November in Costa Rica

 In November rainforests are at peak lushness, and you’ll find fewer foreign visitors, there may be some occasional and brief showers, but in general spending November in Costa Rica is worth it.

November is a transition month between the rainy and dry season, it’s probably the least predictable month for weather in this tropical paradise. Traveling during this month could be a bet since on a regular basis it’s rainy season on the Pacific and within the central mountains but in some cases, particularly with El Niño ( the cycle of warm and cold sea surface temperature (SST) of the tropical central and eastern Pacific Ocean) the dry season comes early.

Costa Rica in November, weather in november in costa rica

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Best destinations to visit in November

The best area to visit during November is the Pacific coasts of Guanacaste, since it features one of the driest climates in the country.  The best destinations in the north pacific zone of Costa Rica to visit in November are:

  1. Santa Teresa
  2.  Tamarindo
  3. Flamingo
  4. Nosara
  5. Samara
  6. Conchal
  7. and Playas del Coco. 

Costa Rica Average High and Low Temperature in November

Temperature comparison between Liberia, San José, Golfito, Jacó and Limón.

Average High and Low Temperature in November

Average Monthly Rainfall in November

Weather in November

A comparison between Liberia, San José, Golfito, Jacó and Limón.

Average Monthly Rainfall in November

Best things to do during November in Costa Rica

 If you are visiting Costa Rica during this month you can enjoy everything the country has to offer outdoors: Rainforest canopy tours, zip lining and river rafting are just some of the exciting things that await. 

Also, I suggest you visit Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the country’s most famous destination, and the most children frindly. 

If you want to know more about the best things to do in Manuel Antonio, check our guide with the best tours in Manuel Antonio.

Below you can find some of our favorite activities to do in November.