The Weather in El Castillo

One of the most difficult questions to answer prospective visitors is “What is the weather like in Costa Rica?”  Costa Rica has five distinct climate zones and each of them produces a different weather pattern throughout the year.  El Castillo is in the northern mountains and is generally cooler and wetter than other regions, for example the beaches or San Jose which is in the Central Valley. The Weather in El Castillo More than anywhere else we have visited in Costa Rica, I would describe the climate as “Primaverde Eternales” or Eternal Spring.  Regardless of the month, the days will range between 75 and 90 degrees and the nights cooler at 60-65 degrees.  One can count on rain pretty much any month of the year and as a result, El Castillo never gets the summer burnout that other regions experience when grass becomes dry and brown.  El Castillo experiences a lush jungle environment year round.  That is one of the reasons the area developed as a ranching community, with a an abundance of forage for cows and horses. The wettest months of the year are generally October-mid-January, but even in those months we can experience several days in a row of hot. clear days.  The trade-off for this is that sometimes we can experience several days in a row of torrential rainfall.  It’s hard to predict exactly what the weather will be in any given week. Having said that, most of the time rain occurs later in the day (afternoon) and the mornings are clear.  The sun rises early here year-round (5:30 a.m.) and Costa Ricans have developed the habit of starting early and completing many of their outdoor chores early in the day.  That way, the afternoon can be reserved for indoor activities or a visit to the hot springs where you will be wet and warm no matter what the weather. If you’re planning a visit to El Castillo, you can find a good 15-day forecast here: El Castillo Weather

One of the most difficult questions to answer prospective visitors is “What is the weather like in Costa Rica?”  Costa Rica has five distinct climate zones and each of them produces a different weather pattern throughout the year.  El Castillo is in the northern mountains and is generally cooler and wetter than other regions, for example the beaches or San Jose which is in the Central Valley.

More than anywhere else we have visited in Costa Rica, I would describe the climate as “Primaverde Eternales” or Eternal Spring.  Regardless of the month, the days will range between 75 and 90 degrees and the nights cooler at 60-65 degrees.  One can count on rain pretty much any month of the year and as a result, El Castillo never gets the summer burnout that other regions experience when grass becomes dry and brown.  El Castillo experiences a lush jungle environment year round.  That is one of the reasons the area developed as a ranching community, with a an abundance of forage for cows and horses.

The wettest months of the year are generally October-mid-January, but even in those months we can experience several days in a row of hot. clear days.  The trade-off for this is that sometimes we can experience several days in a row of torrential rainfall.  It’s hard to predict exactly what the weather will be in any given week.

Having said that, most of the time rain occurs later in the day (afternoon) and the mornings are clear.  The sun rises early here year-round (5:30 a.m.) and Costa Ricans have developed the habit of starting early and completing many of their outdoor chores early in the day.  That way, the afternoon can be reserved for indoor activities or a visit to the hot springs where you will be wet and warm no matter what the weather.

If you’re planning a visit to El Castillo, you can find a good 15-day forecast here:

http://www.meoweather.com/weather/Costa%20Rica/na/10.4833333/-84.65/La%20Fortuna.html

 

 

 

One of the most difficult questions to answer prospective visitors is “What is the weather like in Costa Rica?”  Costa Rica has five distinct climate zones and each of them produces a different weather pattern throughout the year.  El Castillo is in the northern mountains and is generally cooler and wetter than other regions, for example the beaches or San Jose which is in the Central Valley.

More than anywhere else we have visited in Costa Rica, I would describe the climate as “Primaverde Eternales” or Eternal Spring.  Regardless of the month, the days will range between 75 and 90 degrees and the nights cooler at 60-65 degrees.  One can count on rain pretty much any month of the year and as a result, El Castillo never gets the summer burnout that other regions experience when grass becomes dry and brown.  El Castillo experiences a lush jungle environment year round.  That is one of the reasons the area developed as a ranching community, with a an abundance of forage for cows and horses.

The wettest months of the year are generally October-mid-January, but even in those months we can experience several days in a row of hot. clear days.  The trade-off for this is that sometimes we can experience several days in a row of torrential rainfall.  It’s hard to predict exactly what the weather will be in any given week.

Having said that, most of the time rain occurs later in the day (afternoon) and the mornings are clear.  The sun rises early here year-round (5:30 a.m.) and Costa Ricans have developed the habit of starting early and completing many of their outdoor chores early in the day.  That way, the afternoon can be reserved for indoor activities or a visit to the hot springs where you will be wet and warm no matter what the weather.

If you’re planning a visit to El Castillo, you can find a good 15-day forecast here:

http://www.meoweather.com/weather/Costa%20Rica/na/10.4833333/-84.65/La%20Fortuna.html

 

 

 

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