Holidays to Costa Rica occur all year round with the high season in Costa Rica between December and April. Expect rain at any time in Costa Rica, but generally the rainy season starts in May and ends in November. September and October are months to avoid in most areas of Costa Rica, but on the Caribbean Coast this is a good time to go, when the seas are calmer for snorkelling and turtles are hatching in Tortuguero.
The average temperature in Costa Rica is between 21 and 27°C but there are many different microclimates within the country. November, December and January are generally the coolest months and the hottest months are March to May. The Central Valley has the most consistent average temperature around 24°C year round.
Average Daily Temperatures (Celsius)
The Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula and Central Pacific regions have a more distinct dry season between December and April. The Caribbean has a unique microclimate and is generally hot and humid year round with plenty of rain all year round. Slightly dryer months are Feb to March and September to October.
Average rainfall in Northern Costa Rica (mm)
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