Guanacaste weather in October

Are you planning a trip to Guanacaste in October and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Guanacaste in October?

Guanacaste is a region in Costa Rica. October in Guanacaste generally has temperatures that range from warm to very warm, with heavy precipitation.

During the day temperatures vary from warm in Puerto Coyote at 29°C to very warm in Nicoya at 31°C. At night it cools down to 23°C in Nicoya and 25°C in Puerto Coyote. On average, October is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year in Tamarindo.

In October, precipitation varies across different areas. From heavy rainfall in Puerto Soley with an average of 298 mm to heavy rainfall in Sámara with 469 mm. Looking at the climate data spanning the last 30 years, this month sees the heaviest rainfall of the year in Tamarindo. Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 171 hours of sunlight anticipated in Tamarindo. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

For specific regional insights in Guanacaste for October, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Guanacaste climate page.

Where to go in Guanacaste in October

Find the average weather conditions in October for the most popular destinations in Guanacaste on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations in Guanacaste

What is the weather like in October for the 5 most popular destinations in Guanacaste?

Average weather in Tamarindo

In October Tamarindo generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tamarindo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C 
25°C 
158 hours 
331 mm 
23 days 
poor 
30°C 
25°C 
171 hours 
354 mm 
21 days 
poor 
30°C 
25°C 
206 hours 
118 mm 
12 days 
Climate in Tamarindo

Average weather in Coco

In October Coco generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Coco
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C 
25°C 
158 hours 
286 mm 
23 days 
poor 
30°C 
25°C 
171 hours 
328 mm 
21 days 
poor 
30°C 
24°C 
206 hours 
102 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Coco

Average weather in Playa Flamingo

In October Playa Flamingo generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Playa Flamingo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C 
25°C 
158 hours 
296 mm 
23 days 
poor 
30°C 
25°C 
171 hours 
335 mm 
21 days 
poor 
30°C 
25°C 
206 hours 
108 mm 
12 days 
Climate in Playa Flamingo

Average weather in Sámara

In October Sámara generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Sámara
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C 
24°C 
436 mm 
23 days 
poor 
29°C 
24°C 
469 mm 
21 days 
poor 
29°C 
24°C 
226 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Sámara

Average weather in Playa Grande

In October Playa Grande generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Playa Grande
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C 
25°C 
158 hours 
324 mm 
23 days 
poor 
30°C 
25°C 
171 hours 
351 mm 
21 days 
poor 
30°C 
25°C 
206 hours 
115 mm 
12 days 
Climate in Playa Grande

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Is October the best time to visit Guanacaste?

In our view, October might not be the best time to travel to Guanacaste with often poor weather in Tamarindo.

Generally speaking, January, February, March and December provide perfect weather in Tamarindo. On the other hand, the weather in May, June, August, September and October tend to be poor.

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