When is the best time to go to Puntarenas?

When is the best time to go to Puntarenas? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Puntarenas are January, February, March, April and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, April, May and December
  • January is the driest month
  • October is the rainiest month
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Puntarenas

For full information about the climate and weather in Puntarenas a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 76°F/90°F
February 76°F/94°F
March 76°F/94°F
April 79°F/94°F
May 79°F/90°F
June 79°F/88°F
July 77°F/88°F
August 77°F/88°F
September 77°F/88°F
October 77°F/86°F
November 76°F/86°F
December 76°F/88°F

Weather and climate in Puntarenas

Puntarenas enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Puntarenas is 90°F (ranging from 86°F in october to 94°F in march). Annual rainfall is 136.1in, with a minimum of 0.4in in january and a maximum of 25.9in in october.
  • Between january and march the climate is beautiful. By early evening, the temperature averages 85°F and it rains about 0.7in each month.
  • From april to may the climate is correct. It is for example 90°F as maximum temperature in may and it rains about 15.7in each month.
  • Between june and october the climate is very unfavorable. At lunchtime, it's 86°F in average and it rains about 25.9in each month.
  • Between november and december the climate is good. The temperature rises to 88°F and you can expect to have 2.2in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Puntarenas

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Puntarenas: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Puntarenas

Find out when Puntarenas has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Puntarenas

  • Very low season in Puntarenas
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in Puntarenas
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, July, August and November.
  • Peak season in Puntarenas
    The largest number of tourists visiting Puntarenas is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Puntarenas month by month

Best time for low prices in Puntarenas

Average prices of hotels in Puntarenas month by month

Generally, June is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Puntarenas. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, July is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Puntarenas

On average, it costs $ 157 per day to hire a car in Puntarenas. This price varies by $ 37 depending on the month. In august, hiring a car costs an average of $ 143 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in april is $ 179.

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