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Best time to visit Jaco, Costa Rica

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The best time to visit Jaco is February-April

Are you looking to travel to Jaco and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Jaco is February-April due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

The very hottest temperatures in Jaco get to around 32℃ (89℉) in the height of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 23℃ (74℉) at night.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Jaco when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Jaco usually falls during the months surrounding October each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Jaco below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

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Jaco seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Jaco as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Jaco is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Jaco

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Jaco for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Jaco climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Jaco for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Jaco in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Jaco in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 8 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Jaco in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Jaco in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Jaco in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 201mm (8") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Jaco in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 119mm (5") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Jaco in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 138mm (5") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Jaco in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 108mm (4") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Jaco in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 131mm (5") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Jaco in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 383mm (15") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Jaco in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 130mm (5") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Jaco in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jaco in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Jaco is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Jaco is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Jaco is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Jaco, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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