Annual Rainfall Averages for Costa Rica





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall at cities and other locations in Costa Rica. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the country: North – Central Costa Rica covering the provinces of Alajuela and Heredia, Western Costa Rica comprising Puntarenas and Guanacaste provinces, and Central & Eastern Costa Rica taking in San José, Cartago and Limón provinces.

These annual amounts of precipitation are averages of weather data collected over many years.

North – Central Costa Rica

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
174 Alajuela 68.8 1747
184 Barva 95.5 2425
Heredia 91.4 2321
212 La Selva Station 157.4 3999
239 Los Chiles 68.3 1734
234 Quesada 143.5 3644
246 Upala 93.6 2379

Western Costa Rica

Annual rainfall averages
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
202 Buenos Aires 134.5 3416
Cañas 61.4 1560
Filadelfia 71.9 1825
114 Liberia 64.6 1640
205 Monteverde 97.8 2483
156 Nicoya 68.9 1749
136 Puntarenas 54.3 1380
216 Quepos 147.7 3752
234 Río Claro 195.0 4954
164 Tilaran 74.8 1900

Central & Eastern Costa Rica

Average amount of rain a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
231 Cartago 57.8 1468
260 Guapiles 180.2 4577
217 Limón 141.2 3586
San Isidro 107.4 2729
176 San José 68.4 1737
Sixaola 107.7 2735
Turrialba 102.6 2606
Reference

Instituto Meteorológico Nacional De Costa Rica. Climatic Data..

World Meteorological Organization. World Weather Information Service. Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Precipitation
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