness across the country's diverse landscapes, making it an attractive time to explore the country's natural wonders.

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Is November a good time to visit Ecuador?

November is a fantastic time to explore Ecuador. On the coast, you'll be able to fully enjoy the sun-soaked beaches.

In turn, the highlands of the Andes offer lush landscapes as the rainy season begins, creating a vibrant green canvas.

Head to the Amazon rainforest and you'll find lush landscapes enhanced by periodic rains.

For nature lovers, the Galapagos Islands offer unique wildlife encounters in comfortable temperatures.

Whether it's relaxing on the coast, hiking in the highlands, or immersing yourself in biodiversity, Ecuador in November offers a variety of activities, promising an unforgettable and well-rounded experience.

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Fog in cloud forest, Bellavista Reserve, Western Andes, Ecuador

Fog in cloud forest, Bellavista Reserve, Western Andes, Ecuador

What about crowds and costs?

November in Ecuador strikes a favorable balance between fewer tourists and reasonable prices. This period falls just after the peak of the tourist season, resulting in fewer visitors, and providing a quieter vacation at popular attractions. 

With less demand, accommodation and entertainment can offer more budget-friendly options.

Overall, November is a good time for budget-minded travelers to explore Ecuador while enjoying a more relaxed atmosphere and potentially more economical travel.

Want to learn more useful information before your upcoming trip to Ecuador? Read our tips for traveling in Ecuador. You might also find it helpful to read about what you need to know before traveling to Ecuador.

Festivals and events in Ecuador in November

November in Ecuador offers a combination of cultural and traditional festivities that provide an exciting backdrop for visitors.

Cuenca Independence Day

On 3rd November, you can join the jubilant celebrations of Cuenca's Independence Day, a vibrant tribute to Ecuador's history. 

Experience lively parades and festivities that reveal the city's rich cultural tapestry. It's a rousing event that brings together history and community in a joyous celebration of Cuenca's independence and cultural heritage.


Сathedral in Cuenca @ Ecuador @ Shutterstock

Dia de los Difuntos - All Souls' Day

2nd November sees Ecuador celebrate "El Dia de los Difuntos" or "The Day of All Souls". This national holiday has great significance to Ecuadorians, who honor the memory of their loved ones by visiting their graves and leaving their favorite foods as offerings. 

Traditional guaguas de pan and bread rolls, are served along with colada morada, a warm, sweet drink made from various berries.

Ready for your dream trip to Ecuador in November?

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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.
  • Luxury Andes and Galapagos (14 days): Combine Ecuador's mainland, visiting Cotopaxi volcano, the fascinating city of Quito, the market in Otavalo, hot springs in Papallacta and more, with the unique wildlife and nature of the Galapagos. A once in a lifetime trip with extraordinary hotels and lodges awaits.
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Considering the Galapagos as a destination for your Ecuador trip? Find ideas in our Galapagos itineraries. And to get the best travelling experience, also read our guide on the best time to visit Galapagos Islands.


Church la Compania in Quito, Ecuador @ Shutterstock

Olga Sitnitsa

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Olga Sitnitsa

updated 21.05.2024

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