Playa Grande, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

If you visit Playa Grande during January, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Playa Grande in February, you will notice that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Playa Grande is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

April

April in Playa Grande can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Playa Grande is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s 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 more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Playa Grande is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s 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 more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August 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 high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Playa Grande is extremely warm. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Playa Grande is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Playa Grande
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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