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Climate of Costa Rica

You can go to Costa Rica any time of the year. Temperatures are reliable all year, warm in the highlands and hot along the coastline. However, two distinctive seasons are based on typical rainfall, the wet and dry season. The dry season normally lasts from December through April, though, the Caribbean side experiences a dry season during as well only it averages from September through October.

The best time to visit is considered the dry season, December to April, with merely one or two rainy days per month in nearly all regions. This is also the busiest time of year, particularly through Christmas and Spring break. Visitors planning trips during those school holidays should try to plan six months ahead if possible.

Travelers that visit during the green season can partake in nearly all of the same activities and will normally encounter smaller crowds during this time. Since temperatures are warm and rain frequently comes in short, heavy showers, many travelers enjoy the green season also.

The coastal regions encounter rainfall all year round, more than ever on the Caribbean side, so seasonality is not as much of an issue in this area. In fact, travelers fascinated in seeing the sea turtles may want to tour during the wetter times. The sea turtle season starts in mid-March and typically continues through mid-August, with the majority of the young hatchlings appearing June through August.

CLIMATE

Weather Averages for Puerto Limon:

Average Daily Sunshine Hours for Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Hrs Hrs Hrs Hrs Hrs Hrs Hrs Hrs Hrs Hrs 5 Hrs Hrs

Weather Averages for San Jose:

Average Temperatures for San Jose, Costa Rica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
72f 73f 73f 73f 73f 73f 73f 73f 72f 72f 72f 72f
22c 23c 23c 23c 23c 23c 23c 23c 22c 22c 22c 22c

Average High/Low Temperature for San Jose, Costa Rica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
81f 81f 82f 82f 81f 81f 81f 81f 79f 79f 79f 79f
27c 27c 28c 28c 27c 27c 27c 27c 26c 26c 26c 26c
63f 64f 64f 64f 64f 64f 64f 64f 63f 64f 64f 64f
17c 18c 18c 18c 18c 18c 18c 18c 17c 18c 18c 18c

Average Rainfall for San Jose, Costa Rica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
6mm 10mm 14mm 80mm 268mm 280mm 182mm 277mm 355mm 331mm 136mm 34mm

Weather Averages for Tamarind:

Average Temperatures for Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
81f 82f 84f 84f 82f 81f 82f 81f 79f 79f 79f 81f
27c 28c 29c 29c 28c 27c 28c 27c 26c 26c 26c 27c

Average High/Low Temperature for Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
88f 90f 91f 93f 90f 86f 88f 88f 84f 84f 84f 88f
31c 32c 33c 34c 32c 30c 31c 31c 29c 29c 29c 31c
73f 73f 75f 75f 75f 75f 75f 73f 73f 73f 72f 72f
23c 23c 24c 24c 24c 24c 24c 23c 23c 23c 22c 22c

HOLIDAYS

January 1 New Year's Day

April 11 Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas (not banks)

March 21 - 24 Good Friday - Easter Sunday

May 1 Labour Day

July 25 Anniversary of the Annexation of Guanacaste Province

August 2 Virgen de Los Angele's Day

August 15 Assumption/Mothers' Day

September 15 Independence Day

October 12 Columbus Day/Dia de la Raza

December 25 Christmas Day

Weekend Saturday, Sunday

You should know:

Holidays occurring on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) are not moved