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

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Traveling to Atenas, Costa Rica? If you're planning to go to Atenas, 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 Atenas, Costa Rica

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

Important essentials for Atenas, Costa Rica

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas 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 great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Atenas in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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February

February is blindingly hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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March

If you vacation in Atenas during March, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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April

April for Atenas is sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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May

May in Atenas is extremely hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

In June, Atenas can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Atenas, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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July

In July, Atenas can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Atenas, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August in Atenas is really hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

Traveling to Atenas in September, you will notice that it can be very hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in Atenas is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

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

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December

Traveling to Atenas in December, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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