Late July early August weather in Costa Rica

Old Mar 20th, 2005, 06:48 PM
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Late July early August weather in Costa Rica

How hot is it in Costa Rica in late July/early August. We're thinking of going with three generations. Any ideas?
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Old Mar 20th, 2005, 07:48 PM
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Hello, Costa Rica has differnt climate zones. In San Jose the max. temp is ~25 C., on the beaches ~28-30 C. In Gunacaste, that in the north/west at the pacific side, is the region with less rain. It rains most for a hour in the afternoon or in the night. I think Playa Sámara will be great. Check out on the website.
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Drive 1/2 mile and the temp could change in the central valley. On the coast it is much warmer. There will be more cloud cover and the temps are just slightly cooler on the coast at that time. Otherwise, due to the location of Costa Rica near the equator, the temps don't vary widely. has a great weather site that you can play around with to see what average temps and rainfalls are in different areas at different times of the year.
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We have gone to CR in August 3 times and enjoy it that time of the year. Everything is lush and green and the rain is mostly of passing variety in the evenings or at night. As other poster have said, the weather varies greatly depending on your location in the country, with the northwest beaches being the driest (around Tamarindo and north). Arenal is hit or miss - it can be a complete washout at that time of the year or you could see the volcano in its glory. Osa Penninsula was extremely humid and stormy; Central Valley pleasant and mild with some rain at night; mid-Pacific (Manuel Antonio) mostly sunny with occassional rain and clouds.
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Not sure where you are travelling from and where you will be staying, but I am from the central atlantic coast region and travelled to Manuel Antonio and Guanacaste area in July/Aug two years ago. temps were cooler in CR than home at that time, upper 80's to low 90's, but the sun is overhead from 8am until sunset around 6:30 pm and much more intense. what others have posted was completely accurate to what I encountered. Rained twice for a brief period with heavy downpours. then sunny and beautiful again. bring sunscreen and have fun.
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