What Weather Can You Expect on your Ecuador Holiday?
Ecuador's location right on the equator means that summer and winter don't have a great deal of meaning, but the change from the wet and dry season can make a huge difference to your holiday in Ecuador, and the wildly different altitudes can have a huge bearing on temperatures as well as the climate in general.
Andes, Amazon and the Pacific Coast
The three main climate zones in Ecuador cover the Pacific Coast and lowlands, the Andes mountains that run right down the spine of Ecuador, and the low Amazon basin in the east of the country. The coast and Amazon are both characterised by hot, humid weather with high rainfall more or less year-round. In the mountains the rainy season is more pronounced and the climate is generally more temperate.
Major Holiday Locations: Guayaquil, Salinas, Machalilla
Although the heaviest rainfall on the coast is between January and May, actually most of the days are sunny, just with occasional heavy (but warm!) showers. By contrast from June to December although it's dry it can be rather overcast. Since you're presumably on the coast for the beach, although it may seem counter-intuitive, we'd recommend the rainy season...