Choosing a country:Climate
Climate – What will the climate be during your stay? Are you accustomed to the climate and is it desirable to you?
Because of its location, Costa Rica has a tropical climate year round. Nevertheless, many microclimates can be distinguished, depending on the geography of each particular region, its elevation, rainfall and topography. In general, Costa Rica has two seasons: the dry season (locally called “verano”, i.e. summer), lasting from November/December to the end of April, and the green/rain season (locally called “invierno”, i.e. winter), lasting from May until November. In reality, the last couple of years Costa Rica has seen a shift in the start of those seasons. Since Costa Rica’s geography is so divers, you will always find a region where your favorite climate reigns.
For the same reason it is difficult to generalize temperatures in Costa Rica. In the Highlands (the Central Valley, the Cordilleras Guanacaste Tilaran, Central and Talamanca) you will find daytime temperatures ranging between 0 ° (on the highest points) and 30 ° C. The average temperature in San Jose is a steady 25 ° C all year round. In the Lowlands (being the North, Guanacaste, the Pacific and Caribbean coasts and the Osa Peninsula) daytime temperatures range between 15 ° and 45 ° C, providing a pleasant temperature for the sea.