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Best time to visit Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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The best time to visit Puerto Viejo is February-April

If you’re looking to travel to Puerto Viejo for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Puerto Viejo is February-April due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Puerto Viejo can rise to a maximum of 31℃ (89℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 14℃ (57℉) around January.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Puerto Viejo are usually in March, 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 October, 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.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Puerto Viejo, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

March

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Puerto Viejo seasons

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

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 Puerto Viejo 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.

Puerto Viejo 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 Puerto Viejo 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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JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Puerto Viejo in January

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in February

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in March

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 352mm (14") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 328mm (13") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 269mm (11") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 290mm (11") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 321mm (13") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Puerto Viejo in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 421mm (17") over 30 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 169mm (7") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Puerto Viejo in December

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Viejo in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Puerto Viejo is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Puerto Viejo 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 Puerto Viejo 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 Puerto Viejo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in March are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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