Costa Rica Weather Costa Rica Travel Guide
It is always summer in Costa Rica with temperatures between 21 and 30 degrees (Celsius) the weather is always pleasant no matter what time of the year you come. For six months every year, during the rainy season, it rains for a couple of hours every day and depending on the region or area it can be a bit chillier or wormier, always maintaining a delightful weather.
Dry Season (Summer)
While it is summer during the entire year you’ll find hotter days from mid November to April. During this time most of the country is sunny all day long. In the central region (San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago) the weather is really pleasant the average temperature is around 22 degrees Celsius, in the Pacific coast (North, Central and South Pacific) it gets a bit warmer with an average of 27 degrees Celsius and the Caribbean (Limon) it can reach over 30 degrees due to the higher humidity percentage.
Rainy Season (Winter)
While it is called the rainy season, it isn’t as bad as it sounds. From March to November it will usually rain a few hours a day every day, cooling the temperature in the central region and the Pacific coast but making things a bit “stickier” on the Caribbean side due to the increase in humidity, you’ll still get plenty of sun in the mornings and early in the afternoon.
Costa Rica Microclimates
Costa Rica is home of twelve microclimates mainly due to the geographical diversity, from hot and humid to cold almost snowy, depending on the elevation this microclimates can change dramatically. While most tourist spots and beaches rely on the two main seasons, these microclimates and drastic temperature changes are notable when driving from the central valley to the beaches. Depending on the road you take you might have to cross mountain ranges where the temperature can drop drastically and get back to hot and humid in matter of few kilometers. Apart from the temperature, even the non expert eye will perceive how the flora changes from town to town; on the way to the mountain resorts in Heredia the surrounding nature is resembles what you would expect from a lower Swiss Alp town, driving to the Caribbean tropical beaches you’ll go through forests that will take you back into prehistoric times, on the way to the popular north Pacific beaches you’ll see dry farming lowlands and in spectacular southern Pacific you’ll be able to hike in majestic tropical forests, all only a few hours from each other!