Costa Rica Weather in January
Costa Rica Weather in January is one of the Busiest Months
Although the country does not celebrate any local holiday except for New Years’, (eve and day) Costa Rica still gets its share of traffic as numerous travelers and tourists flock the shores to celebrate the start of a another year.
New Year’s Day in Costa Rica is famously celebrated in San Jose’s Parque Central. (Central Park) On this day, most Ticos – locals of Costa Rica – take off and celebrate. This translates to the fact that most business may be closed while majority of the hotels will enjoy full occupancy.
Hotel rate and availability is at its peak around this time so tourists will do well by planning trips at least six months ahead. Most accommodations have holiday surcharges during the first two weeks of January; and likewise, prices of goods also have a tendency to rise at this point.Visitors to Costa Rica are advised to first check the weather forecasts for at least a week prior to travel. Precipitation for this month averages to 6.3 across all areas while the average sunshine for the country is 40.
Costa Rica Weather in January, is marked with more sunshine than rain.
It is part of the dry season and so there is little left to mar a much anticipated beach retreat. Also because Costa Rica’s natural elevation varies greatly, visitors along its shores and coastlines may expect a 60 to mid 80s average temperature difference while the areas at the mountainous areas as well as those in mid-elevation offer a cooler respite. The difference between these regions may sometimes be of a 5-10 degrees disparity.