When is the best time to go to Tortuguero?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Tortuguero are April and September
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • The rainiest months are July, November and December
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Tortuguero

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

January 74°F/83°F
February 74°F/85°F
March 74°F/85°F
April 77°F/86°F
May 79°F/88°F
June 79°F/86°F
July 77°F/86°F
August 77°F/86°F
September 77°F/88°F
October 77°F/88°F
November 76°F/85°F
December 74°F/83°F

Weather and climate in Tortuguero

Tortuguero enjoys an equatorial (or tropical rainforest) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Tortuguero is 86°F (ranging from 83°F in january to 88°F in september). Annual rainfall is 150.2in, with a minimum of 6.4in in april and a maximum of 19.6in in november.
  • From january to march the climate is passable, but still OK. The temperature rises to 85°F.
  • In the month of april the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 90°F and, in april, 8 days of rain are expected.
  • Between may and december the climate is correct. By early evening, the temperature averages 77°F and you can expect to have 16.7in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Tortuguero

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Tortuguero: 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 Tortuguero

Find out when Tortuguero 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 Tortuguero

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

Figure: Visitor index for Tortuguero month by month

Best time for low prices in Tortuguero

Average prices of hotels in Tortuguero month by month

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

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Average price of hiring a car in Tortuguero

On average, it costs $ 84 per day to hire a car in Tortuguero. This price varies by $ 51 depending on the month. In october, hiring a car costs an average of $ 61 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in march is $ 111.

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