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Best Time To Visit Costa Rica

When to go

The best time of year to visit Costa Rica is between December and May. Central America has a long rainy season, though the characteristic of these months tends to be bright sunny mornings, followed by afternoon showers. September and October can be quite rainy. On the coast and at lower altitudes, it is hot and humid throughout the year. 

When to go to Costa Rica - Climate Chart

Getting there

There are direct flights from from the UK up to 3 times a week.  Iberia flies from Madrid to San Jose and a number of US airlines fly on a daily basis via their hubs in the US. Your can also route via Bogota in Colombia with Avaianca. 

Time Zone

GMT  -6 hours 


British passport holders do not require visas to enter Costa Rica, though if you fly via the US, the ESTA will be compulsory. 


There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter these countries. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.

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