The best times to visit Playa Grande for ideal weather are

November 26th to April 29th

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

 

 


Other Playa Grande Travel Info

Weather in Playa Grande

Temperature

Average temperatures in Playa Grande vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 15th 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 Playa Grande, the hottest months are April, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 97.1°F (36.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.8°F (22.1°C) at night.

Playa Grande Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Playa Grande Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Playa Grande Perceived Temperature (F)

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Playa Grande Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Playa Grande 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan92.18470
Feb9485.370
Mar95.386.370.4
Apr96.687.572.4
May93.684.973.6
Jun90.682.873.8
Jul91.283.373.5
Aug91.482.973
Sep89.881.372.7
Oct88.180.372.6
Nov89.181.470.6
Dec9182.869.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan33.428.921.1
Feb34.429.621.1
Mar35.230.221.3
Apr35.930.822.4
May34.229.423.1
Jun32.628.223.2
Jul32.928.523.1
Aug3328.322.8
Sep32.127.422.6
Oct31.226.822.6
Nov31.727.421.4
Dec32.828.220.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Playa Grande are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.

When can you find snow in Playa Grande? 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 Playa Grande.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Playa Grande (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar0%00
Apr4%01.5
May26%011.2
Jun36%09.8
Jul28%06.7
Aug34%08.9
Sep50%013.3
Oct46%012
Nov16%02.9
Dec2%00.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar000
Apr403.8
May26028.4
Jun36024.9
Jul28017
Aug34022.6
Sep50033.8
Oct46030.5
Nov1607.4
Dec201

 

Humidity and Wind

Playa Grande has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (36.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (75.3%).

Wind in Playa Grande is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and February. January’s average wind speed of around 12.7 knots (14.6 MPH or 23.5 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 19.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Playa Grande.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan12.7Significant breeze18.6Strong breeze
Feb12.3Significant breeze18.6Strong breeze
Mar12.6Significant breeze19Strong breeze
Apr9.4Gentle breeze15.6Significant breeze
May7.1Gentle breeze13.7Strong breeze
Jun5.8Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Jul7.3Gentle breeze13.3Strong breeze
Aug5.9Light breeze12Significant breeze
Sep4.7Light breeze10.5Strong breeze
Oct4.6Light breeze9.6Gentle breeze
Nov5.9Light breeze11.4Strong breeze
Dec8.8Gentle breeze15Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan43%
Feb39.2%
Mar36.6%
Apr40.8%
May57%
Jun68.1%
Jul63.5%
Aug66.4%
Sep72.7%
Oct75.3%
Nov64.1%
Dec51.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Playa Grande?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Playa Grande, Costa Rica is May, followed by December and January. 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 Playa Grande in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 28.8 in October means 28.8% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Playa Grande Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 97.1°F (36.2°C) and 89.6°F (32°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Playa Grande, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 86.3°F (30.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 5 to 15 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 Playa Grande to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.6°F (34.8°C) and 90.5°F (32.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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