Despite being a small country Costa Rica is characterized by having many micro climates from one area to another.

The main reason for the diversity in Costa Rica’s weather is the various elevations at which different parts of the country are located as well as two totally different coastlines.

Overall the weather in Costa Rica is tropical all year long because of its proximity to the equator. What can vary is the degree of humidity or dryness per region or season.


Costa Rica is usually divided in regional weather summaries; Caribbean region, Central Valley Region, Northern Zone, Central Pacific Region, north Pacific Region and South Pacific Region.

Some of the best and most consistent weather is found in the Central Pacific Region. Nicoya Peninsula and the Guanacaste desert Region are know for their long dry summers and lack of pesky insects as a result

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Caribbean Region

It´s hard to define when really dry season is in this region. The least...
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Central Valley Region

Central Valley Region includes city of San Jose, Heredia, Escazu, Santa Ana, Cartago, Barva,...
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Northern Zone

Northern Zone of Costa Rica includes Monteverde, Arenal, Ciuadad Quesada, and the northern part of...
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Central Pacific

This area includes the western parts of the San Jose and Puntarenas Provinces, extending...
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South Pacific Region

Includes the Osa Peninsula and the south Pacific coast; dry season is shorter in...
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North Pacific – includes Santa Teresa

The North Pacific is a dry desert climate. It includes the Guanacaste Province, which...
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