When is the best time to visit Pacific coast of Costa Rica?
To enjoy the beaches, good weather is a priority so most visits are in the dry season Dec - Apr when there is plenty of sun. It’s hot all year round (average temperatures range from 22-25°C, rather higher in the dry season). The busy times for visitors are the dry season months, especially weekends and Easter week. The green (i.e. rainy) season is much quieter.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
What language is spoken on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica?
The main language spoken on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica is Spanish.
What currency do I need on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica?
The Colón is the main currency used on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Notes can be withdrawn from ATMs in San José using a UK credit or debit card. You may have to authorise your bank first, and withdrawals may be limited to amounts lower than in the UK. US dollars cash can be exchanged in banks too. There are ATMs in Quepos, but stock up with your local currency needs before travelling to Manuel Antonio.
What is the time difference between the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and the UK?
The time difference between the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and the UK is GMT -5 hours.
What places combine well with the Pacific coast of Costa Rica?
By light aircraft from San José to Quepos, from where it is a 30mins road journey over the cliffs to Manuel Antonio. Flights take less than one hour. By road, the journey to Manuel Antonio from San José takes about 2.5 hours.
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