South Pacific Costa Rica, Costa Rica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to South Pacific Costa Rica, Costa Rica

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

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

January

In January, South Pacific Costa Rica is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for South Pacific Costa Rica, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit South Pacific Costa Rica during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to South Pacific Costa Rica in March, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is extremely 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in South Pacific Costa Rica during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot 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 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit South Pacific Costa Rica during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, South Pacific Costa Rica is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for South Pacific Costa Rica, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, South Pacific Costa Rica is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for South Pacific Costa Rica, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for South Pacific Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Here are some general tips on what to wear in South Pacific Costa Rica, 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 South Pacific Costa Rica

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