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

January 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.

January has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (91°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.2 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 27°C (81°F). January 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 February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

January in Playa Santa Teresa offers beautiful sunny days with clear blue skies, perfect for sunbathing and enjoying the beach. The dry season is in full swing, providing ideal conditions for surfing, as the waves are consistent and the water is warm. Snorkeling and diving visibility is good, making it a great time to explore the underwater world. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Playa Santa Teresa in January?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (91°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.2 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 January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Playa Santa Teresa in January?

Yes, January is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Santa Teresa with very warm sea temperatures 27°C (81°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

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

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (91°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.2 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 27°C (81°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Playa Santa Teresa with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Playa Santa Teresa warm in January?

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

The average maximum temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in January is 33°C (91°F). The average maximum temperature is 32°C (89°) in the previous month and 34°C (92°F) in the next month.

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

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Playa Santa Teresa in January?

The average day light hours per day in Playa Santa Teresa in January are 11.6. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Playa Santa Teresa in January

January is one of the busiest months at Playa Santa Teresa, as it is the peak of the dry season and a popular time for tourists to visit Costa Rica. The beach can get quite crowded, especially during the first week of January, when many locals are on vacation for New Year's celebrations. The surf conditions are also great during this time, attracting surfers from around the world.

Temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in January

The average maximum temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in January is 33°C (91°F). The average maximum temperature is 32°C (89°F) in the previous month and 34°C (92°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in January is 28°C (82°F). The average temperature is 27°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 January is 23°C (73°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 January

During January the average day light hours are 11.6 per day in Playa Santa Teresa. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Playa Santa Teresa in January is typically 11.8 during January. 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 January

The average sea water temperature in Playa Santa Teresa in January is 27.3°C (81.1°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Playa Santa Teresa in January

The average total rainfall in Playa Santa Teresa in January is 0.3cm (0.1inches) and on average there are 0.2 rainy days in January making it an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Playa Santa Teresa in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Playa Santa Teresa in January is 19°C (67°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 19°C (19°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Playa Santa Teresa in January is typically 77.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.9% in the previous month and 74.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Playa Santa Teresa in January is typically 52.7%. The average relative humidity is 59.9% in the previous month and 48.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Playa Santa Teresa in January

The average maximum wind speed in Playa Santa Teresa in January is typically 33KM/H (21MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 35KM/H (21MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Playa Santa Teresa in January is typically 19KM/H (12MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Playa Santa Teresa in January is from the East-Northeast.

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