Weather and climate Costa Rica

Climate: Costa Rica enjoys a tropical climate and temperatures depend more on differences in height than the time of the year, varying between twenty degrees Celcius in the highlands up to thirty degrees at the coasts. The area bordering the Pacific Ocean and the Central Valley has two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. The dry season (or summer) runs from the end of December through April, and the rainy season (or winter) runs from April through November. During the rainy season everything blossoms beautifully and the scenery is much greener. That is why the Costa Ricans call it the ‘green season’. The mornings usually are very sunny, and are followed by cooling afternoon showers.

Best travelling time: You can visit Costa Rica throughout the year. The Caribbean region enjoys a more humid climate and showers occur throughout the year. However, this won’t spoil your holiday.

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