Nicoya City, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Nicoya City, Costa Rica

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

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

January

If you visit Nicoya City during January, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 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:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

February

If you vacation in Nicoya City during February, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 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:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

March

March in Nicoya City is sizzling and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Rain coat

April

Traveling to Nicoya City in April, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

May

May in Nicoya City can be blisteringly hot and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

June

In June, Nicoya City is constantly hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Nicoya City, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Nicoya City can be very hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Nicoya City is extremely hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Nicoya City can be sweltering and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Nicoya City in October, you will notice that it is constantly 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:

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

November

If you go to Nicoya City in November, you will notice that it can be sweltering 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:

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

December

December in Nicoya City is consistently hot 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Nicoya City, Costa Rica

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

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