Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2021]

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

When to go to Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

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

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

January

If you go to Nicoya Peninsula in January, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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February

In February, Nicoya Peninsula can be excruciatingly hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 90s F (mid 30s C) range.

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

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March

If you are traveling to Nicoya Peninsula in March, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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April

In April, Nicoya Peninsula is a scorcher and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 90s F (high 30s C) range.

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

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May

In May, Nicoya Peninsula is a scorcher and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 90s F (mid 30s C) range.

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

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June

June in Nicoya Peninsula is consistently hot and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you vacation in Nicoya Peninsula during July, you may find that it can be very 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 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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August

In August, Nicoya Peninsula can be sweltering 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 Peninsula, with most of the days of the month having rain.

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September

If you vacation in Nicoya Peninsula during September, you will probably find that it is really 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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October

Traveling to Nicoya Peninsula in October, you will notice that it is really 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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November

In November, Nicoya Peninsula is really hot and extremely 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 Nicoya Peninsula, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

December

If you visit Nicoya Peninsula during December, you will probably notice that it is really 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

  • A plug adapter that supports outlet types A and B. This one should work in most locations, but you may want to check with your hotel.
  • A SIM card that works in Nicoya Peninsula. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some locations you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch. We recommend this one
  • Emergency water purifier

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