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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Guayaquil

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Guayaquil

OUR GUIDE TO the weather in the Guayaquil

Located on the banks of the river Guayas, which flows into the Pacific, Ecuador’s largest city and principal port of Guayaquil is a hot and humid place where the temperature seldom dips below 28°C all year round. As is characteristic of the southern Pacific strip in Ecuador, sunny days with heavy afternoon rains can be expected from January-April, when humidity levels are also extremely high. Outside of these months there is very little rainfall, although high humidity levels remain (70% and over) due to the city’s location on the river and the almost permanent dry season cloud cover. A modern and heavily populated city, most visitors just pass through for a night on the way to, or back from the Galapagos Islands so the weather here is of little consequence. However, good quality hotels, a pleasant and breezy malecon (riverside promenade) with its nearby arty hillside district of Las Penas offer enough of interest for a short visit whatever the time of the year.

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  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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