Planning your Galapagos Vacation in August
Galapagos Weather Averages in August
- Average Max. temperature: 75°F (24.0°C)
- Average Min. temperature: 66°F (19.0°C)
- Average temperature: 70°F (21.0°C)
- Sea temperature: 71°F (21.5°C)
- Average Monthly Rainfall: 0.25 in (0.6 cm) in the highlands
Prepare for a trip unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before – visiting the Galapagos Islands in August is a great way to get to know one of the most beautiful natural paradises of our planet. Its rich human history includes a past of buccaneers and prisoners, marooned sailors, and even Charles Darwin, whose short stay in the Galapagos Islands helped inspire his 1859 icon “The Origin of Species,” which debuted his theory of evolution.
With a total population of just over 25,000 people, the Galapagos archipelago is one of the most pristinely maintained national parks in the world that you can visit. The transit control department works closely with the National Park to make sure that tourist traffic does not interfere with nature’s beauty. So if you’re one of the few lucky visitors that can make the Galapagos a part of your vacation, then make sure to take full advantage of everything it has to offer.
The “garua” season
The time from June to November is known in the Galapagos as the “garua” season, which means that skies are generally more overcast and there are short drizzles throughout the day. The word “garua” means “mist,” referring to the light mist that is common on mornings during this season.