When to go
It’s hard to pigeonhole Costa Rica’s weather as it varies greatly between regions. But generally speaking, there are two main seasons – a wet spell from August to November and a dry run from February to July. That said, the northern Pacific coast escapes much of the rainfall that other areas encounter so you’ll find it warm and sunny here for most of the year, with 11 hours of sunshine a day and average temperatures hovering around 26-33 degrees. Be sure to put on extra suncream between April and March when it gets really hot – thermometers can reach 28-35 degrees. To experience Costa Rica at its tropical best, consider going between August and January – that’s when it’s the most green.