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Climate and Weather

The capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, is located in the heart of the Meseta Central or Central Valley, in central highlands of Costa Rica. Sitting in the northern region of San José province, San José sits right in the Center of Costa Rica. This central location therefore, allows the capital to have direct access routes to all parts of the country.

The weather throughout this area has been termed idyllic, refreshingly clear and invigorating. This explains why the majority of Costa Rica's population has always lived here, basking under the brilliant morning sunshine are the meseta and adjacent valleys.

With a pleasant climate and temperature weather, San José province enjoys mild to moderate temperatures throughout the year, hovering around 21 degrees Celsius or 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and its tempered with a cool coastal breeze. In the highlands the temperature averages 13 degrees Celsius or 79 degrees Fahrenheit, with hot days and sultry evenings.

San José city lies in the torrid zone, like the rest of the country, but its elevation gives it a mild climate. The temperature ranges between 15 ºC and 26º (59-79ºF). The rainy season is from April to late November, but cloudiness and rainfall can occur during the dry season. It can also be very windy, which decreases the temperature. Relative humidity tends to range between 60% and 90%.
Today thousands of visitors seek out the central highlands, where coffee-covered mountains lead into a lush green valley that has been favored by its weather.


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