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Costa Rica Weather in March

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, weather in March
Average high temperature and rainfall in Puerto Limon in March. © 2018 Scott S. Bateman
Cruises visitors will find that Costa Rica weather in March is much like other months: It's usually wet.

The western Caribbean cruise port of Puerto Limon in this Central American country is a popular port of call. But ships and passengers don't flock there for sunshine and beaches.

Instead, they flock there for the country's well-known eco tourism attractions and Mayan ruins, among other things to do.

The extensive rain forests are there because large parts of the country receive heavy rainfall throughout the year including March.

Visitors often go to Tortuguero National Park to view nesting sea turtles and Cahuita National Park for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving in dry weather.

Some months have less rainfall than others, which makes these attractions more popular. March is one of those months.

Puerto Limon Rainfall in March

The Puerto Limon area averages about eight inches of rain historically during the month, according to 30 years of data from the country's National Meteorological Institute.

Nearly eight inches in a single month is higher than most Caribbean destinations experience during the peak months of the region's annual hurricane season.

But for Puerto Limon, eight inches in March is the second lowest of the year after only September.

It rains about 17 days on average during the month. It is the fifth lowest of any month after February, April, September and October.

By comparison, July averages more than 17 inches of rain and 22 rain days. December also averages more than 17 inches of rain and has 21 rain days.

Anyone who is planning a Caribbean cruise and has an interest in visiting Costa Rica will find that March is one of the better months of the year to go.

Puerto Limon Temperatures in March

Puerto Limon stays warm throughout the year with little change in temperatures from one month to the next.

The average high in March is 86 degrees Fahrenheit or about 30 degrees Celsius. The average low, which takes place mostly at night, is 70 degrees Fahrenheit or about 21 Celsius.

The warmest months of the year are May, June, September and October with an average high of about 87 Fahrenheit or 31 Celsius.

Cruise visitors will find that light clothing is appropriate around the port.

Anyone who plans to go into the mountains and rainforests may find cooler temperatures and the need to wear long pants and sometimes jackets.

Hats and rain repellent jackets are useful when visiting Puerto Limon. For passengers who didn't bring any, cruise ships often sell inexpensive ponchos if it is raining.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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February 17, 2020
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