Dry Season: December – April
Rainy Season: May – November
The rain, especially on the Pacific coast, typically occurs during the afternoon or evening and is “warm”. We experience a short mid-year mini Dry Season towards the end of July and beginning of August when rainfall decreases significantly for 3-4 weeks. The rainiest months are September and October, especially in the south Pacific region.
Note: The climate in San José is often very different to the coastal regions. A medium-weight fleece jacket is highly recommended for cooler nights in and around the capital.
Temperature & Rainfall Chart for Santa Teresa
|Avg. Max. Temp. (F)||86||88||88||88||85||84||84||84||83||82||82||84|
|Avg. Min. Temp||75||75||76||77||76||74||74||74||73||73||73||74|
|Avg. Rainfall (inches)||0,17||0,14||0,01||1,44||9,52||7,34||4,60||6,61||9,53||11,10||3,75||0,84|
- Visa not required for nationals of the USA, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, and the UK and its dependencies for stays of up to 90 days.
- Visa not required for nationals of Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, Vatican City and Venezuela for stays up to 30 days.
Whether you choose pure relaxation or add a touch of adventure, you’ll really be able to create new memories together at Latitude 10°.
Read more about honeymoons and romantic getaways at the resort here
When sharing with an adult, children under 4 years stay free of charge, and children 4 to 11 years pay $50 per night.
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Holiday Season – Dec 20th – Jan 5th
– If a reservation is cancelled after the Holiday deposit has been paid, the deposit will be forfeited.
– If a reservation is cancelled between 90 and 60 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the reservation will be charged.
– If a reservation is cancelled between 59 and 30 days prior to the arrival date, 100% of the reservation will be charged.
– The above policies apply to modifications or night reductions made 90 days or less prior to the arrival date
High Season – Jan 6th – April 30th, Nov 1st – Dec 19th
– If a reservation is cancelled 60 days or less prior to the arrival date, 100% of the reservation will be charged.
– The above policies apply to modifications or night reductions made 60 days or less prior to the arrival date
Green Season– May 1st – Oct 31st
– If a reservation is cancelled 30 days or less prior to the arrival date, 100% of the reservation will be charged.
– The above policies also apply if a reservation is modified 30 days or less prior to the arrival date.
In all cases:
– If there is a “no-show” 100% of the reservation total will be charged.
– In the event the cancelled room is resold, reimbursement will be made in full.
Check out is at 11am. If you would like to leave later in the day, please let us know and if possible, we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
When going on tours or visiting the town of Santa Teresa, carrying some small US Dollar bills is recommended as well as some local currency. Most businesses and restaurants accept US Dollars. Euros and other currencies are not commonly accepted in Costa Rica.
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Getting around is also hassle-free. Domestic airlines like Sansa connect all the regions of Costa Rica. The longest internal flight route is under 1 hour. Roads and highways are well-maintained too, and driving between destinations is unlikely to ever take more than 4 hours.
Importantly, Costa Rica is also considered a safe travel destination. We don’t even have a national army!
In addition to Santa Teresa, there are many other popular destinations that are worth a visit. We recommend visiting some of the country’s active volcanoes (Arenal, Poás, Irazú, Rincón de la Vieja), and for a very natural, off the beaten path experience, a trip down south to the rainforests of the Osa Peninsula or north to the cloud forests of Monteverde – also home to our sister hotel Senda – is well worth it. Manuel Antonio National Park – Costa Rica’s most popular – is also a must-visit, as well as the famous Whale’s Tail in Uvita. It’s the whale-watching capital of Cosat Rica during Green Season.
If you’d like some advice on where to combine with Santa Teresa, we’d be happy to give you some ideas. You can also check out our sister properties in the Cayuga Collection, and design the perfect combination of retreats to suit you.
If you’d like to explore the center of San Jose, we recommend staying at Hotel Grano de Oro. This tropical Victorian mansion is within walking distance of the capital’s main attractions.
– emergency evacuation expenses
– medical expenses
– repatriation expenses
– cancellation or curtailment of trip
– damage/theft/loss of personal luggage, money and goods
In case of medical emergencies, most Costa Rican doctors and hospitals expect payment in cash, regardless of whether you have travel health insurance or not. If your health insurance does not cover you for medical expenses while you are abroad, you should consider supplemental insurance. It may also be worth finding out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or if they reimburse you later for any overseas health expenditures.