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Costa Rica June Rainfall Patterns
Costa Rica June rainfall patterns. It's the rainy season across the country.  (©Toucan Guides)


June is one of the wetter months all over Costa Rica and particularly for the Pacific coast.  However, the majority of the rain falls as afternoon or evening showers. 

The rainy season usually hits the Caribbean (Atlantic slope) a little earlier harder than the Pacific, but the normal pattern is also afternoon and overnight showers. Continuous days of rain are uncommon in June (more likely in November through January during the temporales del Atlantico).

The beaches and lowlands have high temperatures in the high-seventies to low-nineties and  low temperatures in the seventies to low eighties.  Mid elevations (e.g. around San José) are 5-10 degrees cooler and temperatures at high elevations (Monteverde and Chirripo) can be 20 or even 30 degrees lower.


In general "green season" (rainy season) travel is gaining popularity for Costa Rica travelers, but June is not nearly as popular as July.

If you want the flexibility of traveling without reservations and an itinerary set months ahead of time June is a good choice.

Costs & Availability for Travel in June

The rainy season and warmer weather in the U.S. and Canada mean fewer travelers in the tropics. When demand drops off so do prices and discounts of 20-30% are available for most accommodations. Some rental car companies run low season specials with similar discounts, but most transportation, activities and tours have fairly standard pricing year round.

Airfare last minute sales (2-12 weeks in advance) have been fairly common in June for the past few years especially if your travel dates are flexible and you can fly on weekdays.

Alternatives to July

Both July and August have similar weather patterns to June, but of the two August has fewer visitors and better discounts. If you're willing to pay a little more February is drier and the least crowded of the high season months.


Costa Rica June Calendar

This calendar shows natural events, turtle nesting, festivals and more for the upcoming June to help you to plan ahead. The symbols and how to use them to choose the best time to travel are explained at the bottom.

 June 2015

Exchange Rate 0 ¢ per $U.S.
Sunrise ↑ 5:17, Sunset ↓ 17:57


















Fiestas Pattronales Trinidad de Moravia, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Leon Cortes, and San Jeronimo









Día de los Padres




Fiesta San Juan de Tibas






Día de San Pedro y San Pablo




June Holidays & Festival Notes
indicates an official government and bank holiday when most businesses are closed

Fiestas Pattronales Trinidad de Moravia, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Leon Cortes, and San Jeronimo-Street fair with music, dancing, traditional food and toro a la Tica (bullfights without the bloodshed)

Día de los Padres-Father's day

Fiesta San Juan de Tibas-Street fair with music, dancing, traditional food and toro a la Tica (bullfights without the bloodshed)

Día de San Pedro y San Pablo-Saint Peter and Saint Paul's day marked by processions and masses.

Costa Rica Calendar Symbol Legend
Price SymbolsSeasonal pricing is indicated by dollars signs. A single $ indicates low season pricing. Two $$ are shown for dates when some properties still have low season prices but others have switched to high season. Three $$$ indicates high season and four $$$$ are shown for dates when the more popular hotels add a holiday surcharge on top of the high season prices. In general the higher the cost at the time you are traveling the more adviseable it is to make reservations and the farther in advance you need to make them. 

Tide SymbolsHigh and low tides are shown for the Pacific coast (Caribbean tides about 15 minutes earlier) and are appropriate for timing surf outings where the break is better on a particular tide or planning a beach walk, but not intended for navigation. Please check locally for precise times for tides when trekking beach routes that require low tide to complete (e.g. in Corcovado). 

Full moonMoon phases and rise and set times are helpful when choosing a date for a moonlight canopy tour (best under a full moon), turtle viewing (see below), or a night hike (best under the dark skies of a new moon when nocturnal animals are most active). Sunrise (5:17) and sunset (17:57) times are for the first of the month and vary by less than ten minutes over the course of the month.

turtle symbols The turtle symbols indicate the best nights to observe mass nesting of Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles at Playas Nancite and Ostional when up to 40,000 turtles come ashore in events locally refered to as arribadas (arrivals).  A large symbol means more turtles are nesting at that time of year (a big symbol means the peak of nesting season) and the solid symbols indicates the nights when the moon is in its last quarter and the chances are almost five times greater for an arribada than the other moon phases. A big solid turtle symbol represents the best bet for a good viewing night.

Do you have a community event you would like to add, a festival we overlooked or a change in a date? Please contact us and let us know about it.


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