Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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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 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.

Important essentials 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.

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.

  • (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


  • 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).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural 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 option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January here can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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February

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

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March

If you visit Cocos Island National Park during March, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s 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.

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April

If you visit Cocos Island National Park during April, you are likely to notice that it is consistently hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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May

If you vacation in Cocos Island National Park during May, you will probably notice that it is consistently hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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June

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

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July

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

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August

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

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September

If you vacation in Cocos Island National Park during September, you will probably notice that it is consistently hot and extremely 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.

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October

In October, Cocos Island National Park can be very hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s 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.

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November

November in Cocos Island National Park is extremely hot and extremely 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 20s C).

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December

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

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