Galapagos Weather

Galapagos Weather is nice and very comfortable. It belongs to tropical heat but it is tempered by the Pacific Ocean Breezes.

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However, it is tempered by Pacific breezes, and these by South Equatorial Current.

There are Two Seasons in the Islands:

  • The hot season from December to May when humidity is high and average temperatures are in the 80s F (26 - 30 C).
  • And the dry season from June to November. There may be occasional showers, but the days are generally hot and sunny.


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From June to November, the dry season appears, you can expect cool winds, occasionally bringing with them a light misty-type drizzle called garĂșa. Temperatures average in the 70s F (20 - 24 C) during the day and lower at night.

For those of you who would like to Snorkel in Galapagos I recommend to bring a shortie wet suit, since the Galapagos waters cool down to temperatures that range in the 60s F (18 - 20 C).

As you can see Galapagos weather is great and favorable to visit for most of the year mainly because of its latitudinal advantage.

NOTE: Enjoy the fantastic Galapagos Island Wildlife meet some of the most unusual and fascinating species in the world, both terrestrial and marine, are found in these Islands.

Here most of the surface (96%) is a National Park, surrounded by the protected Galapagos Marine Reserve both of them UNESCO World Heritages Sites.

The Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean over 1000 km West from the South American continent.

The Galapagos (officially named the Archipelago of Colon) are a dynamic region that changes frequently with volcanic eruptions. There are new lava fields forming and Islands eroding and expanding constantly. Take a Look at the Main Galapagos Attractions

There are 13 Main Islands in Galapagos and They Are:

Baltra, Espanola, Fernandina, Floreana, Genovesa, Isabela, Marchena, Pinta, Pinzon, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago.

Enjoy this famous Archipelago and its fantastic Galapagos weather all year round... it will be there to satisfy you all the way. See a Nice Gallery of Photos of Galapagos here

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Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)
With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading! There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands
Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers. Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World
Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in. Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands
If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier. But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you. Small, well-priced, and reliable!

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire
The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table. This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!


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