Garance. Receive our newest articles by email. We love being in the ocean (fiance is a surfer) and definitely don’t mind a little rain…but hoping we will get at least a little sun! Hi Cori, Statistically, August is the driest in terms of number of days with rainfall and amount of rain. November. Hot water is falling on your head, and it refresh the day. Here’s the page in our site with more info. We are thinking about going to Manual Antonio, Monteverde. Hope that helps you decide! We can only stay 6 days. We booked a trip to Arenal and Tamarindo for next month (mid-May). I picked July because I wanted it to be lush and green and because we are from Florida and are pretty used to the humidity and mid-afternoon showers. You may want to break up the drive with an overnight on the way, maybe in Atenas/Grecia or San Jose. Hi Tee, It really depends but typically in Guanacaste in late August, it is sunny in the morning with rain in the afternoon or evening. We loved Samara Trails for hiking and also Diria National Park. But as everyone else I would like to ask about our specific plans 🙂 For tours, read our La Fortuna post and Nosara post. And in particular, how does early-mid December tend to be in your region? (May 6th-16th) We are finalizing all our trips for our itinerary, would you recommend waiting till be get down there or go ahead and book them in advance through the travel agency? Here’s a link to our post on Tortuguero with lots more info, including hotel recommendations. No, it usually does not rain all day. We are worried that rain will affect our trip, especially the hiking. Wearing repellent definitely helps, though. With mid September being our vacation time. Hi Garance, La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio might work for you. You might also want to look at Manuel Antonio– this town is more developed and touristy but has lots of wildlife- or the Osa Peninsula/Drake Bay, which is more remote but has amazing wildlife. Am I silly to go anyway? A little rain is good because otherwise the landscape there is really brown and dead looking. While there’s plenty of surf to be had in both seasons, the wet season tends to be bigger, better, and more consistent. We are hoping we are not stuck in the hotel in rain! All we wanted was sun and clear blue skies, the opposite of the cold weather back in Boston. Conditions vary a lot year to year (last year wasn’t bad at all), but typically there is rain for at least part of the afternoon and some days in the morning too. In Costa Rica, It Is a Brief Dry Season Occurring after June 21st, with Duration of 3 to 6 Days. What is it like in February. Climate differs regionally in Costa Rica because of its extremely varied topography, so in some places, the seasons are slightly different. Matt plowed snow so it was the PERFECT time to get away! Is this a good time to visit? Will it be safe to go by car between these places and are they accessible during this time? I’m thinking of teaching yoga around Tamarindo in August, however I am someone who tends to get targeted by mosquitoes.. Hi Eliza, It doesn’t rain all day at the end of June so you should have plenty of nice days to go out and do something even if your kids sleep in. My husband and I booked a trip to Costa Rica from May 23-28th. Visiting Costa Rica During the Rainy Season. However, we are very much considering cancelling our trip all together since we have seen that the forecast for these dates is 95% thunderstorms in the Liberia area. In Guanacaste, the arid northwestern province, the dry season lasts several weeks longer than in other places. Hi love your site full of useful information , please could you give me advice for what type of weather to be prepared for in late august and early September in Playa Matapalo, we have been offered deal back in U.K for this date would love to visit costa rico but we have to children that love beech and sea , but also very keen on wildlife so would love to make the best of all thats available but worried we will be rain off from doing activities . We have lots of excursions planned but I’ve been checking the weather religiously and it seems to be non-stop rain right now. Since this season coincides with winter for much of the United States and North America, it makes Costa Rica a favorite destination for those … In fact, there is a chance you won't have any ran at all! In early August, we get a lot of sunny mornings and afternoon showers. Here’s my question… how do you GET to Puerto Viejo from the northwest coast?? Hi! The Pacific Coast is coming out of the rainy season now, so hopefully you will have typical early dry season weather of sunny mornings and some rain late in the afternoon and at night. What would you suggest? Much of the rest of the … I’ll be staying at the Riu Palace in Guanacaste. It won’t be very busy that time of year so you will be fine waiting to book tours. It isn’t a dangerous time of year to go, though, by any means. I’ve read in October, the Carribbean side (ie. is it better to volunteer end of march untill end of april and then travel or first travel and volunteer during the month of may? Hi Eliza, The weather in Manuel Antonio and Guanacaste will be similar the second week of November. Or the reverse? By June, Costa Rica is well into the rainy season: daily rain is common, if not guaranteed, though showers often last just an hour or two. The rainy season is from May to November and the dry season from December to April. Or, does it really not matter too much in this case? (We have never been). Is Monteverde or Arenal even an option with this weather? The good thing is that since tourism is pretty slow at that time of year, you can be a little more flexible with your plans. Also, we’re coming out with some posts on traveling to Costa Rica with a baby in the coming weeks that you might be interested in. 2 of them can be rescheduled with no penalty but may be filled up already, the trip to Arenal cannot. Hope you and your husband have a great visit! Cahuita) would be drier and sunnier…? We are prepared for rain but want to do a number of sight-seeing and excursions (volcano, waterfalls, hotsprings, white water rafting, animal life) . We will definitely take a look at your book! Thank you for your help. It’s is so helpful!!!! Hope that helps! The weather in Tortuguero will be decent in October since it’s on the Caribbean coast (the weather there is best Sept./Oct.). Temperatures on this coast are around the mid-20s, and downpours start later … Snorkeling around Playa Grande isn’t great, but there is a new SNUBA tour that is sort of a cross between snorkeling and diving. The Pacific Coast usually isn’t too rainy until September, especially the northern part of the country (Guanacaste Province), and even areas farther south like Manuel Antonio that get more rain in general usually aren’t that bad either. My friends and I are meeting in Costa Rica in the end of September/beginning of October (them for 2 weeks, me for 1 week) for vacations. All we wanted was sun and clear blue skies, the opposite of the cold weather back in Boston. I have been to Costa Rica twice and loved it. Hi Patrick, Most of the beaches on the Pacific coast will be 3+ hrs from La Fortuna and make for a long bus ride to the Caribbean side so it’s a tough call. I think these four reasons are enough to make a trip of Costa Rica in next monsoon because all you reasons are really great and inspiring to me. Thank you! The only other thing to consider is that because Sept. is the low season, it won’t be as busy around. Hi — Have really been enjoying your blog — thanks for providing so much practical, helpful info! Exceptions to the rule : Arenal is now in high dry season, although as one of the rainier areas of Costa Rica, you may still get caught in the occasional shower. We wanted to know if this was a good decision weather wise? Any thoughts? Plus it has a lot of adventure activities like rafting and zipling, hot springs, etc. December can be rainy, it just depends on the year. I think we’d recommend starting with our One Week Itinerary post and our bookTop 10 Costa Rica Itineraries, which has 10 different itineraries to choose from. Is the Carabeean coast better than the Pacific one? Also, can you tell me the driest area to stay and offer some suggestions? Hope that is helpful! Jaco would be a lot closer for the ride to the Caribbean side because it’s only 1.5 hrs from San Jose (slightly more by bus). We arte looking at coming to Costa Rica the end of June and beginning of July but having a difficult time deciding where to go. Particularly the area around Arenal and La Fortuna. We are 2 people in our mid 50’s who like to laugh, have fun & relax with cocktails in hand. Rainy season is a great time to see wildlife in Guanacaste (and the howler monkeys in Playa Grande) because the trees are getting their leaves back. My fiancé and I are planning our honeymoon to Guanacaste, Costa Rica from Oct. 24 to the ending of the first week in November. You may notice that some waterfalls are called “seasonal.” If someone tells you this, don’t even bother visiting during the dry season because you will likely see just a sad trickle. There are lots of places in Costa Rica for beaches, waterfalls, and wildlife, each with a different feel. We’ve never been to Costa Rica and were thinking of doing so during the second week of Oct. After a lot of research we had targeted the Manuel Antonio area. Any recommendations, I don’t mind rain. Can we see the turtles / volcano/ rainforest? Arenal’s weather is different from the rest of the country. My friend and I are looking to go to Costa Rica in late August for about 10 days. I am planning on taking a bus from San Jose, if possible, not having a car. The mosquitoes shouldn’t be bad either, especially during the day or on the beach. Our week together will be Sep 27 – Oct 4, and I’d love to see Arenal Volcano, but would hate to go there if it’s shrouded in fog the whole time. I am very prone to bites too so I hear where you’re coming from. Hi Nancy, We have a lot of information about things to do and restaurants in our post Monteverde: A Forest in the Clouds. May is a great time to visit! I know it’s rainy season but, can you give us an idea of how much water to expect. It would be my wife & two boys (8 & 10 yrs), and we’re not afraid of a little rain, but I’m still kind of wary. Thank you for the very informative and inspiring blog. Drive back to San Jose on the 18th. My husband and I are about to head out to Fortuna and Manuel Antonio in a couple of weeks. I know it’s only a one week difference, but the April dates fall right at the end of the Dry Season while May dates are right at beginning of Rainy Season. Visiting Rincon is a good idea though because that is were the transition starts to happen into thicker jungle. I wouldn’t expect too many problems with washouts/landslides (sometimes there are some along route 32, but October is a drier time on the Caribbean slope so it should be ok). Hey there, would you say San Jose, Puntarenas, La Fortuna, Arenal, and MonteVerde would be ok the last week of September? We have lived near Uvita for the month of January for the last three years and that is how it has been. any advice would be very appreciated . Hi Betty, Yes, you can definitely get some sun and see the attractions if you come during the rainy season. You should have some days that have good weather. We consider to go either 27th September to 7th October. Hi Victor, Late June/early July is thunderstorm season in Arenal so there will probably be on and off rain and clouds covering the volcano. I chose Quepos because there’s a gay-owned hotel there and, traveling alone, I thought it might be a good way to meet fellow travelers. Some days will be okay with a good amount of sun and some days will be pretty rainy. I was just wondering HOW bad are the mosquitoes? Looking to visit the Arenal region in October. Rainy season in Costa Rica, or green season as it is often called, runs from later April until December. Hi Cheryl, We have not heard of Adrenaline in Costa Rica before. It sounds like an awesome anniversary trip. If you’re flexible, then it’s fine to wait, though. It is almost always wrong for Costa Rica. And for recommendations on clothing, you can read our Packing post. Can a three week vacation be done and still enjoy some sunshine and vantage points like Poas volcano, or should I just give up on the idea and push my travel time into Nov? There are towns like Puntarenas but they’re either not very scenic or don’t have much to choose from for hotels. Hi David, For waterfalls and wildlife, we recommend the Southern Pacific Coast, specifically Uvita, Dominical, and Ojochal. We are two blokes from Luxembourg and we are wondering which places should be worth a visit, yet we are looking for having a great experience, including some adventure (which it will probably be during the rainy season haha), beach time and rainforest/wildlife. the kids are ages 15-23 so no small children. We have already set up a guided tour of Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, a deep sea fishing morning experience, a morning catamaran trip, white water rafting and zip line. Since we have a month time, is there a direction to follow, i.e. Is the Entire Country Rainy? I’m told it’s still a great spot for hot springs and waterfalls as well. Great reasons and something I probably would not have considered. November is a bit of a bridge month, when the rain has slowed down, and the crowds begin to trickle in. Check out our Weather post for more detailed information. If anything, they would come out in the evening when it is a bit cooler. You can only plan so much, then just go do it! Is that an exceptionally rainy time there? So in this post you will learn about Costa Rica’s weather, the tropical seasons, reliable forecasts and more. Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data: On average, the temperatures are always high. As with everyone else, I’m concerned about choosing the most opportune time to avoid heavy rain. I decided to travel down with her the week before she starts, which puts us smack in the rainy season. It varies year to year, but generally there is a break from the rain and there’s more sun. If it’s a nice day spend it at the beach and if it is looking gloomy, maybe take a hike to a waterfall or go rafting (you’ll probably want to jump in and get wet anyway). NW Pacific Guanacaste beaches is where there is the least rainfall in Costa Rica- even in the rainy season- this part of Costa Rica gets sunny mornings and late afternoon showers. June usually isn’t bad either since it’s still early in the rainy season. My kids are 10 and 15. When we visited as tourists, we did the exact same thing. Living in Key west, FL. Your email address will not be published. We lived in PV during this same time of year a few years ago and the weather was very nice overall, so if these areas interest you most, we’d stick with this itinerary. Hello! Hi Tim, Day trips for those activities are a bit far from San Jose, but doable if you leave early in the morning. I appreciate your help. I travel often and don’t mind a mix of weather.. however- i don’t want it to be a complete wash out and my boyfriend be totally bummed… Maybe you’ll be able to reassure me and help me make a peaceful decision? The pools are simple and there are only a few of them, but they’re nice and hot and you’re surrounded by lush rainforest. Should we stay there the entire time or move to a different location 1/2 way through the trip. Don’t worry about washouts too much this time of year, but come prepared with good hiking boots in case of mud and slippery conditions and rain jackets or ponchos. South Pacific of Costa Rica-this includes the Osa Peninsula. Any suggestions on what area to stay in. We’d also like to explore the Arenal region. Everything is green, food is plentiful, and new animals are born making the entire forest more active.It certainly helps … Sunset at Villa Caletas is one of them. This is what the rainy season is like in Guanacasta Costa Rica. It’s hard to say and varies by year and region. What do you guys recommend? Both of these are decent options for beach in late September. Please let me know if you have any recommendations! In late May, typically it rains mostly in the afternoon and evening. The rainy season doesn’t usually start in northern Guanacaste until later in May (or even June) anyway so it still might not have rained much at all since the end of the last rainy season. Hello, we are thinking of going to CR the week of June 8-12. Just be sure to get 4×4 for the ride to Monteverde. Enjoy your trip! Is that what we should expect?? Is there much rain? Hello Hi Jay, We have had a little rain in the last few weeks in the Dominical area, but not anything to worry about. Hi, September is our best time to vacation as we have a fishing charter boat business & September is also our slow time. Moreover nights become warmer by couple of degrees. We are planning a visit to Ojochal & Uvita. 🙂. September is actually one of the best months to see the volcano and the weather gets better the closer you get to then, so mid August shouldn’t be bad at all. Hope you have a great visit! 12 Tips for surviving the rainy season in Costa Rica. The Caribbean coast has opposite weather and is drier. Being in our early 20s, flexible and interested, we were wondering which places/areas would be worth a visit for a first time, or popular routes to take or even some less touristy places all during the rainy season? . Guanacaste is a nice area, with so many gorgeous beaches. The two main beach towns in that zone are Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Cahuita. Costa Rica weather is one of the main concerns for travelers and one of the things they must know about Costa Rica before they visit.. We have some more ideas in our Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to Do Near Manuel Antonio post. You can read our Weather post for more detailed information. The big thing is to plan on doing things in the morning rather than the afternoon when it is more likely to rain. We love your web and plan to buy your book soon. All advice appreciated. Good luck with the planning! Are there a lot of mosquitos? We don´t mind a few hours of rain per day, but would definitely also like some sunny and warm days. With August & September being the HOTTEST. Horseback riding in Nosara is also awesome for the beautiful scenery and wildlife viewing. However, I am reading on the internet about the weather and a little conflicted as to which side we should visit, and this is our first time. Hello! Those itineraries have a nice mix of activities, including volcanoes, hot springs, wildlife viewing, and rainforest, that will give you a good sampling of the country. We weren´t aware until late in the game that this is the rainy season, now we are debating changing countries – perhaps Mexico. Hi Ola, Don’t worry about what the forecast says. So, let’s stop calling it the rainy season and call it by something more positive – the green season. I plan to travel to Arenal after flying in to San Jose to see the volcano, hot springs and waterfall before heading to the Pacific coast for a couple days. Hi Michelle, June is rainy season but it is early on so usually it is mostly sunny with an hour or two of rain in the afternoon or evening. First of all, it won’t rain the whole time you’re there (Guanacaste is the driest region of the country), and secondly, it’s still nice there even in the rain. We have destination guides for a couple of those towns so you could follow the links for specific hotel recommendations. When it starts raining there, well the first two weeks you will not see the sun anymore. We would stay in the Arenal region for the first half and in Tamarindo the second half. The jungle becomes lush, flowers bloom, and there is less dust. July is still fairly early in the rainy season anyway, and Dreams is located in one of the driest areas of the country, so the weather should be pretty nice for your wedding. We’re coming for just a couple days in early October for a quick getaway. Family trip to Nosara late June/early July. And do we need to worry about mosquitoes while on the beach? But it is possible. We are very adventurous and are okay with hiking! (Here’s a link to our car rental discount page.) You will still have rain but not non-stop. Last year, we had some strange cold fronts and it was very rainy until about the second week of the month. Hello, The tour companies continue to book tours through the rainy season and might just recommend an a.m. instead of p.m. tour. Hi RJ, We answered a very similar question the other day. I am thinking of visiting Costa Rica in June/July of 2019. 🙂. You can use our Map to find some good options for towns up there. dry season in Dec-Jan. Congrats on your marriage. we were planning to head to Costa Rica just for 2-3 days since the kids have holidays in mid October. And even the rain was fine,I mean , come on, you are in paradise!! Hi there! The weather website Ventusky is predicting rainfall amounts of 2-5″ per day in Guanacaste, the Nicoya Peninsula and the Pacific coast as the tropical depression forms west of Costa Rica the last week in May. Costa Rica is high on our travel list so thank you for this post! Dominical is more for the young ones, Uvita is the economic center and Ojochal is the gourmet place. You should read our Costa Rica and Mosquitoes post for information on which repellents work best. Rainy season is actually a really nice time to visit Guanacaste because it isn’t as crowded and the vegetation is lush and green. The nicest area of Costa Rica is now Costa Ballena, that is in between Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal. If it’s a sunny morning-rainy late afternoon situation that doesn’t seem problematic, but if we could get rain most days every day I might rethink our plans. Should we be worried? A very few times a year, it rains in the morning, but usually is sunny in the afternoon when this happens. When it rains that time of year, you will most likely already be out doing something (it usually rains in the afternoon) so it’s more about being prepared with rain gear and waiting for the shower to pass over. Hi Jen and Miguel, Hope you woke to sunshine this morning in Samara! Most days it’s just some rain in the afternoon or evening but sometimes there is all day rain. Generally the only months with continuous rain are September and October, but even then there are breaks. Hi Jenn and Matt, Here’s a link to the government website that deals with this. Although the rains may be somewhat earlier and slightly more intense than average there’s still plenty of tropical sunshine especially in the mornings. It will be green sea turtle nesting season when you visit, plus Tortuguero has a ton of other wildlife. Hello guys! thanks! We are trying to plan a trip to Costa Rica. The Southern Pacific Coast and Osa Peninsula get the most rain, but I would still go to these areas if you really want to. Can you advise which would be better? Hi Barbara, Yes, we definitely recommend the Caribbean coast because that region has the least amount of rain (it’s typically fairly dry in Sept/Oct). The country experiences what’s called a mini-summer when the rains typically lessen and usually most rain is in the afternoon or evening. It’s free. You could easily combine it with some time in Guanacaste. We have a separate blog post that might be helpful too- Best Times to Visit Costa Rica, Hello I am planning a honeymoon for Sept 5 thru Sept 10. Thanks for sharing! You should read our Weather post, which explains why. | Privacy Policy. In otherwWords, its not a “beach trip”. Our thought is to spend the first day in San Jose, get some rest and visit with some local friends. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Blockages in the mountains and floods, wash outs and collapsed bridges in the lowlands are typically more common later in the rainy season when the ground is saturated. My father is a transplant recipient. We do not mind a bit of rain as we are quite flexible. Don’t do that, Denise! Hi Henrik, Those are a lot of destinations for two weeks. This is rainy season in Costa Rica, officially from May to November (though I’m convinced it’s longer) and we’re lucky to be seeing the country in full bloom, phosphorescent green, buzzing, thriving, pulsing with life. We have a post dedicated to the weather in Costa Rica if you want more info to plan. If you’re planning on traveling in Costa Rica on a budget, rainy season is definitely the best time to visit. I am a little worried about the weather as we love the pool and just relaxing in the sun some days but my fiancé also wants to see monkeys… Do you have any am suggestions on places to do this? Also, I am completely in love with animals, sloths in particular, and was wondering where the best place in this area is to go! We were thinking of going to Arenal, Cano Negro, and Guanacaste. Very rainy here. Most days have sun in the morning and then an hour or two of rain in the afternoon or at night. Hello, I am planning on coming in July and I want to see waterfalls and exotic wildlife. We are going for our honeymoon to Guanacaste from July 11-16th. Again, touristy but it’s off season. Hi Jamie, Yes, those are good choices for late August/early Sept. What area would you recommend? I’ll be staying in Uvita the first week in January. I don’t have to see the actual volcano but I still would love to visit the hotsprings. Hotels in Costa Rica normally have three different seasonal rates: low, high and peak. If you’re talking about the Playa Matapalo near Quepos on the Central Pacific Coast, in general, it is starting to get fairly rainy in late August/early September. Hi Diane, You can read our post How to Spend 1 or 2 Days in San Jose for ideas for things to do in the downtown. Do you have any suggestions on that!?! Hi my friend and I are coming to CR last two weeks in Oct . Our Mosquitoes post has more info about all the precautions you can take. It is with a tour group so I’ll be in San Jose, Fortuna, Guanacaste/ Pacific Beach and Manuel Antonio. Rain tends to happen in the afternoon so plan activities for morning. I read through all of these q &a. Costa Ricans call this wet time of year their winter. We are thinking to visit Guancaste area either at the end of Aug, Sept or Oct. Weatherwise which time would be best to miss the rain? There are some beautiful waterfalls in this area like the Nauyaca Waterfall and several smaller ones as well as tons of wildlife. We’re planning to stay in Manuel Antonio area for a few nights and then head to Tamarindo, stoping for a night or 2 along the way. You would want to go up through Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui to get there, which is a good, paved road that is well traveled. Hi Kenneth, It shouldn’t be too bad up in the Papagayo that time of year. That plan sounds fine but the beginning of the trip may feel a little rushed with only 2.5 days in La Fortuna and 1.5 days in Monteverde, because of drive times. Use our map to search around. For protection against dengue and chikungunya, we recommend a good repellent and long pants if you’re hiking. How is the weather during this time? If you would like customized help, we could also design you an itinerary based on you and your kids’ specific interests. Greetings, Inland around the mountains tends to be rainier than right at the coast. As for rain, it is usually rainy everywhere in the country that time of year except the Caribbean coast, so we would plan more based on distance/drive time from SJ. I’ve enjoyed reading your articles, haven’t gotten to them all, Thanks for being a wonderful informative source. Hope that helps with your questions and that your family has a great trip! The night temperatures are around 20 °C. 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