Weather in Costa Rica

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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.
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  • North Pacific – includes Santa Teresa

    North Pacific – includes Santa Teresa

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

  • South Pacific Region

    South Pacific Region

    Includes the Osa Peninsula and the south Pacific coast; dry season is shorter in...

  • Central Pacific

    Central Pacific

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

  • Northern Zone

    Northern Zone

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

  • Central Valley Region

    Central Valley Region

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

  • Caribbean Region

    Caribbean Region

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