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Costa Rica – Best time to go

Best time to visit Costa Rica

Always be prepared for rainfall in Costa Rica, however you’re likely to enjoy the driest weather here from December to April on the Pacific coast and March to September on the Caribbean coast with highs of 25°C. During May, June and November, it becomes very green and humidity can reach 90%. For sunny days and less chance of rain, head to Costa Rica’s beaches in dry season, from November to April. If rainforest trekking is what you are after, the misty Monteverde Cloud Forest is at its best between January and May.  

Best times to visit

Dry Season

Costa Rica’s dry season stretches from November to April, when you can take full advantage of the great outdoors with warmer temperatures and plenty of activities available with little risk of rain.  

Rainy Season

Temperatures are still warm, but May to October is known as Costa Rica’s ‘green season’, with more rain producing lush, leafy landscapes. The highlands around Arenal Volcano have their own microclimate and actually see the best weather at this time.

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
9mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
10mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
32ºC
9mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
24ºC
45mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
24ºC
169mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
206mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
140mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
192mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
30ºC
240mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
290mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
137mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Costa Rica
31ºC
44mm

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