The best times to visit Santa Cruz for ideal weather are
April 30th to August 26th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Santa Cruz Travel Guide
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Weather in Santa Cruz
Average temperatures in Santa Cruz vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Santa Cruz, the hottest months are November, December, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid October where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.6°F (22°C) at night.
Santa Cruz Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Santa Cruz 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.
Santa Cruz Perceived Temperature (F)
Santa Cruz Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz are July, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Santa Cruz? 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 Santa Cruz.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Santa Cruz (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
Santa Cruz has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (43.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (70.8%).
Wind in Santa Cruz is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is August, followed by September and October. August’s average wind speed of around 13.2 knots (15.2 MPH or 24.5 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 early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 20.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Santa Cruz.
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||10.6||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10.4||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.9||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||10||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|May||11||Significant breeze||16.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||11.8||Significant breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Jul||12.4||Significant breeze||18.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||13.2||Significant breeze||19.8||Strong breeze|
|Sep||12.8||Significant breeze||19.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||12.5||Significant breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|Nov||12||Significant breeze||17.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||11.6||Significant breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Santa Cruz?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Bolivia; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is January, followed by April and November. 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 Santa Cruz in July. 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 Santa Cruz Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 74.1°F (23.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Santa Cruz, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 90.5°F (32.5°C) and 86.9°F (30.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Santa Cruz to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 85.9°F (29.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.