Located 10° north of the Equator, Costa Rica doesn’t have summer and winter. Instead, it has the rainy season from May to November and the dry season from December to April. Though classified as tropical and subtropical climates, weather can vary greatly due to Costa Rica’s microclimates and diverse geography. The Central Valley — home to San Jose — ranges in elevation from 2,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level. In the highest elevations, the average temperature becomes cooler.
Has its own distinct microclimate due to trade winds. Typically warmer weather with higher humidity and year-round rain.
Drier weather with less humidity than the rest of the country from the cool Pacific Ocean and mountain breezes. The rainy season starts later in the year.
Located in the Central Valley with a year-round temperate climate with highs ranging from the mid-80s to lows in the mid-60s.