La Fortuna, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Based on the climate and weather in La Fortuna, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

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

January

If you visit La Fortuna during January, you are likely to find that it can be very hot.

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you visit La Fortuna during February, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering.

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

March

March in La Fortuna can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts

April

April in La Fortuna is a scorcher. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops

May

May in La Fortuna is unbearably hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

June

June here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

July

If you visit La Fortuna during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot.

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

August

August in La Fortuna is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

September

If you are traveling to La Fortuna in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

October

If you vacation in La Fortuna during October, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering.

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

November

November can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

December

December can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Here are some general tips on what to wear in La Fortuna, 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 La Fortuna
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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