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Costa Rica has mainly 2 seasons: the dry and the rainy season. The dry season is from December- May and the rainy season June- November.

However during rainy months it may only rain late in the afternoon so visitors still enjoy sunny days on the beach and outdoor activities during the daytime. Puntarenas is the closest city we could find on the weather channel. Puntarenas is located 30 miles north from Los Sueños.

Generally classified as a tropical country because of its close proximity to the equator, Costa Rica has no real winter period, and the sun shines here throughout the year. With over 12 hours of sunshine a day, the sun rises at about 5 am and sets at about 6 pm consistently throughout the year.

The Central Pacific enjoys the best climate in the country as the weather here has an average of 22 degrees Celsius or 72 degrees Fahrenheit and is tempered with a cool coastal breeze. In the highlands the temperature averages 13 degree Celsius, while in the lowlands or at sea level the temperature stays at around 26 degrees Celsius or 79 degrees Fahrenheit, with hot days and sultry evenings.

In Costa Rica the average annual temperature is around 21 to 27 degrees Celsius or 70 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit and the coolest months of the year are November, December and January. The months March through May are the hottest months of the year, so make sure you protect yourself from the sun.

There is no real summer or winter in Costa Rica and the rainy season here lasts from May to November, with the months of December through April having little to no rain and September and October being the heaviest rain period. While the average rainfall in the country is around 100 inches, some mountainous areas get as much as 25 feet of rainfall on a yearly basis.

Month Average Temperature Daily Min Average Temperature Daily Max Average Total Precipitation (mm) Monthly Average of Rainy Days
January 68.4 92.3 9.6 3
February 71.2 93.9 2.0 2
March 72.1 94.5 3.1 1
April 73.9 95.2 26.1 2
May 73.8 91.9 198.9 14
June 73.2 88.2 171.7 17
July 72.3 90.0 78.3 16
August 72.1 89.4 150.4 17
September 72.3 88.9 269.8 22
October 71.4 88.3 251.6 20
November 71.1 90.1 71.4 13
December 69.8 90.0 26.5 5