Costa Rica
weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Costa Rica

To go to Costa Rica, the best time to visit is January through April and December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Costa Rica, March is the warmest month with 78°F and the most cold month is 72°F in October.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Costa Rica, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Costa Rica by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 75 77 78 78 75 73 73 74 73 72 73 74
Precipitation (inch) 10 10 11 38 117 132 105 110 124 159 65 24

Weather data from: San José

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Costa Rica weather

The weather for Costa Rica over the next 14 days will be 66°F till 79° 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.

5-day weather forecast Costa Rica

4 october
3.7 in
2 m/s
5 october
5.1 in
2 m/s
6 october
5.5 in
2 m/s
7 october
1.6 in
2 m/s
8 october
8.5 in
2 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Costa Rica

Climate Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a tropical rainforest climate. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Costa Rica is 45° degrees and there is about 905 inch 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.

Costa Rica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 75 77 78 78 75 73 73 74 73 72 73 74
Night temp. (°F) 57 57 58 61 63 63 61 61 62 61 59 58
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 10 10 11 38 117 132 105 110 124 159 65 24
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

Weather data from: San José

Costa Rica weather by month

What is the average Costa Rica weather like in a given month? 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 2,221 miles from United States (New York → San José).

How long is the flight to Costa Rica?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Costa Rica is approximately 6 h. 50 min.

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What are the largest airports in Costa Rica?

These are the largest airports in Costa Rica:

  • Limon International Airport (LIO) in Puerto Limón
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in Liberia
  • Golfito Airport (GLF) in Golfito
  • Aerotortuguero Airport (TTQ) in Roxana
  • Nosara Airport (NOB) in Nicoya
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José de la Montaña
  • Puerto Jimenez Airport (PJM) in Puerto Jiménez
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Palmar Sur
  • Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ) in San José
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Quepos

How many inhabitants does Costa Rica have?

Costa Rica has 4,947,490 inhabitants.

How big is Costa Rica?

The surface area of Costa Rica is 31,754 mi². It is 8x smaller than United States.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 4 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 608.47 Costa Rican colon
  • 1 Costa Rican colon = 0.002 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 60,847.12 Costa Rican colon
  • 100 Costa Rican colon = 0.16 US dollar

What is the area code of Costa Rica?

The area code to call Costa Rica is +506.