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

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

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

Important essentials for North Costa Rica, Costa Rica

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in North Costa Rica can be very hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C).

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February

If you are traveling to North Costa Rica in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

March is really 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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April

April here can be excruciatingly hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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May

May in North Costa Rica is constantly hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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June

If you go to North Costa Rica in June, you will notice that it can be very 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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July

If you visit North Costa Rica during July, you will probably see that it can be very hot and extremely 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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August

August in North Costa Rica can be very 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 high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

In September, North Costa Rica 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 low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for North Costa Rica, with most of the days of the month having rain.

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October

In October, North Costa Rica is consistently 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 North Costa Rica, with most of the days of the month having rain.

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November

If you visit North Costa Rica 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

December is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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Activities for North Costa Rica, Costa Rica

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

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