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June is the second month of the rainy season in Costa Rica. It is the month when greenery pervades this Central American country. Tourist crowds are also thinner and accommodation prices cheaper during this time of year. In other words, June is a great time to enjoy a tour to Costa Rica. Head to the Pacific and explore Guanacaste, ride the epic waves of Tamarindo, or get lost in Tortuguero National Park. With fewer visitors, you can enjoy Costa Rica to your heart’s content in June.

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Costa Rica Weather in June

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Costa Rica sees rainfall everywhere in June (but not as much as in July). Forest areas will be rainier compared to the Pacific region like the Nicoya Peninsula and Guanacaste.

Temperatures along with the Pacific coast average between 22°C to 32°C during this time of year. In San Jose, they could be anywhere between 17°C to 31°C. And if you are visiting the Caribbean coast, the mercury could hover between 22°C to 31°C.

If you want to avoid the rain while visiting Costa Rica in June, you can browse through the collections of the country’s fascinating museums. For adventure, try whitewater rafting in Rio Pacuare. Take advantage of the rain-fed, swift river rapids.

June also coincides with the turtle-nesting season in Costa Rica. Take a trip to Tortuguero National Park to witness this event. Rain or shine, Costa Rica is always worthwhile. Find out why visiting Costa Rica in June can be rewarding.

For a month-by-month run-down, read our travel guide on the best time to visit Costa Rica.

Weather in Costa Rica in June - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)242323
Avg Nightly (°C)171716
Avg Daily (°F)767474
Avg Nightly (°F)636361
Avg Rainfall (mm)369378301

Why Visit Costa Rica in June

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June is a great month to visit Costa Rica notwithstanding the showers. With very few festivities taking place during this time of year, all attractions and transportation are open. As June is part of the off-peak season, there are fewer crowds. This means popular holiday destinations are not packed and hotels bring down their rates. Rainfall gives Costa Rican forests and national parks more vibrancy. Its river currents also become intense, a great condition for those who are into water adventures. So visiting Costa Rica in June has its own unique perks. Here is why visiting Costa Rica in June is a great idea.

  • Low-season prices: Hotels and resorts drop their prices owing to low visitor numbers. The same goes for car rental services. This is the perfect time to explore tourist-heavy regions like Tamarindo and Nosara.
  • The green season: With rainfall in most places, June really brings out the spectacular foliage Costa Rica is known for. Now is a great time to experience the national parks of Arenal and Palo Verde.
  • Fewer crowds. Tourism eases during the month of June, so expect thinner crowds, less-packed vehicles, and overall less noise. This is a great time to explore Costa Rica’s popular attractions like the Nicoya Peninsula and Manuel Antonio.
  • Water adventures. Adventure lovers should consider visiting Costa Rica in June, if only for the biggest rapids that form during this month. June beckons more adventurous white-water rafters to Manuel Antonio and Rincón de la Vieja.

Where to go and what to do

Day trips from San Jose, Costa Rica to Tortuga island
Tortuga Island is the perfect place to go for a relaxing day at the beach

If you are wondering what to do in Costa Rica in June, you are in for a treat. With fewer tourists, now is a fantastic time to visit the country’s often-crowded hotspots. For water adventures, opt for the spectacular beach tours of Tamarindo or the Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste and enjoy the low season prices on beachfront hotels.

Thrill-seekers can head to Rio Pacuare, hailed as one of the world’s top rafting rivers, which offers rapids of higher classes in June. For rivers of varying difficulties, you might want to travel to the adventure capital of Arenal.

Wildlife thrives in the country at this time of year. So the best places to visit in Costa Rica are often national parks. Go turtle-watching in Tortuguero or explore the lush tropical forests of Manuel Antonio. If you are traveling to Costa Rica in June, find out how many days to spend in the country.

What to bring

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The packing list for Costa Rica varies depending on your destination. In June, however, it is wise to pack waterproof gear. If forest areas are part of your itinerary, be sure to fully cover your body to protect your skin and keep insect repellant handy. While June is cooler than other months, it will be humid, so be prepared by carrying extra changes of clothes.

There is plenty to explore in Costa Rica, especially in June, when the rainy season is just picking up. With fewer crowds and cheaper prices on hotels and transportation, traveling to the country during this month is perfect for budget travelers, adventure lovers, and explorers looking to experience this wildlife-rich country. If you are planning to travel here, you might want to reach out to our local travel experts for a customized itinerary to Costa Rica.

Browse through our tours to Costa Rica in June for more ideas.

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Published by David Lee, updated on April 10, 2024

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