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Best time to visit Monteverde, Costa Rica

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The best time to visit Monteverde is December

While Monteverde is a popular destination to visit all year round, December is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The very hottest temperatures in Monteverde get to around 32℃ (89℉) in the height of summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around 22℃ (72℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 21℃ (70℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Monteverde are usually in September, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in December, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Monteverde, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

September

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Monteverde seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Monteverde as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Monteverde 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 Monteverde

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 Monteverde 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.

Monteverde 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 Monteverde 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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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Monteverde in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 168mm (7") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 126mm (5") over 17 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 141mm (6") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 162mm (6") over 23 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 17 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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

Monteverde in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 16 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 182mm (7") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Monteverde in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 214mm (8") over 21 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Monteverde is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Monteverde is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Monteverde is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Monteverde, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in September are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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