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What will the weather be like in Costa Rica when I get there?

Is a frequent question posed by most visitors coming to Costa Rica.

The short answer is “it depends”.  It depends on when you are traveling and where you are going. Costa Rica is home to many different micro-climates which means the weather in one valley can differ from another as little as several kilometers away.

To break it down we we’ll start with the two major weather season.
The Dry Season and the Green Season.
The Dry Season is considered to be from about December to April.
The Green Season runs from May through November.

The Dry Season, as it is called, tends to be accompanied by little rainfall and sunny skies. As a result, temperatures tend to be a bit warmer as a result.

The Green Season tends to start in May and peaks at the end of September/October before dropping in November as trade winds shift.

While Costa Rica can get a lot of rain at this time of year most mornings tend to be sunny with rainfall normally appearing in the late afternoons. While it may rain for a day or so in the Green Season, depending on where you are, it is not common temperatures.

Costa Rica is blessed with a wide variety of geography so temperatures can vary significantly. Generally speaking if you are on the coast you should expect warm temperatures that vary from the upper 70’s to the high 80’s. (F) (25-30 C) As you travel higher in elevation the temperatures tend to drop the higher you go.  In the capital city of San Jose temperatures can vary from the mid 50’s to mid 70’s.
(F) (14-24C) Again, depending on the time of year.

No matter when you visit Costa Rica you should always expect the unexpected when it comes to the weather. You may experience several days of no rain in the Green Season and it is also not uncommon to have a brief downpour in the Dry Season. Most Costa Ricans enjoy the weather no matter the season. Both provide a wide variety of activities and it all contributes the unique beauty that Costa Rica offers.

Current Weather

San Jose
few clouds
48 ° F
52.7 °
43.1 °
77 %
1mph
20 %
Mon
56 °
Tue
57 °
Wed
60 °
Thu
57 °
Fri
45 °
Quepos
overcast clouds
74.8 ° F
74.8 °
74.8 °
88 %
0.8mph
98 %
Mon
80 °
Tue
82 °
Wed
80 °
Thu
79 °
Fri
80 °
Flamingo
clear sky
71.7 ° F
71.7 °
68.8 °
68 %
1.9mph
0 %
Mon
99 °
Tue
89 °
Wed
81 °
Thu
87 °
Fri
87 °

Costa Rica Central Valley Weather

San Jose
few clouds
48 ° F
52.7 °
43.1 °
77 %
1mph
20 %
Mon
56 °
Tue
57 °
Wed
60 °
Thu
57 °
Fri
45 °
Moravia
overcast clouds
41.9 ° F
44.2 °
40.1 °
97 %
3.6mph
100 %
Mon
42 °
Tue
42 °
Wed
52 °
Thu
37 °
Fri
33 °
Cartago
overcast clouds
65.5 ° F
65.5 °
65.5 °
99 %
0.4mph
100 %
Mon
75 °
Tue
71 °
Wed
81 °
Thu
76 °
Fri
73 °
Alajuela
fog
65.6 ° F
67.5 °
65.1 °
94 %
1.6mph
100 %
Mon
75 °
Tue
79 °
Wed
75 °
Thu
76 °
Fri
75 °

Costa Rica Central Pacific Weather

Quepos
overcast clouds
74.8 ° F
74.8 °
74.8 °
88 %
0.8mph
98 %
Mon
80 °
Tue
82 °
Wed
80 °
Thu
79 °
Fri
80 °
Dominical
overcast clouds
67.4 ° F
67.4 °
67.4 °
95 %
0.7mph
100 %
Mon
76 °
Tue
74 °
Wed
76 °
Thu
74 °
Fri
77 °
Ojochal
overcast clouds
74.6 ° F
74.6 °
74.6 °
91 %
0.6mph
97 %
Mon
83 °
Tue
84 °
Wed
83 °
Thu
83 °
Fri
80 °
Jacó
overcast clouds
77 ° F
77 °
77 °
85 %
1mph
99 %
Mon
80 °
Tue
81 °
Wed
80 °
Thu
78 °
Fri
79 °
Uvita
overcast clouds
75.7 ° F
75.7 °
75.7 °
88 %
0.5mph
98 %
Mon
80 °
Tue
80 °
Wed
80 °
Thu
80 °
Fri
80 °

Costa Rica North Pacific Weather

Flamingo
clear sky
71.7 ° F
71.7 °
68.8 °
68 %
1.9mph
0 %
Mon
99 °
Tue
89 °
Wed
81 °
Thu
87 °
Fri
87 °
Sámara
overcast clouds
75.8 ° F
75.8 °
75.8 °
89 %
2.1mph
100 %
Mon
81 °
Tue
82 °
Wed
81 °
Thu
80 °
Fri
79 °
Liberia
clear sky
74.1 ° F
74.1 °
74.1 °
88 %
0.4mph
10 %
Mon
91 °
Tue
81 °
Wed
86 °
Thu
83 °
Fri
82 °
Malpaís
few clouds
67.5 ° F
73.7 °
64.2 °
71 %
1.6mph
20 %
Mon
74 °
Tue
73 °
Wed
70 °
Thu
69 °
Fri
69 °
La Cruz
clear sky
61.8 ° F
61.8 °
61.8 °
46 %
1.4mph
0 %
Mon
79 °
Tue
79 °
Wed
81 °
Thu
80 °
Fri
73 °
Tamarindo
moderate rain
70.1 ° F
70.1 °
70.1 °
94 %
1.1mph
97 %
Mon
87 °
Tue
87 °
Wed
85 °
Thu
85 °
Fri
80 °
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