When to Go

  • Rainy season usually lasts from mid-April through December, and is therefore a great time to look for deals and beat the crowds. Beware of October, which usually sees heavy rains for days at a time.
  • The city's climate is considerably cooler than on the coasts, especially at night; daytime temps generally vary between 21°C and 27°C (70°F to 80°F).
  • The best time to visit is around the Christmas holidays, when the Ticos' festive cheer reaches its height with the Festival de la Luz and Las Fiestas de Zapote.
  • Any season is good for exploring the capital's cultural attractions.