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Monteverde cloud forest temperatures?

Postby dhayes » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:49 pm

Hello, my family and I will be vacationing in Costa Rica in mid December. I was wondering if anyone has an idea what the temperatures are around there. I heard it was cool. Are we talking 15 degrees celcius or 20 celcius. An approximation would be great. From where we are coming from (Canada) anything above 15 is nice to us. Thanks.

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Re: Monteverde cloud forest temperatures?

Postby graybeard » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:57 pm

The temps there are much the same year round due to the location being so near the equator. Try this link for details:

It is the amount of rain that can vary quite of bit. Their "green season" means you WILL have rain, sometimes lots of it.
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Re: Monteverde cloud forest temperatures?

Postby eric » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:13 am


Well my memory of Monteverde, December a couple of years ago:
Arrived late afternoon, very warm & sunny.
Next morning it was "cold misty rain" maybe the lower end of your temperature range.
Went on cloud forest walk in those conditions.
Midday it was sun, sun, sun again.
Afternoon went to 2nd reserve with Canopy Walkway & Zip Lines. Mostly warm sunny & dry,
although at the end of the afternoon a couple of our group finished their zip line circuit in
a shower of rain.
Next morning it was cold heavy rain as we departed for Quepos.


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Re: Monteverde cloud forest temperatures?

Postby Alpine_Resort » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:25 am

Being a fellow Canadian I understand what you mean about warm being anything over 15 C. However, we are not used to the dampness there. I found that made it harder to deal with than a -20 winter day here. Even when it's not raining it's damp and hard to stay dry. I'd suggest wearing layers, quick dry pants and having ponchos to cover yourself when the rain comes.
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Re: Monteverde cloud forest temperatures?

Postby ben_mtl » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:50 am

Well... we had some very bad days in Monteverde...

10c, with very strong wind and rain... I'm not saying that it's the norm...

But it’s by far the coldest place that we went during my trip... even for a Canadian.

Bring a good rain poncho, something warm and nothing that is not drying easily.

On the other hand, the vegetation over there is quite interesting... zip-lining is very nice if you need an adrenaline rush...
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