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, this 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for North Costa Rica, Costa Rica

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

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

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January

Traveling to North Costa Rica in January, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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February

February in this region is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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March

March in this region is consistently 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 in North Costa Rica 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 consistently 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

In June, 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 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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July

If you go to North Costa Rica in July, 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).

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August

August in North Costa Rica is really hot and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

In September, North Costa Rica is constantly 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

October for North Costa Rica can be very hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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November

November in North Costa Rica is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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December

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

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