Temperatures throughout the year vary slightly. The country has two seasons, the dry season from December to April and the wet season from May to November. It does not snow due to the proximity to the equator.
What is the coldest its ever been in Costa Rica?
The highest recorded temperature in Costa Rica is 42.8°C (109°F), set in February 1964 in Puntarenas. The lowest recorded temperature is -8.9°C (16°F), set in Cerro Chirripo.
What country has no snow?
Countries That Have Never Seen Snow
- Countries in the South Pacific like Vanuatu, Fiji and Tuvalu have never seen snow.
- Near the equator, most countries get very little snow unless they are home to mountains, which can have snowy peaks.
- Even some hot countries like Egypt get snow from time to time.
Are there snow capped mountains in Costa Rica?
The peaks of these mountains constitute sky islands for many species of plants and animals. Snow has not fallen on the peak in the past 100 years or so, according to the University of Costa Rica, but hail is sometimes reported.
Does Costa Rica have cold winters?
There is not a true winter season, and it is classified as a tropical country because of how close it is to the equator. It is more or less divided into two seasons, a dry season, often referred to as high season, and a rainy season, often referred to as green season.
How expensive is Costa Rica to live?
Is it expensive to live in Costa Rica? Generally: no. The average cost of living in this tropical country is less than 2,000 USD, and most of that is due to housing costs. Expats who want to spend even less should look at studio apartments or places that are away from the main cities and tourist areas.
Does Costa Rica ever get cold?
Average dry season temperatures are mid 70s F (24 C) during the day, cooling down to the 60s F (18 C) at night. In rainy season, temperatures can drop all the way down to 50s F (12-14 C) at night. The Central Valley is known for having the most comfortable weather in Costa Rica.