The best times to visit Sarapiqui for ideal weather are

December 3rd to April 15th

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

 

 


Other Sarapiqui Travel Info

Weather in Sarapiqui

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sarapiqui vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Sarapiqui, the hottest months are April, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 88°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65°F (18.3°C) at night.

Sarapiqui Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sarapiqui 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.

Sarapiqui Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sarapiqui Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sarapiqui 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 83.4 72.8 65.2
Feb 84.9 73.3 64.6
Mar 86.3 73.9 65
Apr 87 74.4 65.7
May 84.6 73.1 65.9
Jun 83.4 72.6 65.8
Jul 83 72.7 66.1
Aug 83.2 72.1 65.1
Sep 83.1 71.6 64.8
Oct 81.5 71 64.8
Nov 81.7 71.4 64.5
Dec 82.8 72.3 64.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.6 22.7 18.4
Feb 29.4 22.9 18.1
Mar 30.2 23.3 18.3
Apr 30.6 23.6 18.7
May 29.2 22.8 18.8
Jun 28.6 22.6 18.8
Jul 28.3 22.6 18.9
Aug 28.4 22.3 18.4
Sep 28.4 22 18.2
Oct 27.5 21.7 18.2
Nov 27.6 21.9 18.1
Dec 28.2 22.4 18.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sarapiqui 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 mid October with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.

When can you find snow in Sarapiqui? 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 Sarapiqui.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0.1
Feb 3% 0 0.3
Mar 3% 0 0.2
Apr 21% 0 3.1
May 40% 0 7.7
Jun 44% 0 10.4
Jul 36% 0 6.9
Aug 43% 0 9.4
Sep 59% 0 12.5
Oct 58% 0 13.9
Nov 33% 0 7.2
Dec 5% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 3 0 0.8
Mar 3 0 0.5
Apr 21 0 7.9
May 40 0 19.6
Jun 44 0 26.4
Jul 36 0 17.5
Aug 43 0 23.9
Sep 59 0 31.8
Oct 58 0 35.3
Nov 33 0 18.3
Dec 5 0 2

 

Humidity and Wind

Sarapiqui has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (49.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (81.5%).

Wind in Sarapiqui is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and February. January’s average wind speed of around 10.9 knots (12.5 MPH or 20.2 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 to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 18 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 10.9 Gentle breeze 17.2 Strong breeze
Feb 10.2 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Mar 10.4 Gentle breeze 16.7 Strong breeze
Apr 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
May 5.8 Light breeze 12.2 Strong breeze
Jun 5.4 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 6.2 Light breeze 12.3 Strong breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 11.5 Strong breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 6 Light breeze 12.1 Strong breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.8%
Feb 49.8%
Mar 49.9%
Apr 57.3%
May 71%
Jun 76.1%
Jul 72.3%
Aug 76%
Sep 80.3%
Oct 81.5%
Nov 72.4%
Dec 60.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sarapiqui?

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 Sarapiqui, Costa Rica is January, followed by February and March. 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 Sarapiqui in September. 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 58.4 in September means 58.4% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Sarapiqui Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 82.8°F (28.2°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 12 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 11 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Sarapiqui, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 80.2°F (26.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 18 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 Sarapiqui to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 82.4°F (28°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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