high season: December to April
low season: May to June, September to November
shoulder season: July to August
Weather InformationThe high season occurs during the driest time of the year. During the low seasons, heavy rains accompanied by high humidity and warm temperatures are common, especially in September and October. Average annual temperatures range from 89 degrees on the coast to 62 degrees inland.
Crowd InformationHigh visitor traffic is caused by major annual events such as Holy Week, New Year's week, and spring break. The beaches can be busy during the first and second week of July, when the entire country's schools are on break and many locals take vacations.
Closure InformationHotels, shops, and venues remain open year-round.
When to SaveThe cheapest time to visit is during the low seasons, although deals can be found year-round. Hotels can be more expensive during the first and second week of July.
When to BookBook one to two months in advance to ensure lodging. Tours can be booked within a few days of travel.
Information provided by the Costa Rica Tourism Board