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Best time to visit El Salvador

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The best time to visit El Salvador is November-April

While El Salvador is a popular destination to visit all year round, November-April is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the average maximum temperature in San Salvador climbs to around 33℃ (91℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) on the hottest days of the year. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in San Salvador is around 16℃ (61℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in El Salvador, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

If you’re keen to see the sights of El Salvador during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to El Salvador in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out about when to visit El Salvador, including the climate, seasonal info, FAQs and more for loads of the top places you NEED to explore, as well as all the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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El Salvador seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. El Salvador is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in El Salvador

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
San SalvadorNovember-April
31℃
20℃
32℃
20℃
33℃
21℃
32℃
23℃
31℃
23℃
30℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
29℃
21℃
30℃
20℃
30℃
20℃
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Top FAQs

El Salvador is in North America.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in El Salvador:

The warmest month of the year in San Salvador, one of the most popular places to visit in El Salvador, is April.
The driest month of the year in San Salvador, El Salvador, is usually around January each year.

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