Alajuela, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Alajuela, Costa Rica? If you're planning to go to Alajuela, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Alajuela, Costa Rica

Based on the climate and weather in Alajuela, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

Important essentials for Alajuela, Costa Rica

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Alajuela, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Alajuela, Costa Rica

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Alajuela.

If you are intending to see the charming The Central Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Juan Santamaría, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you visit Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Alajuela.

What to wear/what to pack for Alajuela, Costa Rica by month

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January

January is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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February

If you go to Alajuela in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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April

In April, Alajuela is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Alajuela, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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May

If you visit Alajuela during May, you will probably find that it is hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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June

June is hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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July

July in this region is hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Alajuela during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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September

September is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

October in Alajuela is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you vacation in Alajuela during November, you may notice that it is hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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December

In December, Alajuela is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Alajuela, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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