Central Pacific, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Central Pacific, Costa Rica? If you're planning to go to Central Pacific, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Central Pacific, Costa Rica

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

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

January

If you visit Central Pacific during January, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

February

February here is scorchingly 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops

March

In March, Central Pacific is unbearably hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 90s F (mid 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Central Pacific, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses

April

Traveling to Central Pacific in April, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Rain coat
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses

May

Traveling to Central Pacific in May, you will notice that it is constantly 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

June

If you go to Central Pacific in June, 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 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

July for Central Pacific is really hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

August

In August, Central Pacific 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 Central Pacific, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

September

If you vacation in Central Pacific during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

October

If you vacation in Central Pacific during October, you are likely to 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 high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

November in Central Pacific is extremely hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

December

In December, Central Pacific can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Central Pacific, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Central Pacific, Costa Rica

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Central Pacific

Check out our guides for these other locations: Sundarbans National Park, India, Baja California, Baja California, Mexico, Kendari, Indonesia, Los Angeles International Airport, California, United States of America, Crișana, Romania, Lerici, Italy, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland, Lafayette, California, United States of America, Kimitoön, Finland, Clinton-Camp Springs, Maryland, United States of America, and McCloud, California, United States of America.