• Turtle, Costa Rica

August weather & where to go

August is in the green season, and there can be high rainfall around the country. However, if you are happy to work with the rains, it can be a great time to travel, especially for those interested in whales and turtles. Temperatures around the country are still fairly warm at this time, and most showers are quite concentrated, falling in heavy showers that usually occur towards the afternoon.

August is A good time to travel to avoid crowds and be in with a chance of seeing nesting turtles and humpback whales.


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July to September is nesting season for the green sea turtles in Tortuguero National Park At this time, you may see the tiny hatchlings making their way to the sea for the very first time, a real treat for any nature or wildlife enthusiast. Throughout the rest of the park, wildlife such as monkeys and sloths can also be seen. Temperatures here are still warm, as they are year round, averaging at about 30 degrees Celsius, with rainfall at about 397mm for the month.

As with most of Costa Rica’s jungles and cloud forests, wildlife such as butterflies, birds, monkeys and sloths, can be seen year round, although they may try to shelter from the rains, making them a bit trickier to spot. Temperatures throughout these areas are still warm and pleasant, ranging from 28 to 31 degrees Celsius, depending on where you are in the country.

If you are looking for some beach relaxation, this is still possible despite the rainy season being in full swing, and we recommend heading to the north Pacific Coast which receives the lowest amount of rainfall for the entire country. We can’t guarantee sunshine at this time, but it is very likely that you will get a lot of warm sunshine throughout the day.

Further down Costa Rica in the remote south west, you’ll find an area called Dominical which receives relatively few visitors throughout the year. From August to October, it is humpback whale season here, making it a great stop of marine enthusiasts as humpbacks gather in Marino Ballena National Park.


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