Costa Rica in January: Pros and Cons of Visiting

Costa Rica in January: Pros and Cons of Visiting

Wildlife can be seen throughout the year, but the dry season can make certain animals easier to spot because they gather around water sources.

#4 Pro of Costa Rica in January

Due to the increased demand, prices for accommodations, tours, and even some restaurants can be more expensive in January

#4 Con of Costa Rica in January

With fewer clouds and rain during the dry season, January provides clearer skies for stargazing.

#3 Pro of Costa Rica in January

Because this is peak tourist season, you’ll encounter larger crowds at popular destinations, such as beaches and national parks.

#3 Con of Costa Rica in January

January is a good month for surfing, especially on the Pacific coast. With consistent swells and less rain, it’s great!

#2 Pro of Costa Rica in January

The Costa Rican school year ends for summer vacation. So a lot of locals will be traveling as well (roads are busier, more things are booked out etc.)

#2 Con of Costa Rica in January

#1 Pro of Costa Rica in January

January is in the middle of Costa Rica’s dry season.  This means that there will be almost zero rain and all sunny and hot days. Yay!

Popular hotels, resorts, and tours can get fully booked well in advance for January. If you don’t plan ahead, you might miss out on your top choices.

#1 Con of Costa Rica in January

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