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

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

When to go to Central Valley, Costa Rica

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

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

January

If you visit Central Valley during January, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February here is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

March

If you visit Central Valley during March, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

April

In April, Central Valley is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear

May

If you are traveling to Central Valley in May, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

June

If you visit Central Valley during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

July

July in Central Valley is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

August

In August, Central Valley is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Central Valley, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

September

In September, Central Valley is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

October

October is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

November

November for Central Valley is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

December

December is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Central Valley, 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 Valley
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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