Most travelers to Costa Rica arrive in the ‘dry’ season, which runs from December to April, commonly known as the rainy season, from May to November. However, their fears about rain are often misguided because ‘green’ weather offers a few distinct benefits to vacationers and eco-tourists who want to truly experience Costa. protected rainforests, such as the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. . Here are ten reasons why the ‘green’ season is still a great time to visit.
First of all,
It’s not raining. It might rain a lot, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see the sun. The typical pattern in the rainy season is sunny days and rainy evenings, or a few sunny days followed by some rain. If you avoid the rainiest month of October, you’ll still be assured of seeing plenty of sunshine.
It is the ‘green’ season. For the locals, it is the ‘green’ season, not ‘rainy’. More rain means that the plants flourish and for nature lovers, it is the best part of the year, with the dust blown away, and the entire greenery of the forest exposed.
It is more economical. Generally, the cost of almost everything, from the price of vacation rentals to tours, drops during the rainy season, making it an easier time of year to go on your wallet.
You will be able to avoid the crowd. Anyone who’s been standing in one of the national parks on a busy ‘high season’ weekend can tell you that it’s hard to enjoy the beautiful beaches and see the Animals when the place is captured by camera-moving tourists. Everything from relaxing on the beach to going out for a meal is a more pleasant experience when there are fewer crowds.
You can sit backside and enjoy the show. Thunderstorms are a stunning sight in the tropics. Much more powerful and dramatic than the more temperate regions of the world, these are a stunning display of light and sound. So after a great morning at the beach, lay back on your hammock, sip a cup of Costa Rican coffee, and let the show begin.
Enjoy your rest. When you’re securely in your bed, nothing will put you to sleep quicker than the soothing sound of rain outside.
You’ll enjoy a more comfortable temperature. The ‘dry’ weather in Costa Rica is hot – really hot and humid too. For those who prefer more medium temperatures, a drop of a few degrees during the rainy season can make all the difference. The air is still nice and warm, but not as suppressive as in the summer months.
Take advantage of the mango season. Costa Rica is full of natural fruits and vegetables, but many trees bear fruit only after the end of summer. An example of this is mangoes – if you travel since June, you can literally spend your day picking ripe juicy mangoes off the floor.
Swimmers and surfers will enjoy the better waves. Costa Rica is famous for its killer surfing on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Although nice all year round, the green season is when the swells are bigger, and the surf is better.
Experience the morning of the rainy season. Mornings after a heavy night of rain are a magical experience in Costa Rica. As the sun is rising and the clouds are clearing, sip your coffee as you watch the forest glow with freshness and breathe in the fragrant cool air.