Climate Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a tropical rainforest climate. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Costa Rica is 24° degrees and there is about 2299 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 66 days a year with an average humidity of 84% and an UV-index of 5.

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Climate Costa Rica by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 24 25 26 26 24 23 23 23 23 22 23 23
Night temp. (°C) 14 14 15 16 17 17 16 16 17 16 15 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 26 26 29 97 296 335 266 280 315 403 165 60
Days with rain 13 11 15 21 28 29 30 29 30 30 28 18
Dry days 18 17 16 9 3 1 1 2 - 1 2 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 8
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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Best time to visit Costa Rica

To go to Costa Rica, the best time to visit is January through April and December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Costa Rica, March is the warmest month with 26°C and the most cold month is 22°C in October.

Costa Rica weather by month

What is the average Costa Rica weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Popular cities and towns in Costa Rica

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Costa Rica?

Costa Rica lies in a straight line about 14,598 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → San José).

How long is the flight to Costa Rica?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Costa Rica is approximately 18 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Costa Rica?

These are the largest airports in Costa Rica:

  • Limon International Airport (LIO) in Puerto Limón
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in Liberia
  • Golfito Airport (GLF) in Golfito
  • Aerotortuguero Airport (TTQ) in Roxana
  • Nosara Airport (NOB) in Nicoya
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José de la Montaña
  • Puerto Jimenez Airport (PJM) in Puerto Jiménez
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Palmar Sur
  • Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ) in San José
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Quepos

How many inhabitants does Costa Rica have?

Costa Rica has 4,947,490 inhabitants.

How big is Costa Rica?

The surface area of Costa Rica is 51,100 km². It is 16x smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Costa Rica?

The capital of Costa Rica is San José.

What is the area code of Costa Rica?

The area code to call Costa Rica is +506.

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