Costa Rica weather in July
|Avg. temperature: 28°C / 82°F||Sun: 5 Hrs (sunlight), 12.5 Hrs (daylight)|
|Rain: 182 mm||Avg. humidity: 80%|
Want to beat the summer tourist rush by experiencing a hidden gem off the beaten track? Would you like to experience an abyss of protected and untouched nature? Do endless strolls along long strips of white, sandy beaches pique your interest? Costa Rica should be the first place to pop in your head when considering these.
Costa Rica’s relative state of untapped potential is unraveling slowly as more and more people fall deeply in love with this small country sandwiched between the Carribean Sea and Pacific Ocean. As ecotourism becomes more and more of a significant source of tourism, this country named greenest country in the world is a haven of relatively stable climate during the peak of summer.
If this hasn’t already got you wanting to bask in this ‘rich coast’ (the translation for Costa Rica), then this guide will have you running for the airport in no time!
Wet Feet, Dry feet
Costa Rica in July can be considered a mixed bag. Unofficially, July is considered the ‘low season’ because of its weather cycle mixing the rain season with the dry season, locals call it veranillo, or “little summer”. This doesn’t come from nowhere as this little summer is actually a meteorological phenomenon. After a spat of some rain, the sky opens up for great sunbathing opportunities and a whirlwind of activity in the cities in preparation for the celebration of St. John’s Day.
While suggested to bring a lightweight raincoat in the event that you’ll get caught up in some rain during a walk into the deep rainforest, sun gear is definitely in order for the majority of the month!
Surf n’ Sun
For all you summer escapees wanting to play Beach Blanket Bingo without getting sand kicked at your face by the usual wave-hogs flooding the beaches in Mexico and Cuba, Jaco is a true blessing for you! A true surfer’s paradise, Jaco is the epitome of why Costa Rica is such a hidden gem. Stretches of beach without all the fuss!
With the equilibrium of the heat of the Northern Hemisphere and the Winter cold from our friends down South, you can experience weeks of offshore winds to ride and fun bar hangouts sprinkled along the shore.
Alajuela carries the reputation of being the second largest city in Costa Rica. But we will get you in on a little local secret — it also bears the reputation of being the ‘City of Mangoes’. Each year in June, the town celebrates this title with homages to its heritage, parades, traditional music and plenty of mango snacks and refreshments.
This sweet and fruity celebration happens all month long, but we suggest taking the trip towards the end of July, as this is when the more exciting events in this festival takes place.
Taste of Gold
Got caught up in some rain? As much as Costa Rica is a natural wonder, its culture will surprise you! Take a gander at the Museo Nacional De Costa Rica. Its 19th Century exterior alone will bring together architecture whizes and curious tourists alike! Frequented by both locals and tourists, its many artifacts from Early Costa Rica to its first conception to its modern history will inspire, educate and broaden horizons for all ages!
For those who are not inclined to be history buffs, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum are easy on the eyes for those who want to see a little less text and a little more glitz with pieces dating back to AD 500.
The Hanging Bridges of Arenal is a labyrinth of 15 bridges of varying lengths stretched over the scenic jungle and the teeming rainforest at the foothills of the Arenal volcano. This homage to natural beauty with its seemingly endless shades of green and strokes of rivers and rapids.
A hallmark of Costa Rica’s booming ecotourism industry, the harmony of human and nature can never be more pronounced in this breathtaking setting. Picture-perfect opportunities, a diverse biome, and biodiversity unparalleled anywhere else in the world! The Hanging Bridges are a true testament to Costa Rica’s reputation as being home to more than 5% of our planet’s biodiversity.
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