Characterized by coastal breezes, Manuel Antonio weather is sub-tropical. As a tropical country, Costa Rica has two major seasons – dry and rainy. The weather is normally characterized as moderately humid with temperature ranging from the 80s during daytime to the 70s during nighttime.
The temperature in Manuel Antonio remains more or less the same throughout the year. The driest period of the year lasts from December to April. However, the place remains commonly humid year-round. In Manuel Antonio the dry season is not totally arid and the rainy season is not totally wet. You can enjoy beautiful and sunny weather during both seasons.
The climate of Manuel Antonio can be divided into three seasons
Dry Season – December through April
Wet Season – May through November
Wettest Season – September and October
Both the wet and wettest seasons fall under the rainy season. The only difference between them is the amount of rainfall they have.
The weather remains hot and sunny during the dry season. At this time, the days tend to be humid and the nights remain warm and muggy. It is the peak-season when numerous tourists visit Manuel Antonio to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of its Park and beaches and to experience the excitement of fishing and other water activities.
It rains heavily during the rainy season. Because of that, some paths in the Manuel Antonio National Park become a little muddy. Because of the hassles that rain creates, the rainy season is considered to be the off-tourist season in Manuel Antonio. There is a very good chance to have the Manuel Antonio National Park rather empty during this time. However, it can be said that nothing is more refreshing, natural, and clean than experiencing rain in the rainforest. Nevertheless, sometimes it becomes depressing as well as irritating when rainfall continues for days after days and does not let people to see the sun for a long time. However, rain does the job of helping the Park’s plants to grow in their green glory.
During the wet season that remains from May to November, you can expect a few hours of rain each day. However, the regular routine-like rain does not mean that you will be totally devoid of sunshine. There remains sufficient sunshine this time which is enough to spend a few hours at beaches. One of the big advantages of traveling Manuel Antonio during the wet season is to have much cooler evenings. The weather turns really nice especially after a rain in late afternoon. This time, plants and trees explode with new growth and you will see lusher than usual foliage. One of the most exciting and eye-catching views during this season is the gorgeous sunsets, which occurs around 5:45 p.m. everyday due to the country’s proximity to the equator.
The range of temperature in different seasons:
Dry Season – 75 to 90 degree Fahrenheit
Rainy Season – 70 to 85 degree Fahrenheit
The major characteristic of Manuel Antonio’s weather is the humidity, which remains almost 90-100% all the year round.