The best times to visit Drake Bay for ideal weather are

December 17th to March 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Drake Bay Travel Info

Weather in Drake Bay


Average temperatures in Drake Bay vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 10th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Drake Bay, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid March where highs are regularly around 94.4°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.7°F (23.2°C) at night.

Drake Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Drake Bay Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Drake Bay Perceived Temperature (F)


Drake Bay Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Drake Bay Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 91.1 83.5 72.1
Feb 92.3 84.5 72.7
Mar 93.8 85.9 74.1
Apr 92.4 84.4 74.3
May 89.4 82.2 74.3
Jun 88.3 82 74.4
Jul 88.2 81.7 74.2
Aug 87.8 81.3 73.6
Sep 87.9 81.2 73.7
Oct 86.5 80.1 73.6
Nov 86.3 80.4 73.6
Dec 88.3 81.9 72.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.8 28.6 22.3
Feb 33.5 29.2 22.6
Mar 34.3 29.9 23.4
Apr 33.6 29.1 23.5
May 31.9 27.9 23.5
Jun 31.3 27.8 23.6
Jul 31.2 27.6 23.4
Aug 31 27.4 23.1
Sep 31.1 27.3 23.2
Oct 30.3 26.7 23.1
Nov 30.2 26.9 23.1
Dec 31.3 27.7 22.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Drake Bay are January, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid October with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 8th.

When can you find snow in Drake Bay? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Drake Bay.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Drake Bay (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.4
Feb 4% 0 0.9
Mar 3% 0 0.8
Apr 17% 0 3.5
May 46% 0 13.7
Jun 38% 0 10.7
Jul 37% 0 10.2
Aug 49% 0 11.9
Sep 48% 0 9.2
Oct 52% 0 13.8
Nov 39% 0 8.7
Dec 17% 0 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 1
Feb 4 0 2.3
Mar 3 0 2
Apr 17 0 8.9
May 46 0 34.8
Jun 38 0 27.2
Jul 37 0 25.9
Aug 49 0 30.2
Sep 48 0 23.4
Oct 52 0 35.1
Nov 39 0 22.1
Dec 17 0 7.9


Humidity and Wind

Drake Bay has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (52.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (79.6%).

Wind in Drake Bay is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 17.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Drake Bay.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.9 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Feb 6.5 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Mar 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Apr 4.5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.4 Significant breeze
Jun 3.3 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 10 Significant breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.6 Barely noticeable 10 Significant breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.8 Significant breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.2%
Feb 55.4%
Mar 52.7%
Apr 64.2%
May 74.3%
Jun 76.3%
Jul 75.9%
Aug 76.6%
Sep 76.8%
Oct 79.6%
Nov 78.8%
Dec 71.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Drake Bay?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings for Costa Rica; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 14, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Drake Bay, Costa Rica is June, followed by March and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Drake Bay in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 23.2 in November means 23.2% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Drake Bay Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 94.4°F (34.7°C) and 88.2°F (31.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 14 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 11 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Drake Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 85.7°F (29.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 12 to 16 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Drake Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93°F (33.9°C) and 87.5°F (30.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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