Costa Rica is a small country that offers multiple activities for enjoyment and relaxation, whether you are traveling as a couple, alone or in a family group, in this country you will find an activity that meets your needs and preferences.
It is important to mention that the best time to travel to Costa Rica will depend a lot on your expectations and what type of vacation you want, here we will mention the sites, excursions, main activities, and events that take place in Costa Rica during the period of January-March. The best of these first three months of the year is that there is little rain, which will allow you to enjoy an excellent holiday at the beach or exploring its natural landscapes.
A fact that you should know, is that this time is considered high tourist season, so prices are higher for lodging, tour packages and flights. The good thing is that, with a lot of people coming to visit, it is an ideal time to meet new friends and expand your social group. If you come from Europe or North America, you will find a cozy welcome in Costa Rica, where its warm and crystalline beaches will await you with open arms.
Do you like beaches?
During these months we recommend you visit the beaches of the province of Guanacaste, Puntarenas or San José (South Pacific). Our selection in Guanacaste is Carrillo, San Juanillo, Tamarindo and Conchal. In Puntarenas: Manuel Antonio, Santa Teresa, and finally in Limón, you must visit Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, and Manzanillo.
If you like adventure sports Costa Rica is your ideal destination, here you can go surfing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canopy, rappelling, free fall jumping, paragliding, hiking, and the list goes on. And the most important thing is that in any corner of the country chosen you can enjoy most of these activities.
Party all the time!
During the first month of the year, several celebrations are held, such as the Palm Festival in the province of Alajuela, the Coffee Cup (tennis tournament) in San José, the Santa Cruz Patron Festivities in Guanacaste. In February there are the: Carnivals of Puntarenas, Fiesta de los Diablos in the Boruca indigenous reserve, Envision Festival Costa Rica in Uvita beach in the province of Limón, the latter is considered one of the largest new age festivals in Central America, where for five days, the people who attend enjoy a lot of electronic music, yoga and a peace-loving environment that seeks to change your way of life.
What is the weather like in Costa Rica during this period?
This period is considered one of the best when visiting Costa Rica because during these months warm climate prevails and the average temperature is 25 to 30 degrees. Regarding humidity, this is relative and the average is 80%. On average it usually rains more in the south of the country and on the central Pacific coast, so the dry season usually starts one or two months later in this area. To enjoy a beach vacation on the Caribbean coast, the best months are these.
Some recommendations for traveling to Costa Rica during this time of year.
Wear waterproof clothing and sturdy shoes, as well as a swimsuit and sandals.
Book hotels in advance, because during this time they fill up very quickly.
Acquire travel insurance, this is a precaution, since in Costa Rica performing exciting outdoor activities are a must, although the risks are minimal.
Have hepatitis A and B, rabies and tetanus vaccines up to date.
If you travel from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru or countries of the African continent, the yellow fever vaccine is required, with the last dose taken at least a week before arriving in Costa Rica.
We hope you find this information useful if you wish to visit Costa Rica during these first three months of the year. We are sure that after getting to know this beautiful country, it will always be first on your list for the best vacations.