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Nicoya weather in October (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

Looking to travel to Nicoya in October? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In October, Nicoya generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 31°C, while nights can cool down to about 23°C. Typically, this month offers some of the year's milder temperatures. However it's still unmistakably warm.

Precipitation

Nicoya in October falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 418 mm for the month. This month marks the year's heaviest rainfall, with frequent intense showers. It's advisable to be prepared with appropriate rain gear to stay dry. Rain is expected on roughly 21 days.

Average sunshine

The area enjoys a balanced 171 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, October 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 October

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 23°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 31°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 70%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 418 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 21 days  
HumidityHumidity 86% *  
SunshineSunshine 171 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Liberia, Costa Rica (54 KM, 33 Miles).

Where to go in Costa Rica in October

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

Interested in more climate information?

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