Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

Based on the climate and weather in Cocos Island National Park, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica by month

January

If you visit Cocos Island National Park during January, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Cocos Island National Park during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region can be sweltering and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Cocos Island National Park is really hot and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is really hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Cocos Island National Park is really hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cocos Island National Park, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Cocos Island National Park is constantly hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cocos Island National Park, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Cocos Island National Park can be sweltering and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Cocos Island National Park in September, you will notice that it is really hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is extremely hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Cocos Island National Park can be very hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Cocos Island National Park is consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cocos Island National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cocos Island National Park, 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 Cocos Island National Park

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