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What to expect with
Costa Rica weather
Costa Rica is a
tropical country situated 8 - 11 degrees above the equator. It has
only two seasons: dry and green! The dry season starts late
December, has very little rain, and ends late April, sometimes into
May. Costa Rica's "green or wet season" is the remainder of the
year. Almost every day starts off nice and sunny, with showers in
Costa Rica's Caribbean coast doesn't have this extended dry
weather and stays humid and green all year round. September is
they're driest month.
little between seasons. The main influence on Costa Rica temperature is the altitude. Costa Rica's capital San Jose stands at 1150m (3772ft), and has
delightful weather all year round. San
Jose temperature ranges from 14 to 24 degrees Celsius (57
to 75 degrees Fahrenheit) in December, to 17 to 27 degrees Celsius
(63 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit) in May. National Geographic rates Costa Rica as having some of the best weather in the world!
Down on Costa Rica's coasts, you find much warmer, even hot weather. The Caribbean averages temperatures of 21°C (70°F) at night and over
30°C (86°F) during the day. Costa Rica's Pacific coast is a few degrees warmer still, but the humidity is
generally less, so it tends to be more comfortable.
The Northern Pacific Region of Costa Rica is referred to as the
"Gold Coast" and has an abundance of large hotels & resorts. The "Guanacaste
Area" has a generally drier and sunnier climate, compared to other
Costa Rica coasts.
Along the Central Pacific, the landscape is more vivid and lush due to
more rainfall. South towards Dominical and
the rain is more intense as is the humidity. Costa Rica's best surfing beaches offer refreshment from the
intense tropical sun. Being close to the equator, be sure to protect
yourself with sunscreen, as the rays are much stronger in Costa Rica.
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