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

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

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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 Costa Rica, Costa Rica

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

Important essentials for Costa Rica, Costa Rica

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available 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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you vacation in Costa Rica during January, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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February

If you go to Costa Rica in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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March

If you vacation in Costa Rica during March, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature 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).

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April

April in Costa Rica is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

Traveling to Costa Rica in May, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

In June, Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Costa Rica is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

If you go to Costa Rica in August, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September 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.

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October

In October, Costa Rica is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Costa Rica, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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November

November in Costa Rica is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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December

December for Costa Rica is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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Activities for Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Costa Rica.

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