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Best time to visit Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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The best time to visit Santa Teresa is March-April

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Santa Teresa such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, March-April is the best time of year to go.

The very hottest temperatures in Santa Teresa get to around 33℃ (92℉) in the height of summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 18℃ (65℉) around January.

The sun stays up the longest in Santa Teresa in June, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Santa Teresa falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in March instead.

For more information about when to travel to Santa Teresa, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

June

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Santa Teresa seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Santa Teresa

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 Santa Teresa 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.

Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa 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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JUN
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AUG
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Santa Teresa in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa 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.


Santa Teresa in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa 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.


Santa Teresa in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Santa Teresa in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Santa Teresa in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 175mm (7") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Santa Teresa in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 158mm (6") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Santa Teresa in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 174mm (7") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Teresa in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 157mm (6") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Santa Teresa in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 140mm (6") over 27 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Santa Teresa in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 203mm (8") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Teresa in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Santa Teresa in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Santa Teresa is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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