COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may impact your travel plans and the data on our site. Stay safe, and always check official travel advice before you book.

Best time to visit Santa Marta, Colombia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Santa Marta is April

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April is the best time to go to Santa Marta.

In summer, the temperature in Santa Marta can rise as high as 31℃ (87℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 24℃ (75℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Santa Marta when the days are longest, you should visit in August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Santa Marta in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

For more information about when to travel to Santa Marta, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

Santa Marta seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Santa Marta as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Santa Marta is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Santa Marta

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Santa Marta for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Santa Marta climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Santa Marta for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

Jump to:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Santa Marta in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 5 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 9 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 24 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (3") over 24 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 27 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Santa Marta in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 17 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santa Marta in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Marta in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Santa Marta is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Santa Marta is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Santa Marta is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Santa Marta, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Santa Marta map