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Best time to visit Paracas, Peru

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The best time to visit Paracas is September

While Paracas is a popular destination to visit all year round, September 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 the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 26℃ (79℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Paracas is around 13℃ (54℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Paracas in October, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Paracas falls around March, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in September instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Paracas, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

October

Paracas seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Paracas

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 Paracas 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.

Paracas 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 Paracas 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.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Paracas in January

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Paracas in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 3 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Paracas in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Paracas in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Paracas in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paracas in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Paracas in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paracas in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Paracas in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paracas in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Paracas in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paracas in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Paracas in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paracas in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Paracas in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paracas in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Paracas in November

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paracas in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Paracas in December

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paracas in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Paracas is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (77℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Paracas is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Paracas is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Paracas, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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