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

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Traveling to Playa Grande, Costa Rica? If you're planning to go to Playa Grande, I've got 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 Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Based on the climate and weather in Playa Grande, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel insurance

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


  • 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).

General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to Playa Grande in January, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

February in this region is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

If you visit Playa Grande during March, you are likely to notice that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. 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 (mid 20s C).

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April

If you visit Playa Grande during April, you are likely to see that it is a scorcher. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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May

In May, Playa Grande is consistently hot. 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 Playa Grande, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

June in Playa Grande can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

July here is really hot. 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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August

August for Playa Grande is really hot. 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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September

September in Playa Grande is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

In October, Playa Grande is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Playa Grande, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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November

Traveling to Playa Grande in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

In December, Playa Grande is consistently hot. 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 Playa Grande, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Playa Grande.

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