Information on Weather in Costa Rica

The climate in Costa Rica consists of a dry season and a wet season.

The dry season, from December through April, is the high season, when most visitors come and accommodations are at their most expensive. Weather during the wet season, from May to November, usually consists of sunny mornings with rain showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Weather in Costa Rica is for the most part tropical. The average temperature is 72 degrees Fahrenheit (or 22 degrees Celsius). The low coastal areas can be hot and humid in the summer, with temperatures reaching into the high 80s or even the 90s. The higher inland mountain areas are much cooler, with pleasant temperatures for most of the year.

Costa Rica’s weather is somewhat variable. During the wet season, there are two types of rainfall. Temporales are the intense rainfalls, and aguaceros de caferos are the soft showers. Travel can be affected by the rainy season because of roads washing out or roads giant mud pits. Plan ahead.

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