The Guanacaste Weather
We live in the province of Guanacaste.
It is located in the upper northwest quadrant of the
country, just south of the peaceful and tranquil country of
Nicaragua (tongue planted firmly in cheek).
Unlike our friends and neighbors who live
south and to the east (Central Valley), we were spared the
majority of the crippling rains brought about by
As I am told by many of the locals who live
here, while Guanacaste is not immune to torrential rains,
we just experience much less of it and therefore it's
In addition, when compared to other beach
locales, the Guanacaste province is considerably much less
humid, especially when compared to our neighbors in the
Central Pacific (Jacó, Quepos) or further down south in the
Osa (Dominical, Golfito etc.)
It's The Altitude Man...
Personal comfort in Costa Rica will be
determined mainly on how high you
are! I'm not talking about pharmaceuticals, I'm
referring to altitude.
The closer you are to sea
level, the warmer it is going to be. So obviously,
living at the beach will be hotter than if
you lived in the hills overlooking Grecia. But just
how hot it is will relate directly to how your body handles