The topography of Costa Rica means that there is no real average temperature and rainfall. There is very little seasonal temperature difference, but there is significant variation from the hotter, humid coastal regions (26°C/79°F) to the cooler mountain regions (13°C/55°F). The average temperature in the Central Valley is 22°C (72°F) and the region enjoys a spring-like climate year round. The coolest time is November to February and the rainy season generally runs from May to November, although there are significant regional variations. Recommended Clothing Lightweight cottons and linens are best for most of the year, with some warmer clothes for higher altitudes and cooler evenings. Waterproof clothing is recommended during the rainy season. Loose-fitting clothing is allows for more ventilation in areas of high humidity. Neutral browns and greens are suggested for birding and wildlife viewing. Dark clothing is best for turtle walks.
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During this annual festival in January, the fiercest bulls from all over Costa Rica descend on the city’s capital to...