Best time to visit, weather and climate Costa Rica
Best time to visit Costa Rica

Best time to visit Costa Rica

The best time to visit Costa Rica is from january until april and december, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Costa Rica is 26°C in march and the lowest is 22°C in october. The weather and climate of Costa Rica is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Costa Rica is an 5,4. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Costa Rica has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the tropical rainforest climate and tropical monsoon climate. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Costa Rica or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Costa Rica per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 22°C 23°C 23°C
26
mm
26
mm
29
mm
97
mm
296
mm
335
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266
mm
280
mm
315
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403
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165
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60
mm
Climate Costa Rica

Climate Costa Rica


Climate Costa Rica per Month

Climate Costa Rica per Month

Costa Rica has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the tropical rainforest climate and tropical monsoon climate. The average annual temperature for Costa Rica is 24° degrees and there is about 2299 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 66 days a year with an average humidity of 84% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 24°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 22°C 23°C 23°C
Night 14°C 14°C 15°C 16°C 17°C 17°C 16°C 16°C 17°C 16°C 15°C 14°C
Precip 26
mm
26
mm
29
mm
97
mm
296
mm
335
mm
266
mm
280
mm
315
mm
403
mm
165
mm
60
mm
Rain
days
13 11 15 21 28 29 30 29 30 30 28 18
Dry
days
18 17 16 9 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 13
Sun hours
per day
9 9 9 9 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 8
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
 


Climate Costa Rica january

On average, it is maximum 24° in january in Costa Rica and at least around 14° degrees. In january there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica february

On average, it is maximum 25° in february in Costa Rica and at least around 14° degrees. In february there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica march

On average, it is maximum 26° in march in Costa Rica and at least around 15° degrees. In march there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica april

On average, it is maximum 26° in april in Costa Rica and at least around 16° degrees. In april there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 97 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica may

On average, it is maximum 24° in may in Costa Rica and at least around 17° degrees. In may there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 296 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica june

On average, it is maximum 23° in june in Costa Rica and at least around 17° degrees. In june there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 335 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica july

On average, it is maximum 23° in july in Costa Rica and at least around 16° degrees. In july there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 266 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica august

On average, it is maximum 23° in august in Costa Rica and at least around 16° degrees. In august there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 280 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica september

On average, it is maximum 23° in september in Costa Rica and at least around 17° degrees. In september there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 315 mm

Climate Costa Rica october

On average, it is maximum 22° in october in Costa Rica and at least around 16° degrees. In october there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 403 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica november

On average, it is maximum 23° in november in Costa Rica and at least around 15° degrees. In november there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 165 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month in Costa Rica.

Climate Costa Rica december

On average, it is maximum 23° in december in Costa Rica and at least around 14° degrees. In december there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Costa Rica.

14 day weather forecast Costa Rica

14 day weather forecast Costa Rica

The weather for San José in Costa Rica will be around 20° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Costa Rica is based on the weather in San José.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Tu
7 Jul
Broken wolken 23°C 13°C 1.1 mm 25% 2m/s 4
We
8 Jul
Broken wolken 23°C 14°C 2.8 mm 50% 2m/s 9
Th
9 Jul
Zware Regen 17°C 15°C 17 mm 95% 1m/s 3
Fr
10 Jul
Zware Regen 21°C 15°C 17 mm 85% 1m/s 3
Fr
10 Jul
Zware Regen 21°C 15°C 17 mm 85% 1m/s 3
Sa
11 Jul
Regen 21°C 15°C 8.4 mm 75% 2m/s 8
Sa
11 Jul
Regen 21°C 15°C 8.4 mm 75% 2m/s 8

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Su
12 Jul
Lichte Regen 20°C 14°C 11 mm 80% 1m/s 3
Su
12 Jul
Lichte Regen 20°C 14°C 11 mm 80% 1m/s 3
Mo
13 Jul
Light doucheregen 19°C 15°C 4.0 mm 80% 2m/s 3
Mo
13 Jul
Light doucheregen 19°C 15°C 4.0 mm 80% 2m/s 3
Tu
14 Jul
Zware Regen 23°C 15°C 55 mm 95% 1m/s 3
Tu
14 Jul
Zware Regen 23°C 15°C 55 mm 95% 1m/s 3
We
15 Jul
Zware Regen 23°C 15°C 20 mm 85% 1m/s 4
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In Costa Rica the Costa Rican colon is used to pay.

Exchange rate Costa Rican colon (CRC) 7 july 2020

1 Costa Rican colon = 0,03 South African rand
100 Costa Rican colon = 2,92 South African rand

1 South African rand = 34,22 Costa Rican colon
100 South African rand = 3.422,07 Costa Rican colon

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Time difference Costa Rica

Time difference Costa Rica

In Costa Rica it is now 09:13 o’clock in the morning on tuesday 7 july 2020. That is 8 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Costa Rica is America/Costa_Rica and the Greenwich time is UTC-06.

Vaccinations Costa Rica

Vaccinations Costa Rica

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Costa Rica.

  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabiës
  • ZIKA-virus