Costa Rica has a climate as diverse as its nature, a small country between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea that bring their magic to have a varied climate with several microclimates and two seasons. The dry season or summer and the rainy season or winter as it is popularly known.
An important factor is the closeness to Equator line, making Costa Rica a tropical country where we can enjoy the sun throughout the year. The days of sunlight range from 5:45 in the morning when the sun rises until 5:45 pm when the sun goes down, with some variation of minutes before or minutes later depending on the time of year.
The climate of Costa Rica can be defined as a tropical one with abundant rain that allows to enjoy a green country with large tracts of forests, rivers, a varied flora and fauna fed by the rains and accompanied by pleasant temperatures.
During the rainy season that goes from May to November we have sunny mornings with downpours in the afternoon. The dry season that goes from December to April offers very sunny days with beautiful sunsets mainly in the Central and North Pacific.
Costa Rica maintains very pleasant temperatures throughout the year, with an annual average between 20 to 30 degrees. The coldest months are November, December, and January. In these months the cold winds of North America affect the climate. Sometimes in the Central Valley the temperatures drop even to 13 degrees and in the mountains, it can go down a lot mainly at night and early morning. The hottest months are March and April.
By having microclimates, you can have rain in some areas of the country such as the Caribbean, with dry months in February, March, September and October, the remaining months may have variable conditions, rainy days some days or dry conditions with beautiful days sunny and golden beaches surrounded by green forests.
Costa Rica, like the rest of the world, has been affected by climate change, as well as the phenomenon of El Niño and La Niña that occur every so often in the world. These cause more drought or an increase in rainfall with tropical storms respectively.
Traveling to Costa Rica in the rainy season allows you to appreciate emerald green forests, rainy afternoons that fall like symphonies of different sounds. And after the rain, it is common to see the birds fluttering and lurking for some insect that has been discovered there.
In the dry season, the trip will surprise you with golden days by the sun and multicolored sunsets, a drier vegetation where its fauna prefers to rest in the interior of the forest to protect itself from the heat.
Come to Costa Rica and let us guide you to the charm of its climate and its natural beauty.
Costa Rica likes to show off with all its biodiversity and waterfalls are no exception. Its geography causes beautiful waterfalls, where you can enjoy with a good bath in crystal clear waters.
Costa Rica culture has indigenous, European, Afro-Caribbean and Asian roots and has a great Spanish influence. It is a multi-ethnic and pluricultural country. It is Pura Vida!
If you are waiting the next Costa Rica’s summer season, you may be missing out the more intense Pura Vida experience happening now, in the green and rainy season. Forest comes alive in rainy season.