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

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

Contents

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 Central Valley, Costa Rica

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Central Valley during January, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature 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:

February

February here is warm 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:

March

March here is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

April

If you vacation in Central Valley during April, you may notice that it is warm. 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

May

May in Central Valley is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

June

June in this region is warm and somewhat 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:

July

If you go to Central Valley in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

August

August here is a perfect temperature and somewhat 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:

September

September in Central Valley is warm and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

October

In October, 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:

November

November in Central Valley is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

December

If you vacation in Central Valley during December, you might see that it is a perfect temperature. 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:

Activities for Central Valley, Costa Rica

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

Check out our guides for these other locations: Ooty, India, Seki, Japan, Unst, Scotland, United Kingdom, Vinegar Hill, New Zealand, Guymon, Oklahoma, United States of America, Skippack Village, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Newport, England, United Kingdom, Taftan, Pakistan, Morristown, New Jersey, United States of America, Hastings, Nebraska, United States of America, and Caherciveen, Ireland.