need a/c in arenal???

Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 12:37 PM
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need a/c in arenal???

in march? can anyone tell us approx day time temps? humid?
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Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 02:19 PM
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Arenal is central valley plus it is the dry season so humidity is not a problem there. You might even need a light jacket or sweater in the evening. I would say to plan on 60's-upper 70's and possibly lower 80's. Doesn't generally get real warm there. Most likely the temp will be very comfortable day and evening. It is hard to be too exact. I was there this past Feb and I was very comfortable in a bathing suit in the evening while hanging out at the hot springs.. A week later a cold front came through and it was quite cool. March is probably one of the warmest months although, because of Costa Ricas relation to the equator, temps don't change much.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2003, 06:21 PM
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thank you, suzie!
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Old Dec 24th, 2003, 06:34 PM
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60's during the day is cooler to me. Maybe I should bring a sweatshirt or two. I am already bringing a lightweight windbreaker type jacket with no lining and a slightly warmer lined jacket. Unfortunately, I don't know the meaning of 'pack light'.

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Old Dec 24th, 2003, 06:51 PM
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Leave the sweatshirts home. You should be warm enough with what you already have planned. Chances are you won't even need those but it is hard to say 100%. If it does get down into the upper 60's it would be at night when most likely you will be snug in your bed.
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Old Dec 29th, 2003, 12:19 PM
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I wish I could remember the month I was there. It was very hot during the day....must have been at least 85% if not higher during the day. It did cool down enough at night for me to use a LIGHT sweater.
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hot fronts (?) can happen as well as the cooler fronts.
upper 60's to upper 70's is the average nighttime. Lower to mid 80's is average daytime. I guess I was unlucky the first couple of times because it was cool there. One of my trips (March) it was cool (had to wear a jacket all the time) and rainy. Must have been one of those cool fronts. Last time was just perfect (Feb) and around 80. I believe the other time it was a little bit of everything.
My comparisons are with the Guanacaste coastal area and the Osa which would make Fortuna seem cooler.
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