WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO COSTA RICA?
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING COSTA RICA’S DRY SEASON (DECEMBER – APRIL)
However, that being said, tourist destinations come to life during this time and many places have extended hours as a result. You’ll meet travelers from all over the world, soaking up the abundant sunshine on the lovely beaches. The high season is particularly attractive to surfers because of ocean currents during these months, which produce above average swells perfect for catching a wave.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING COSTA RICA’S RAINY SEASON (MAY – NOVEMBER)
If you want the best value for your money and if you want to avoid the crowds, the green season is for you. Prices are generally a bit lower–which means you can stay longer! Also, temperatures are a bit cooler. For those who are not used to the heat and humidity, rainy season may be a better time to travel to Costa Rica. The dry season is also the “hot” season–and with rising humidity levels, the heat packs an even stronger punch.
ULTIMATELY, HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO COSTA RICA?
Evaluate your purpose for the trip: do you want to escape the cold of a northern winter? Or is it more important to you to have a fun family vacation in July? Do you want to get married on the beach? Etc. The kinds of activities you’ll want to do will help determine which season is better for you based on overall weather and heat conditions and the cost of goods and services.