Playas del Coco, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica? If you're planning to go to Playas del Coco, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Based on the climate and weather in Playas del Coco, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold 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 Playas del Coco, Costa Rica by month

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January

If you visit Playas del Coco during January, you will probably find that it is really 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.

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February

If you visit Playas del Coco during February, you may find 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 low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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March

If you go to Playas del Coco in March, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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April

April in Playas del Coco can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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May

May for Playas del Coco is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

In June, Playas del Coco can be sweltering. 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 Playas del Coco, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Playas del Coco is really 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).

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August

If you visit Playas del Coco during August, you will probably see that it is consistently 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 about two thirds of the time.

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September

In September, Playas del Coco 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 Playas del Coco, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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October

In October, Playas del Coco is 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 Playas del Coco, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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November

In November, Playas del Coco 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 Playas del Coco, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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December

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

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Activities for Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Playas del Coco.

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