Best time to go to, climate and weather Costa Rica

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Costa Rica

Best time to visit and weather Costa Rica

Best time to visit and weather Costa Rica

The best time to go to Costa Rica is from january until march, in which you have a pleasant or warm temperature and little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Costa Rica is 28° in april and the lowest is 24° in october.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Costa Rica or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Costa Rica
  Max temp Precipchance Precip
Jan 25° 57 mm
Feb 26° 84 mm
Mar 27° 95 mm
Apr 28° 224 mm
May 26° 659 mm
Jun 25° 906 mm
Jul 25° 807 mm
Aug 25° 772 mm
Sep 25° 806 mm
Oct 24° 960 mm
Nov 24° 460 mm
Dec 24° 168 mm
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of Costa Rica? Go to the full climate information about Costa Rica


Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Costa Rica indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Costa Rica.

Best warm months
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Holiday Costa Rica

Holiday Costa Rica

Hotels and apartments in Costa Rica

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Climate Costa Rica

Climate Costa Rica

In Costa Rica there are 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the tropical monsoon climate and tropical wet and dry or savanna climate. The average annual temperature for Costa Rica is 25° degrees and there is 5999 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 22 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 4.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for San José in Costa Rica per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 25° 13° 57 mm 19 12 2 4
Feb 26° 14° 84 mm 18 10 2 5
Mar 27° 14° 95 mm 23 8 2 5
Apr 28° 16° 224 mm 26 4 2 5
May 26° 18° 659 mm 30 1 1 4
Jun 25° 17° 906 mm 30 0 1 4
Jul 25° 16° 807 mm 31 0 2 4
Aug 25° 16° 772 mm 31 0 1 4
Sep 25° 17° 806 mm 30 0 1 5
Oct 24° 17° 960 mm 31 0 1 4
Nov 24° 15° 460 mm 29 1 2 4
Dec 24° 14° 168 mm 25 6 2 5

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 25° in january in Costa Rica and at least around 13° degrees. In january there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 57 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Costa Rica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 26° in february in Costa Rica and at least around 14° degrees. In february there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 84 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in Costa Rica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 27° in march in Costa Rica and at least around 14° degrees. In march there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 95 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Costa Rica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 28° in april in Costa Rica and at least around 16° degrees. In april there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 224 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Costa Rica.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 26° in may in Costa Rica and at least around 18° degrees. In may there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 659 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Costa Rica.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 25° in june in Costa Rica and at least around 17° degrees. In june there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 906 mm

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 25° in july in Costa Rica and at least around 16° degrees. In july there are 31 days of rainfall with a total of 807 mm

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 25° in august in Costa Rica and at least around 16° degrees. In august there are 31 days of rainfall with a total of 772 mm

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 25° in september in Costa Rica and at least around 17° degrees. In september there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 806 mm

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 24° in october in Costa Rica and at least around 17° degrees. In october there are 31 days of rainfall with a total of 960 mm

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 24° in november in Costa Rica and at least around 15° degrees. In november there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 460 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Costa Rica.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 24° in december in Costa Rica and at least around 14° degrees. In december there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 168 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Costa Rica.

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Weather statistics Costa Rica

Weather statistics Costa Rica

View all weather statistics from Costa Rica per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Costa Rica and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Costa Rica

14 day weather forecast Costa Rica

The weather for San José in Costa Rica will be 23° till 17° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  We21 Nov Th22 Nov Fr23 Nov Sa24 Nov Su25 Nov Mo26 Nov Tu27 Nov
  Bewolkt Bewolkt Bewolkt Broken wolken Broken wolken Broken wolken Bewolkt
Max (°C) 23° 21° 24° 24° 24° 23° 23°
Min (°C) 15° 16° 14° 12° 13° 13° 13°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 40% 25% 15% 45% 15% 10% 25%
Rainfall (mm) 3.8mm 2.1mm 1.0mm 4.8mm 1.0mm 0.5mm 2.2mm
UV-index
UV-index 8 3 6 7 7 5 4
Weather forecast next week
  We28 Nov Th29 Nov Fr30 Nov Sa1 Dec Su2 Dec Mo3 Dec Tu4 Dec
  Bewolkt Bewolkt Bewolkt Zware Regen Zware Regen Lichte Regen Broken wolken
Max (°C) 21° 23° 18° 18° 18° 17° 16°
Min (°C) 13° 14° 14° 17° 17° 16° 14°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 30% 20% 15% 90% 95% 85% 15%
Rainfall (mm) 2.8mm 1.3mm 0.9mm 49.3mm 75.8mm 29.4mm 0.1mm
UV-index
UV-index 7 3 1 1 1 1 2
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About Costa Rica

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is in the continental part Noord-Amerika and the capital is San José. It is 51.100 km² with 1.290 km of coastline and has a population of 4.947.490. In terms of area, the country is 5x as small as United Kingdom. If you want to call Costa Rica you have to use +506 or 00506 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +5065012457809 or 005065012457809.


Costa Rica is in a straight line at 8.728 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hour and 05 min.

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Time difference Costa Rica

Time difference Costa Rica

In Costa Rica it is now 23:38 hour in the evening on tuesday 20 november 2018. That is 6 hour earlier than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Costa Rica is America/Costa_Rica and the Greenwich time is UTC-06.

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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
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Reisadvies

Reisadvies Costa Rica

Reisadvies voor Costa Rica

Bron: Nederlandwereldwijd.nl - Rijksoverheid

In het land komen stakingen voor door overheidspersoneel. Deze stakingen zorgen voor overlast. Wegen en distributiecentra van brandstof worden geblokkeerd en brandstof is op sommige plekken niet beschikbaar. Houd daar rekening mee als u in Costa Rica reist.

Bekijk het actuele reisadvies voor Costa Rica op de site van de Rijksoverheid.

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Currency Costa Rica

Currency Costa Rica

In Costa Rica the Costa Ricaanse colon is used to pay.

Exchange rate Costa Ricaanse colon op 21 november 2018

1 Costa Ricaanse colon = € 0,00 euro
100 Costa Ricaanse colon = € 0,15 euro

1 euro = 648,77 Costa Ricaanse colon
100 euro = 64.877,00 Costa Ricaanse colon

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

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