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Best time to visit Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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The best time to visit Tamarindo is March

Are you looking for the best time to visit Tamarindo? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Tamarindo is a great destination to visit almost all year round, March is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 36℃ (97℉) in Tamarindo. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 21℃ (69℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Tamarindo are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. October sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in March instead.

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

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

July

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Tamarindo seasons

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

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 Tamarindo 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.

Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo 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
APR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Tamarindo in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 3 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 149mm (6") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 131mm (5") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 131mm (5") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 187mm (7") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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

Tamarindo in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 274mm (11") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Tamarindo in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Tamarindo is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 35℃ (95℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo, 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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