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Located northwest in South America, Ecuador is bordered to the north by Colombia, east and south by Peru and west by the Pacific Ocean, with a coastline of 887 km.
 
There are different geographical areas, each of them has its own climate; for this reason, Ecuador is characterized by its enormous biodiversity.
 
We distinguish three different natural regions in the mainland, the Galapagos Islands or Enchanted Isles will be treated below as our fourth region:
 
PACIFIC COAST O COAST
 
The Coast is divided into seven provinces lying between the Pacific Ocean and the western range of the Andes.
 
Winter, from December to May, is warm and rainy.
Summer, from June to November is dry and cooler. Average temperatures vary between 26 ° C and 29 ° C.
 
The west side of the Andes, also known as the Choco, is dominated by the presence of rainforest. The irregularity of the terrain and difficult access privilege abundant flora and fauna where adventure is at your hand´s reach

 

 

 

ANDES MOUNTAIN RANGE OR SIERRA
 
The mountainous region of the Andes, divided into 10 provinces, also known as Sierra consists of two mountain ranges that cross the country from north to south.
Many mountains have snow and exceed the 4500 meters.
The highlight of Ecuador is Chimborazo volcano with 6310 meters.
 
The temperature is cold during the day, it doesn´t reach more than 16 degrees, and at night drops to a few degrees below zero.
In the valleys and in the rest of Sierra region, the average temperature varies between 20 ° and 26 ° C.
 
There are two distinct seasons in the Andes:
 
Rainy season; between November and May.
 
Dry season; from June to October.


 

 

 

AMAZON - ORIENT
 
The Amazon region, divided into six provinces, begins on the eastern slope of the Eastern Cordillera and extends eastward.
 
The vegetation is dense and lush. It's hot and rains are important from May to August.
 
The Amazon is the wettest region of the country. The temperatures are similar to those on the coast but the air is up to 90% humidity and abundant rainfall.
 
The best time to visit Ecuador is the dry season, from June to October.
Temperatures vary according to the place you where, on the coast, highlands and Amazon.


 

 

 

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
 
Although located on the line of Ecuador, the climate of the islands is less hot and humid than in other equatorial regions.
 
The islands have a particularly climate regime, the influence of the Humboldt Current brings cold water from the antarctic. The climate of the islands is regularly disturbed by El Niño phenomenon, which brings warm temperatures and many rains.
 
One season following another:
 
The rainy season from January to May: characterized by warm temperatures between 23 ° C and 27 ° C.
Sea is calm and warmer.
The rains at this time of year are influenced by the phenomenon more or less strong of El Niño.
 
The Cold and dry season from June to December with temperatures down to 19 ° C is caused by the cold Humboldt current.
Cold water lowers the temperature of the air and leaves a wet mist (la Garua) which can stay for several days.
 
The climate changes with the altitude in the large islands. The temperature drops as the rainfall increases due to the condensation of moisture from clouds in the summits.
 
The best time to go to the Galapagos extends from January to May. The days are sunny and warm, with only a few passing rains. The temperature of the water rises up to 25 ° C
 
 
 

 

 

However, Ecuador has micro climates within its four main regions.

 

Region Rainy Season Dry Season Average Temperature
Amazon Almost year round January and February 25° to 31°
Andes february to May June to January 15° to 20°
Pacific Coast January to Abril May to December 25° to 31°
Galápagos January to Abril May to December 18° to 30°

 

Climate and temperature of the day
 
Inamhi (Ecuador)
 
 
Statistics of precipitations of the year:
 
Andes (Quito)
 
Amazonia (Puyo)
 
Pacific Coast (Guayaquil)
 
Galapagos (San Cristobal)