Nosara, Costa Rica Weather: Seasons, Daily Temperatures, Rain and Wind
DRY SEASON (November-April)
Nosara Costa Rica weather offers great tropical vacation conditions year round. Our dry season lasts from November through May. Considered the "High Season," there is hardly a cloud in the sky and the beaches are warm and dreamy. There is a surreal quietude to the beach during this time, an air of magical, crisp silence in the waves, that is thought to be found only in fairytales. There can be as little as a drop of rain in January, February, or March. In the height of the dry season, you will see a lot of wildlife at the edges of habitat searching for water. November/December average one to two inches of rain each month and the first rains typically fall in April.
Average daily temperatures are in the mid-80's sometimes reaching into the mid-90's during the heart of the dry season: Jan - April. Take a tip from the animals and chill by the watering hole in the middle of the day, in this case, our pool. Even if you are not a guest at KayaSol, restaurant patrons are also welcome. We have our own beautiful Pochote and Guanacaste trees towering over 80 feet above the hotel, providing shade for us and the howler monkeys that often hang out in them. Over on the north side of Playa Guiones, there is relatively little development, so the jungle does a good job of keeping us cool. This applies to Nosara's most popular beach, Guiones, steps away from KayaSol, as well as nearby Pelada reefs, Nosara river mouth, Ostional, Marbella and a host of local secret spots. Nights are glorious with clear skies and cooler tempuratures in the low 70's. Minimal light pollution on the beach makes for epic star gazing.
From Late December to April, offshore winds (aka Guanacaste's) typically pick up around 6 am and blow between 5 - 20 mph until almost noon, sometimes even ball day into the evening session. Wind forecast for January - March: EPIC SURF!!!November/December and April/May, bracketing the heart of the dry season, average temperatures are a little cooler, but still range from the high 80s into the low 90s. There are brief periods of rain that cool us down and night rains are common. It is a beautiful time to vacation due to the weather and minimal crowds.