Jaco Costa Rica and Jaco Costa Rica Weather

1Jaco Costa Rica has beautiful weather. The year round climate is very pleasant. Jaco beach can get hot at mid-day at the beach or downtown, but the mountains that ring the Jaco valley stay cooler. Click to get new information on Jaco Costa Rica weather.

This is the archived version of our Jaco Costa Rica page. New information on Jaco Costa Rica can be found here. Playa Jaco Costa Rica is Spanish for Jaco Beach. We also have information on Playa Jaco Costa Rica that focuses on the beachfront at Playa Jaco.

This site also has good information on Costa Rica Yoga Retreats and Costa Rica weddings. For more options, return to our Jaco hotel homepage.

Archived content: Jaco is the closest beach town to Juan Santamaria International Airport and San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city. Located on the central Pacific coast, it is a perfect jumping off point to many of the countries most popular attractions.

There is also plenty of 'off the beaten path' adventure nearby. Jaco itself is a lively town that is very popular with North Americans and Costa Ricans alike. With discos, restaurants, shops, and multiple tour options Jaco has a little something for everyone. The area is known as a popular surfing destination. For those who are seasoned or just getting on a board for the first time, the waves tend to be more consistent than elsewhere.

Breathtaking rainforest covered mountains abundant with wildlife surround Jaco's black sand beaches and it is only 20 minutes from Carara National Park and 45 minutes away from Manuel Antonio National Park. You couldn't be in a better location to enjoy nature. Some of the animals that reside in the Jaco area and surrounding waters are Capuchin Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws (approx. 150 species of bird in the Jaco area), Toucans, Crocodiles, Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins and much more.

Playa Jaco Costa Rica is a great base for exploring the central pacific coast of Costa Rical. Our central location and our secure private grounds make hotel DoceLunas an ideal choice for Costa Rica weddings. We also have a spacious yoga studio with tree top views of the hotel gardens. Our tropical jungle paradise is very popular for Costa Rica yoga retreats.




Season and Climate in Costa Rica and Jaco Weather

3Costa Rica 's very mild, Spring-like climate is ideal weather for travel year-round. Local conditions vary according to elevation, season and location. Expect average daily high temperatures from 85-95 F and moderate humidity on the coast compared to cooler temperatures averaging 72 F in the mountains and Central Valley where you may need a light sweater at night. At Jaco hotel Docelunas, its often several degrees cooler than downtown Jaco and Jaco beach although its just one mile away. Its the mountain shadow and the jungle canopy throughout the hotel that keeps us cool.

The peak travel period (Dec-Apr) and off-peak (May-Nov) generally coincide with Costa Rica's so-called'dry' and 'rainy' seasons and that is fairly accurate as far as Jaco weather is concerned. However, this is an inaccurate and simplistic description of climate and travel seasons in. Costa Rica has more than a dozen climate zones which often contrast with each other; when rain falls in one region it tends to be drier in another. While the months of December through April tend to be almost rainless on the Pacific coast, this is when it rains the most on the Caribbean coast. On the other hand, the dry season on the Caribbean side is September and October, which is considered the so-called 'rainy season' in the rest of the country. Each year in July you can count on the annual veranito, or 'little summer' as the locals call it, when there is a predictable dry spell in the middle of the green season.

Most travelers visit Costa Rica to escape winter in North America when average rainfall throughout the country is low and migrant bird populations are highest. But others who prefer to travel during the off-peak 'green season' will appreciate natural areas more to themselves, lush vegetation, better choice of guides and accommodations, low season rates, greater variety of blooming orchids and flowers, and other benefits. During the green season rain usually falls for a few hours in the afternoon or at night and rarely disrupts travel, unless you are driving on secondary roads which can become impassable. It is impossible to predict climate for any specific place and time in the tropics. The increasing numbers of travelers visiting Costa Rica during the green season have made it a year round destination. Jaco weather discourages some in September and October but for the adventurous, our Jaco hotel typically offers discounts around this time of year.

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