Best Time to Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a tropical climate and visitors should be prepared for some rain no matter when they visit, but the best time to travel is usually considered to be from December to April, when the weather is drier and normally bright. Aside from September and October which are the wettest months, there is really no bad time to travel, and if you choose to go in July or August you may have the added benefit of seeing turtles nesting in Tortuguero or the humpback whale migration.

Climate guide for Costa Rica

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Caribbean Coast 18°C 4mm 21°C 86mm 22°C 120mm 26°C 130mm 26°C 250mm 30°C 260mm 30°C 144mm 30°C 253mm 29°C 90mm 27°C 119mm 24°C 0mm 20°C 13mm
Guanacaste and Nicoya Peninsula 29°C 0mm 30°C 0mm 30°C 0mm 31°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 29°C 0mm 29°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 26°C 3mm 28°C 0mm 28°C 0mm
Manuel Antonio and Uvita 23°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 22°C 6mm 21°C 0mm 19°C 7mm 18°C 13mm 18°C 23mm 20°C 11mm 22°C 26mm 23°C 21mm 24°C 18mm
San Jose and Central Valley 22°C 0mm 22°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 22°C 0mm 21°C 14mm 22°C 0mm 22°C 0mm
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