Make your visit to Costa Rica perfect
Costa Rica is incredibly bio-diverse with lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, and fascinating volcanic lands making up most of its landmass.
Bookmundi is showing you how to get the most out of your holiday, and that’s making sure that the weather in Costa Rica is perfect when you’re visiting the country.
High Season: December – April
Low Season: August – October
Wet Season: May – November
Dry Season: December – April
December to April — Dry Season / High Season
Avgerage Temperature: 63 – 86° F / 17 – 30°C (San Jose)
Rainfall: 10 – 60 mm
The summer weather in Costa Rica is ideal for those who just want to hang out and have fun at the beach. If beaches are your thing, you should definitely visit Playa Manuel Antonio, Playa Guiones, or Playa Santa Teresa, which are some of the best beaches here.
This season also sees a number of festivals all around the country, from the Santa Cruz Fiestas and the Palmares Fiestas in January to the El Tope Carnival in December.
If you are more adventurous, you can hike up to the active volcanoes in Parque Nacional Volcán Poás or Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal.
May to November – Wet Season / Low Season
Avgerage Temperature: 64 – 84 °F / 18 – 29° C (San Jose)
Rainfall: 140 – 240 mm
Although not the best time to visit Costa Rica, this season helps you avoid the crowds. Head to the laid back Puerto Viejo for a day trip to Manzanillo.
Manzanillo is a popular diving spot for those who want to see reef systems. The monsoon rains make the waves quite large, benefiting those who want to surf or go river water rafting.
Playa Hermosa, Playa Tamarindo, are some of the best surfing beaches, and there are a lot of river water adventures around Lake Nicaragua and San Juan River.
May and November – Shoulder Season
Avgerage Temperature: 62 – 84° F/ 18 – 29° C (San Jose)
Rainfall: 140 – 160 mm
Many travelers consider May and November to be the best months to visit Costa Rica. There are less crowds and accommodation prices are cheaper.
The Guanacaste region is a favourite during May as well as November with the wet season starting later and the dry season starting earlier. Travelers find plenty of beaches with sunny weather and superb surfing conditions in Playa Naranjo, Playa del Coco and around the Tamarindo area.
The Guanacaste region also provides the best access for day trips to several national parks like Rincon de la Vieja, Volcan Miravalles and Tenorio.
Travelers should try to avoid wetter regions such as Drake Bay along the southern Pacific Ocean coastline where the rainy season arrives early and the dry season arrives late. Santa Elena and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve should be avoided during this season where visibility is obstructed due to heavy clouds.
To learn more about the best time to visit Costa Rica, please visit bookmundi.com