Talk About The Weather

What’s the Weather Like in Manuel Antonio?

April 14, 2018

The first thing most people ask when planning a trip to Costa Rica is “What will the weather be like?” or “What’s the best time to visit for perfect weather?”.

These are excellent questions; however, they aren’t that simple to answer.

Let’s start with question #1: “What will the weather be like?”. Typically, it’s safe to say that Costa Rica will be hot and humid. However, Costa Rica is made up of many micro-climates that make predicting weather here difficult! Most people want to avoid rainstorms during their visit as much as possible, but sometimes weathering a storm is inevitable – we are in the rainforest, after all! In fact, if you try looking up weather forecasts for Costa Rica, they most often will always show rain – but don’t let this deter you. We’ve learned to take those forecasts with a grain (or less) of salt!

Now let’s tackle question #2: “What’s the best time to visit for perfect weather?”. Technically speaking, Costa Rica does have a dry season and a rainy season. The dry season (also known as our summer) is December-April. During these months, it’s typical to not see as much rain and have sunny blue skies and hot temperatures. On occasion you may have a rain shower to cool things off, but it’s not quite as often as during rainy season.

The rainy season (also known as our winter) is May through November. During this time you’ll see heavier and more frequent rain and thunderstorms. Typically, however, these storms happen in the afternoon and evening after the day’s festivities are done! While many people hear “rainy season” and immediately write off visiting during this time, there are a lot of upsides to planning your trip during rainy season. For one, there are a lot less tourists, so you can experience less crowded beaches, activities, and restaurants! Plus, the rain keeps things cool and green, and it can be very peaceful and relaxing. If you’re adamant about avoiding rain, we highly recommend not visiting during October and November, as these are the wettest months of the year!

Whether you’re looking for rain or shine, we know one thing is for sure: fun is in your forecast! We’ll have an umbrella waiting for you just in case.

Pura Vida,


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