of what attracts travelers and creates much of Costa Rica
tourism are the natural wonders of this relatively safe
country. It is safe and easy to travel here so this stable
and peaceful country is beginning to enjoy the fruits
of outside visitors. Tourism in Costa Rica is a rapidly
growing industry that encompasses nature tours, surfing, deep-sea fishing and the ever-popular Costa
With no less than 12 microclimates, knowing what areas
of the country you"d like to see and knowing about
Coast Rica weather when you visit will help you decide when to go. Costa Rica climate in
the humid lowlands is consistently in the upper 80s, while
the capitol of San Jose, in the center of the country
sees a constant springtime, with temperatures averaging
in the mid sixties most of the year. The Costa Rica climate in towns
like Cartago is generally cool, being only 12 miles away
from the Irazu volcano, where it rarely gets warmer than
The rainy season can begin as early as April or late
as the end of May, and oftentimes last well into November.
You will find mornings to be strangely clear and sunny,
with showers beginning in the afternoon and continuing
until the early evening.
The months of November to March is considered prime Costa Rica surfing
time. High tide enhances the rough waves of the Northern
pacific coast, creating an irresistible lure for mavericks
and making Costa Rica surfing a mainstay of tourism. High temperatures and little
rain bring surfers
and other beachgoers to the protected gulf of Nicoya in the west as well as the Atlantic coasts. As with other
popular vacation destinations, travel to Costa Rica involves
more crowds and higher rates for plane tickets and hotels
during the dry season.
The early days of April is the time that a large International
Art Festival takes place in the capitol, San
Jose. Arts and cultural festivals are more plentiful
during the dry season, however there are a number of smaller
regional craft and culture festivals that take place during
the wet season, when Costa Rica tourism practically grinds
to a halt. If you don"t mind a little rain, you might
find this the perfect time to visit Costa Rica and enjoy
great rates on hotel accommodations.
Activities that are the mainstay of tourism in Costa
Rica are mainly outdoor activities, so taking a little
time to find out about what sort of Costa Rica weather you can
expect based on your plans helps you make the most of
your time there.
Whether you travel to Costa Rica to ride mountains of
water or test your bravery on a jaw dropping volcano expedition,
you might just find that any type of year and any Costa Rica climate can be fun,
all you have to do now is plan when to go.