Costa Rica Travel Guide

In this guide, you will find everything you need to know of Costa Rica, and to prepare for the trip of your dreams.

Weather

With its sun, sea, beaches, surf, and much more, Costa Rica is considered a tropical paradise. It has it all, long coasts in both Caribbean and Pacific, mountains, rainforests, valleys.

This country has a tropical climate, due to how close it is to the equator, but with some variations due to its geography. In Costa Rica there are not 4 seasons as in the majority of countries, there are only two: dry season or summer and rainy season. The dry season is from November to May and rainy from June to October although it always keeps a pleasant temperature close to 24 degrees celsius but that can vary depending on the altitude.

carillo beach in guanacaste

Being a small and mountainous country have many microclimates which are within a short distance of each other, this makes the country have many types of vegetation and can appreciate its great biological diversity. Go to the highland town of Monteverde for example and you’ll be surrounded by a cool mist and fog at least part of the day for most of the year. The Pacific coast around Guanacaste, on the other hand is hot and dry, perfect for the many world-class beaches.

The mountainous situation makes the country alternate its seasons. While half of the country is in rainy season, the other will be in dry season and vice versa so you can visit the country at any time of the year and you will always be able to enjoy all it has to offer.

Important Information

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