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

Traveling to Guanacaste, Costa Rica? If you're planning to go to Guanacaste, here 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 Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Based on the climate and weather in Guanacaste, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

Important essentials for Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • 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).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Guanacaste is blindingly hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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February

In February, Guanacaste can be blisteringly hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Guanacaste, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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March

If you are traveling to Guanacaste in March, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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April

April here can be sizzling and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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May

In May, Guanacaste is sweltering and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Guanacaste, with most of the days of the month having rain.

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June

If you visit Guanacaste during June, you are likely to see that it is constantly 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 (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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July

If you go to Guanacaste in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you vacation in Guanacaste during August, you might find 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 low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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September

If you visit Guanacaste during September, you may notice that it is consistently 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.

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October

In October, Guanacaste is constantly 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 Guanacaste, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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November

If you vacation in Guanacaste during November, you might find that it can be sweltering 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.

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December

If you visit Guanacaste during December, you may notice that it can be sweltering and very 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 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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Activities for Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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

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