Best time to travel to Costa Rica

The best travel time for Costa Rica is all year round. Because the country is close to the equator, it is almost always warm and has only two seasons.

In short:

  • The dry season runs from November to April.
  • The rainy season is from May to October, but do not be deterred from travelling in the rainy season, as the showers are usually limited to the afternoon.
  • The temperature varies between 25°C and 35°C throughout the year.

The most important things described

  • You can visit Costa Rica all year round.
  • The country is close to the equator so it is almost always warm.
  • The temperature varies between 25 and 35 degrees throughout the year.
  • The dry season runs from November to April.
  • The rainy season is from May to October. September and October are known as the wettest months.


The best time to travel in Costa Rica when travelling with children

All Dutch school holidays are a good travel period for visiting Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a child-friendly destination. Because of the short distances you can see the highlights of the country in a fortnight. So the May holidays are a great period to travel through the country. This is the start of the rainy season, in which everything slowly turns green again. If desired, Costa Rica can also be combined with other countries such as Panama or Nicaragua.

Travel through Costa Rica?

Would you like to make a trip through Costa Rica yourself and are you curious about the possibilities? Then take a look at the travel itineraries that we have put together for inspiration. You can book these trips directly, but we are also happy to create a personal programme based on your wishes and ideas.

Do you have a question? Feel free to contact us. Call +31 73 610 62 04 or send an e-mail to We are happy to help.

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