The best times to visit Machalilla for ideal weather are

August 13th to October 28th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Machalilla Travel Info

Weather in Machalilla


Average temperatures in Machalilla vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Machalilla, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 85.7°F (29.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.6°F (23.7°C) at night.

Machalilla Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Machalilla Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Machalilla Perceived Temperature (F)


Machalilla Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Machalilla 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 84.6 78.4 74.1
Feb 85 78.8 74.4
Mar 85.2 79 74.2
Apr 85.2 79 74.2
May 85 78.4 73.8
Jun 84.4 77.3 73.3
Jul 83.5 76 72.1
Aug 82.6 74.8 70.8
Sep 82.7 74.6 70.8
Oct 82.4 74.4 70.6
Nov 83.3 75.1 71
Dec 84.7 77.2 73.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.2 25.8 23.4
Feb 29.4 26 23.6
Mar 29.6 26.1 23.4
Apr 29.6 26.1 23.4
May 29.4 25.8 23.2
Jun 29.1 25.2 22.9
Jul 28.6 24.4 22.3
Aug 28.1 23.8 21.6
Sep 28.2 23.7 21.6
Oct 28 23.6 21.4
Nov 28.5 23.9 21.7
Dec 29.3 25.1 22.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Machalilla are June, 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 late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.

When can you find snow in Machalilla? 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 Machalilla.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Machalilla (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 11% 0 1.8
Feb 14% 0 2.2
Mar 12% 0 2.4
Apr 6% 0 0.8
May 0% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 1% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 4.6
Feb 14 0 5.6
Mar 12 0 6.1
Apr 6 0 2
May 0 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 1 0 0.5


Humidity and Wind

Machalilla has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (70.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (77.3%).

Wind in Machalilla is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Machalilla.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 5.5 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.6 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.2 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 12 Gentle breeze
Jun 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jul 7.9 Gentle breeze 12.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 8.2 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Sep 8.4 Gentle breeze 13.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 8.6 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Nov 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.2%
Feb 77.3%
Mar 77.2%
Apr 75.5%
May 73.4%
Jun 73.4%
Jul 73.6%
Aug 73.9%
Sep 73.9%
Oct 74.6%
Nov 72.8%
Dec 70.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Machalilla?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 20, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Machalilla, 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 Machalilla 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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 21.8 in November means 21.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Machalilla Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 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 Machalilla, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 81.8°F (27.7°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 Machalilla to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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