Costa Rica in March: Weather, Places to Visit, Things to Do

Known for its diverse landscapes, Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet, home to more than 900 different bird species and a vast cornucopia of plants and animals.

One of the best times to visit Costa Rica is during the month of March. While temperatures can still be quite cold in North America in March, Costa Rica enjoys plenty of warm sunshine and delightfully cool breezes. March falls during the “dry season” when it rarely rains and humidity is quite low. Depending on where you go, daytime highs in March range from 80-88° F (27-31° C).

Depending on the calendar, Easter sometimes falls during the month of March. As the most important religious holiday, Easter and the week beforehand include lots of processions, parades, and festivities, with every town and village hosting their own unique take on Easter. And even when Easter doesn’t occur in March, there are plenty of festivals and local fairs to enjoy across Costa Rica.

The weather in March is especially fantastic on the Pacific Coast in western Costa Rica. A top destination in the area is the Manuel Antonio National Park, famous for its beaches, surf spots, waterfalls, and density of wildlife.

Indeed, many people come to this area precisely because of the great surfing opportunities. A number of beaches in the area, including the mouth of the Quepos River, the island of Isla Damas, and the village of Dominical, offer some of the best surfing in the world. A combination of steady swells, big breaks, and long runs make this area of Costa Rica a surfing mecca.

If you’re interested in visiting Costa Rica in March, book your vacation with Endless Olas Surf Camp. Based in Dominical, Endless Olas has a crack team of expert local surf coaches who will help take your surfing skills to a new level. And if you’ve never tried surfing before, the coaches at Endless Olas will teach you everything you need to know. Well-trained in water safety, Endless Olas coaches use video capture and advanced wave motion techniques to create tailored lessons for every surfer.

March is also a great time to enjoy other outdoor activities including yoga, massages on the beach, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, stand-up paddling, sea kayaking, visiting a natural hot spring, and playing in the waters of the Nauyacan waterfall.

If you’re coming to Costa Rica during the month of March, book your vacation with Endless Olas Surf Camp.