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Visiting Playa Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica in December

December is one of the best months to visit Playa Santa Teresa for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

December has average maximum temperatures of 32°C (89°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 36% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 1.2cm (0.5inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (79°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Santa Teresa with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Playa Santa Teresa in one of the other best months of January, February, March, for the best beach weather.

December in Playa Santa Teresa ushers in the dry season, with sunny days and clear blue skies. The beach is once again bustling with activity, and it's a great time to enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. Surfing conditions are excellent, with consistent swells and warm water. Snorkeling and diving visibility is good, making it a great time to explore the underwater world. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Playa Santa Teresa in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in Playa Santa Teresa.

December has average maximum temperatures of 32°C (89°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 36% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 1.2cm (0.5inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Playa Santa Teresa in December?

Yes, December is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Santa Teresa with very warm sea temperatures 26°C (79°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Playa Santa Teresa?

Yes, December is a great time for a holiday in Playa Santa Teresa.

December has average maximum temperatures of 32°C (89°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 36% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 1.2cm (0.5inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (79°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Santa Teresa with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Playa Santa Teresa warm in December?

Yes, Playa Santa Teresa is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in December is 32°C (89°F). The average maximum temperature is 31°C (88°) in the previous month and 33°C (91°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in December is 27°C (80°F). The average temperature is 26°C (80°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Playa Santa Teresa in December?

The average day light hours per day in Playa Santa Teresa in December are 11.6. The sunshine percentage is 36% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

More about December sunshine.

Crowds in Playa Santa Teresa in December

December is a popular month for tourists to visit Playa Santa Teresa, as the dry season begins and the weather becomes warm and sunny. The beach can get crowded, especially towards the end of the month when many people visit for Christmas and New Year's celebrations. The surf conditions are also excellent during this time, attracting surfers from around the world.

Temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in December

The average maximum temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in December is 32°C (89°F). The average maximum temperature is 31°C (88°F) in the previous month and 33°C (91°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in December is 27°C (80°F). The average temperature is 26°C (80°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in December is 22°C (71°F). The minimum temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Playa Santa Teresa in December

During December the average day light hours are 11.6 per day in Playa Santa Teresa. The sunshine percentage is 36% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Playa Santa Teresa in December is typically 11 during December. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in December

The average sea water temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in December is 26°C (78.8°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Playa Santa Teresa in December

The average total rainfall in Playa Santa Teresa in December is 1.2cm (0.5inches) and on average there are 1.9 rainy days in December making it an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Playa Santa Teresa in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Playa Santa Teresa in December is 21°C (70°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 19°C (19°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Playa Santa Teresa in December is typically 84.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.2% in the previous month and 77.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Playa Santa Teresa in December is typically 59.9%. The average relative humidity is 70.9% in the previous month and 52.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Playa Santa Teresa in December

The average maximum wind speed in Playa Santa Teresa in December is typically 28KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 22KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 33KM/H (21MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Playa Santa Teresa in December is typically 14KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 9KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 19KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Playa Santa Teresa in December is from the East.

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