Costa Rica weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Costa Rica

The best time to visit in 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 in Costa Rica is 26°C in March and the lowest is 22°C in October.

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

Average weather Costa Rica by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 24 25 26 26 24 23 23 23 23 22 23 23
Precipitation (mm) 26 26 29 97 296 335 266 280 315 403 165 60
Climate data from city: San José

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14 day weather forecast Costa Rica

The weather for in Costa Rica will be 25° till 22° 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 conditions in the city of San José.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
3.1 mm 50% 2 m/s 4
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
14°
3.4 mm 55% 1 m/s 5
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
15°
6.1 mm 65% 1 m/s 4
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
15°
11.9 mm 80% 1 m/s 4
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
15°
12.7 mm 95% 1 m/s 4
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
14°
50.7 mm 100% 1 m/s 3
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
14°
6.4 mm 70% 1 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
13°
4.1 mm 60% 2 m/s 6
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
13°
1.4 mm 30% 2 m/s 3
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
14°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 3
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
13°
0.5 mm 15% 2 m/s 4
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
13°
0.2 mm 20% 3 m/s 6
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
13°
0.3 mm 10% 3 m/s 6
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
13°
0.9 mm 45% 2 m/s 4

Climate Costa Rica

Costa Rica has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. 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.

Climate table of Costa Rica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 24 25 26 26 24 23 23 23 23 22 23 23
Night temp. (°C) 14 14 15 16 17 17 16 16 17 16 15 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 26 26 29 97 296 335 266 280 315 403 165 60
Days with rain 13 11 15 21 28 29 30 29 30 30 28 18
Dry days 18 17 16 9 3 1 1 2 - 1 2 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 8
Wind force (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 data from city: San José

Costa Rica weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Costa Rica? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Costa Rica?

Costa Rica lies in a straight line about 11,729 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → San José).

How long is the flight to Costa Rica?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Costa Rica is approximately 14 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Costa Rica?

These are the largest airports in Costa Rica:

How many inhabitants are there in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has approximately 4,947,490 inhabitants.

How big is Costa Rica?

The area of Costa Rica is around 51,100 km². It is 24x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Costa Rica?

The capital of Costa Rica is San José.

What is the currency of Costa Rica?

In Costa Rica the Costa Rican colon (CRC) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 26 October 2021

  • 1 Costa Rican colon = 39.45 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.025 Costa Rican colon
  • 10 Costa Rican colon = 394.52 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.25 Costa Rican colon
  • 100 Costa Rican colon = 3,945.18 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2.54 Costa Rican colon

What is the area code of Costa Rica?

The area code to call Costa Rica is +506.