You may find it hard to believe, but coming in the rainy season to Costa Rica might be the best time, regarding beauty, wildlife and weather. As the whole country bursts in green, rates come down and so do the crowds.
Find here 12 reasons why coming to Costa Rica in the rainy season is a better idea than you may think:
1. About the weather.
Yes, it rains ¡A lot! But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to see the sun. Normally, in the central valley you can get and incredible sunny day and then some rain in the evening, also it happened that you get some patch of sunny days with and eventual rainy day in the middle. T
Wherever you are in Costa Rica, you get incredibly sunny mornings and a couple of hours of rain in the afternoons. It also happens that there might be the one rainy day, and then, two or three dry blue skies great days.
And! Insider’s tip! In September and October when all hotels are virtually empty, and rates are as low as can be: It is the sunny season in the Caribbean! And guess what!? The Arenal Volcano is, indeed, part of the Caribbean influence.
Best time ever to see it are, actually, those two months. So you can go for a trip to the Costa Rican Caribbean, enjoy its beautiful beaches, the fantastic rainforests and wildlife and the turtles time to hatch!
Plus! It is definitely the best time to see waterfalls!
2. It’s all about green.
Nature is great, and Costa Rica is probably one of the places to see it in all its magnificence. And yes, even though it is usually very green, the country truly blooms at this time of year.
As it happens that the sunny season is usually more popular, and cruises only come from October to April, in the rainy season the rates drop. The Costa Ricans are the only tourists that you may find, and the attractions have no lines at all.
4. There are no people.
The Costa Ricans are the only tourists that you may find, and the attractions have no lines at all. And depending on the month, not even Costa Ricans (Except for the weekends). Restaurants, attractions, hotels, transportation and tours will probably be exclusive to you, even if you pay under sit in basis (Shared).
5. Enjoy the show
You can always enjoy the show from the comfort of your hotel room. Thunderstorms in the rainforest are one of the most amazing sights in the world; this stunning nature display happens only in the rainy season. The storms are powerful and mighty, so after a
Whenever they happen, you will simply want to sit and watch, no camera will ever catch all its might!
6. Sleep well.
It doesn’t matter if it is on the beach, mountain or downtown in the city, the temperature is fresh (Never cold), and you might be cuddled by the soothing sounds of rain on the tin roofs.
7. Comfortable Temperatures.
Rainy seasons have one of the most comfortable temperatures in Costa Rica. There is a few degrees drop in the rainy season and that make all the difference, the air is still nice and warm, but not as hot as in the dry season. Depending on where you are, but they usually range around 70° F… Nice! 🙂
8. Fruits, fruits, fruits!
Whatever the tropical fruit in mind, you can get them all in the rainy season! And pretty often right from the tree. You won’t believe the amount of mangoes, lychees, or water apples that produce one solid tree in this country!
9. Animals, animals, animals!
Turtles, whales, dolphins and even the mighty raptors migrate at this time of year, and you can see them on both coasts.
10. Volcanoes, volcanoes!
Ah yes! Also volcanoes! The pouring rains… pour and then the tops of the mountains are absolutely pristine! Fantastic to experience!
11. Surfing is the best
The waves get longer and bigger, and surfers come from all over the World to enjoy the best surf ever!
12. Wake up with a magnificent fresh air.
The rainy season mornings. Them, alone, are a reason to come. Wildlife is incredibly busy as trees create all these fruits and fresh leaves for them to eat. The air is cool and fragrant, and the temperature is so comfy you really feel like walking!