When to Visit Costa Rica


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Dr. Steven Armus divides his career between serving as the physician/owner of Dermatology Consultants of Wisconsin and working as the prairie technician/owner of Native Prairie Restoration. When he’s not busy with his professional responsibilities, Dr. Steven Armus enjoys traveling to countries around the world such as Costa Rica.

There are only two real seasons in Costa Rica: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season lasts from May to mid-November, when the country experiences average rainfall between 8 and 13 inches per month.

Although the rain can limit visitors’ ability to explore remote areas of Costa Rica, the weather highlights the country’s natural flora and fauna. In addition to great views of wildlife, visitors can enjoy fewer crowds and cheaper accommodations during the wet season.

Costa Rica’s dry season lasts from December through April and sees less than two inches of rain in its wettest months. Temperatures at this time hover in the 70s, and most tourists spend time at the beaches and rain forests.

The dry season is the country’s high season for tourists, especially around the holidays in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Both prices and crowds increase during the dry season, yet it remains one of the best times to visit Costa Rica due to the good weather and events held in these months.