The best times to visit Isabela Island for ideal weather are
May 7th to January 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Isabela Island Travel Guide
Other Isabela Island Travel Info
Weather in Isabela Island
Average temperatures in Isabela Island vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Isabela Island, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 88.7°F (31.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.3°F (25.7°C) at night.
Isabela Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Isabela Island Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Isabela Island Perceived Temperature (F)
Isabela Island Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Isabela Island Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Isabela Island are January, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.
When can you find snow in Isabela Island? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Isabela Island.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Isabela Island (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Isabela Island has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (63.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (73.2%).
Wind in Isabela Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by August and July. September’s average wind speed of around 12 knots (13.9 MPH or 22.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 17.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Isabela Island.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||10.3||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.8||Gentle breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.3||Gentle breeze||10.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.8||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|May||11||Significant breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||11.6||Significant breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||11.8||Significant breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||11.8||Significant breeze||16.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||12||Significant breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||11.4||Significant breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Nov||11.7||Significant breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.8||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Isabela Island?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Ecuador; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Isabela Island, Ecuador is July, followed by January and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Isabela Island in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Isabela Island Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Isabela Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 82.3°F (27.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Isabela Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.