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Costa Rica in June: Weather, Places to Visit, Travel Tips

Costa Rica in June means that the rainy season is in full swing, but have no fear!

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The Ultimate Costa Rica Rainy Season Packing List

Everything you need in your suitcase for the rainy season from footwear to outerwear.

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90 Costa Rica Travel Tips for an Amazing Visit

There are some things you should know before visiting to ensure you have an amazing experience.

About Us

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Hi! We are Sarah and Thomas.

Thomas is from Germany and Sarah is from the US. 

We met while volunteering in Virginia, moved to Germany for four years, and have called sunny Costa Rica home since 2016.

We absolutely love it here and know that you will as well!

Costa Rica at a Glance

Language

Spanish is the official language. Most people in tourism speak some English.

Currency

Costa Rican colones. US dollars are also widely accepted.

Outlets

110 volt (same as the US)

Sun Rise/ Sun Set

  • Sunrise: between 5:15am and 5:45am
  • Sunset: between 5:30pm and 6pm

Time Zone

Central Standard Time

Top Places to Visit

All the best places in Costa Rica from beaches to jungle towns,

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Frequently Asked Questions About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country in Central America. It has land borders with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south.

The country has an extensive coastline on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Generally, Costa Rica is considered safe for tourists. Violent crime is very unusual, but petty theft sometimes happens.

Like any travel destination, it’s best to use caution and be aware of your surroundings.

Yes! We may be a bit biased because we live here, but Costa Rica is definitely worth visiting.

With extensive Caribbean and Pacific coastlines as well as dense jungles, it is an amazing tropical destination!

For dry weather and sunny days, the best time to visit is between mid-December and late April. This is the dry season, however, it is also peak travel time.

From late April until the end of July the country experiences afternoon rainstorms for an hour or two. The rest of the day should be sunny and hot.

August through November can be very wet.

Find out more in the guide to weather in Costa Rica

Typically, the water is fine to drink from the tap in Costa Rica. However, in remote areas we suggest buying bottled water.

You can find out more in our guide to tap water in Costa Rica.

By law, you do not need travel insurance to visit Costa Rica. However, it is a good idea to purchase it anyway. You never know what will happen!

Check out our guide to travel insurance for more info.

Yes, Costa Rica is a country. You will need a valid passport in order to enter.

Guided Vacation Packages

Take all the stress of vacation planning with these packaged tours. Get more ideas on TourRadar.

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  • Take a wildlife night walk through the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Admire the impressive Arenal Volcano from a hot spring
  • Swim in calm turquoise waters and relax on white-sand beaches
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⭐️ RATING: 4.8/5 Stars on TourRadar | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  9 Days | βœ… Book it!

  • Take a snorkel day trip and see marine life off the coast of Samara
  • Visit wildlife-filled Tortuguero National Park
  • Go on a thrilling white water adventure through the lush jungle
Costa Rica Adventure
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  • Explore the beautiful scenery at Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Swim under the majestic La Fortuna waterfall
  • Experience the captivating Monteverde cloud forest

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