Costa Rica

Best time to visit, climate and weather 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 warm temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Costa Rica is 29° in february and the lowest is 24° in june.

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 10 years.

Best time to visit and climate Costa Rica

Climate data from: San José
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
27° 29° 28° 27° 25° 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° 26° 27°
MM
rain
26 mm 26 mm 29 mm 97 mm 296 mm 335 mm 266 mm 280 mm 315 mm 403 mm 165 mm 60 mm
Vacation Costa Rica

Vacation Costa Rica

Hotels and apartments in Costa Rica

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Climate Costa Rica

Climate Costa Rica

Climate Costa Rica per Month
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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 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
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
27° 29° 28° 27° 25° 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° 26° 27°
Night
min °C
14° 14° 15° 16° 17° 17° 16° 16° 17° 16° 15° 14°
MM
rain
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
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2
Average
UV-index
5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
 

Climate Costa Rica january

On average, it is maximum 27° 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 29° 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 28° 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 27° 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 25° 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 24° 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 24° 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 24° 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 24° 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 24° 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 26° 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 27° 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 26° till 18° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of quite a few rain showers till heavy rain.

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

Weather forecast this week
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Sa
25 May
Sa
25 May
Su
26 May
Su
26 May
Mo
27 May
Mo
27 May
Tu
28 May
  Lichte Regen Lichte Regen Lichte Regen Lichte Regen Regen Regen Zware Regen
Max (°C) 26° 26° 20° 20° 21° 21° 19°
Min (°C) 15° 15° 16° 16° 16° 16° 16°
Rainfall (mm) 17.8
mm
17.8
mm
16.6
mm
16.6
mm
10.6
mm
10.6
mm
36.4
mm
Rainfall (%) 80% 80% 75% 75% 70% 70% 90%
UV-index
UV-index 6 6 4 4 3 3 3

Weather forecast next week
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Tu
28 May
We
29 May
We
29 May
Th
30 May
Th
30 May
Fr
31 May
Fr
31 May
  Zware Regen Zware Regen Zware Regen Zware Regen Zware Regen Zware Regen Zware Regen
Max (°C) 19° 17° 17° 19° 19° 18° 18°
Min (°C) 16° 16° 16° 16° 16° 16° 16°
Rainfall (mm) 36.4
mm
90.9
mm
90.9
mm
107.3
mm
107.3
mm
86.1
mm
86.1
mm
Rainfall (%) 90% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95%
UV-index
UV-index 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
About Costa Rica

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is in the continental part Noord-Amerika and the capital is San José. The total surface is 51.100 km² with 1.290 km of coastline and the population consists of 4.947.490 inhabitants. 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 8.720 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hour.

Time difference Costa Rica

Time difference Costa Rica

In Costa Rica it is now 02:56 o’clock at night on saturday 25 may 2019. That is 7 hour earlier than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Costa Rica is America/Costa_Rica and the Greenwich time is UTC-06.

Currency Costa Rica

Currency Costa Rica

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

Exchange rate Costa Ricaanse colon op 25 may 2019

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.

Bring your credit card

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.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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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