According to NASA research, Costa Rica's climate is considered the healthiest climate of the world! The Central Valley has an altitude of 1,165 meters or 3,880 ft. and due to its location, it maintains a temperature of 20ºC or 68ºF all year round. And due to the great variety of micro-climates araound the country, you can actualy choose the one you like best. Cool, wet and very green mountain ranges where many dairy farmers have established themselves; rain forests and dry tropical forests; the wet Caribbean coast and the dry Pacific coast; and cloud forests.
The highest hotel in Costa Rica, at 3000 m. or 9000 ft., has frost almost every night. This large variety of climates is responsible for an incredible array of plants and animals -9,000 species of flowering plants, 1,200 of orchids, 850 of birds, 205 of mammals, and 376 of reptiles and amphibians. Click here for weather maps, for more information on climate, the current local weather, and forecasts
Text and pictures by Jörn Malek. The team of 1-CostaRicaLink wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.
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