What kind of weather should we expect?
Overall, Costa Rica’s climate can be generalized as mild in the central highlands, tropical and subtropical in coastal areas. Costa Rica has a stunning array of flora and fauna, and for a petite country boasts an incredible diversity of micro-climates. Costa Rica is blessed with very pleasing and generally mild weather
What’s the difference between rainy season and dry season?
There are two seasons, Summer and Winter. Summer, or Verano in Spanish, is also called dry season, which runs from December to April and is characterized by beautiful, bright and sunny weather. Winter, or Invierno in Spanish, is also called the wet or green season which is from May to November and is characterized by daily afternoon showers, with the exception of the ‘little summer’ in July called ‘Veranillo San Juan’.
Some areas significantly change from the lush greens abundant in rainy season to a drier palette of beiges and browns in dry season, such as in the coastal areas of the Guanacaste Province. Even though there are generally fewer crowds and lower prices in low season, the popularity of Costa Rica has been so steady, that the most popular destinations are busy year-round. Each season has its intense beauty and highlights, and because there is so much to see and do, one visit is usually not enough!