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Costa Rica Travel in August


Costa Rica Travel in August

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica in August

Kirsten Noelle Hubbard

Costa Rica Weather in August:

Costa Rica’s temperatures and rainfall range in August—some years are cool and dry, others are rainy and hot. The Pacific coast tends to be rainier than the Caribbean coast.

August Averages:

  • San Jose:
    Highs of 77ºF
    Lows of 62ºF
    Average Rainfall: 10 inches
    Humidity: 85%
  • Manuel Antonio (Pacific):
    Highs of 86ºF
    Lows of 69ºF
    Average Rainfall: 19 inches
    Humidity: 89%
  • Limón (Caribbean):
    Highs of 68ºF
    Lows of 71ºF
    Average Rainfall: 12.3 inches
    Humidity: 88%

Costa Rica Events in August:

  • Virgin of Los Angeles: On August 2nd, Costa Rica celebrates the appearance of La Negrita (the Black Virgin), Costa Rica's patron saint, at the Basilica in Cartago with a nationwide pilgrimage and religious processions.
  • Mother’s Day: In Costa Rica, Mother’s Day (Dia de la Madre) is celebrated August 15, also called Assumption Day.

Tips on Traveling to Costa Rica in August:

August is an unpredictable month in Costa Rica, when it comes to both weather and influx of tourists. Bring a poncho or a pocket umbrella, and waterproof your shoes, backpack, and luggage—but bring sunscreen and a bikini as well!

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Source: National Weather Services of Costa Rica

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