October 18, 2016

Weather

The weather in Quepos and Manuel Antonio is sub-tropical coastal Pacific, characterized by coastal breezes, temperatures ranging from the 80s during the day to the 70s at night and moderate levels of humidity. Like most tropical countries, Costa Rica has a dry season and a wet season. These refer to relative amounts of precipitation.

The dry season is not totally dry and the wet season is not totally wet. In fact, sunny and beautiful weather is experienced in both seasons. The dry or “high season” runs from December to April, the time when much of North America is experiencing winter, but the Costa Ricans call this period verano, summer. The rest of the year is the wet or “low season,” or what many call the “green season,” and is referred to locally as invierno, winter.

The rains in either season generally bring cooling, refreshing breezes and sometimes are very exciting. They produce gorgeous sunsets, which because of our proximity to the equator occur around the same time every day, about 5:45 p.m. Temperatures vary little from season to season and generally tend to be about 69-72° in the evenings and 86-89° during the day Because Villa La Macha is 200 feet above the ocean, the Villa is cooled by continual sea breezes.

Following is our personal experience with Manuel Antonio weather month by month:

TYPICAL VILLA LA MACHA WEATHER
Month Temperature Typical Weather Maximum 100% cloudy days in a week*
Late December-January

Mid 70s day
Mid 60s night

Sunny and dry all day 0
February Low 80s day
Mid 70s night
Sunny and dry all day
Rare afternoon rain
0
March Mid 80s day
Mid 70s night
Sunny and dry all day
Occasional afternoon rain
1
April High 80s day
Mid 70s night
Sunny and dry all day
Occasional afternoon rain
2
May, June, July Mid 80s day
Mid 70s night
Sunny cool mornings
Often clouds over and
rains in afternoon
Can experience heavy thunderstorms
2
August Low 80s day
Mid 70s night
Sunny cool mornings
Typically clouds over and rains afternoons or evenings
Can experience heavy thunderstorms
3
September-
early December
Low 80s day
Low 70s night
Sunny cool mornings
and evenings
Can experience major multi-day storms (very dramatic)
4
*may be more on case of unusually heavy storms