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Nicoya weather in May (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

Looking to travel to Nicoya in May? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In May, Nicoya typically experiences very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 33°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 24°C. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Precipitation

Nicoya in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 313 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 17 days of rain.

Average sunshine

With around 204 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Nicoya. January generally stands out with the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Nicoya climate page with graphs.

 

Nicoya, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 24°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 33°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 57%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 313 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 73% *  
SunshineSunshine 204 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Liberia, Costa Rica (54 KM, 33 Miles).

Where to go in Costa Rica in May

Find out more about the weather in Costa Rica and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
8/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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