While June is not part of the high season in Costa Rica, is it becoming increasingly popular for international visitors. Plenty of budget travelers arrive fresh out of high school or college ready for backpacking adventures, and couples flock to Costa Rica for an affordable honeymoon. While there is some rain, you can still find plenty of hot temperatures and lots of outdoor activity, if that’s what you’re looking for. Keep in mind that on June 29th is Dia de San Pedro y San Pablo, a major celebration in San Jose honoring St. Peter and St. Paul. Also in June is Father’s Day, which can cause some family-owned businesses to close down for the day.
The weather on both coasts of Costa Rica in June is largely the same. Be prepared for temperatures in the 80s, plenty of humidity and rain that comes through most afternoons and evenings. One exception is San Jose, where the temperatures are closer to the 70s each day thanks to increased elevation. If you do decide to travel to San Jose in June, make sure you bring more than just casual beach gear. In the capital city, there are plenty of reasons to dress up if you’d like to enjoy a great meal or a night on the town.
San Jose is a popular starting point for visitors, thanks in large part to the affordable international flights in and out of Juan Santamaría International Airport. San Jose is a great place to visit any time of year, but its museums are the ideal place to visit when the rain arrives. You can check out the Museo Nacional, the Museo de Oro Precolombino and the Museo de arte y diseño contemporáneo among many, any others.
A great place to stay in San Jose is the Hemingway Inn. The hotel was once a luxurious mansion, and the site pays homage to the famed writer Ernest Hemingway. The hotel even has an onsite bar, and a traditional breakfast is included for each guest. If you’d rather splurge on a more upscale meal, head to Ristorante Tutti Li for a delicious and authentic Italian meal.
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