Costa Rica has 12 distinct climate zones and literally thousands of small microclimate pockets throughout the country. This is due to a variety of factors including influence from both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Elevation also plays a significant role as the terrain can go from sea level to as high as 12,000 feet in elevation in just a 30 mile span! At sea level in Dominical, temperatures average in the low to mid 90s during the day with night time lows in the upper 70s. If you go to Cerro Chirripo, at 12,000 feet in elevation, you can expect frost on many nights and even occasionally a few flakes of snow!
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