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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 the afternoon.

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.

Temperatures vary 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 21C (70F) at night and over 30C (86F) 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
Ojochal 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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