Costa Rica Travel News – While many people hear “rainy season” in Costa Rica and they shy away from hopping a flight and heading to the land of Pura Vida. This can actually be one of the best times of year to experience the flora and fauna of this country.
Cheap flights to Costa Rica are often available during the green (or rainy) season. Some hotels and tour companies also offer discounts during this time due to fewer visitors. You can certainly enjoy the vacation, even though it rains each day, if you plan with rain in mind. Here are some suggestions.
Keep in mind that it may rain just a few hours in the afternoon or it could rain all day and night. Chances are that you will have some sunny beach time throughout your stay. Don’t book your activities in advance. Get the names of reputable tour companies but wait until the day of the tour to book it, depending on the weather.
Choose a hotel that has added amenities. You may be accustomed to spending only a few minutes here and there in your room. In the rainy season you may be there for hours so make sure it’s an enjoyable space with indoor activities like a pool, spa, gym, and cable and internet. It’s best to rent a car or use buses during this season, as domestic flights are often cancelled or postponed due to weather conditions.
Pack a rain coat and quick drying clothes. Leave your high heels at home and don’t forget boots, an umbrella, and waterproof makeup. Realize that you will either accept to get wet or you will stay inside for the week. Horseback riding and ziplining are good activities to enjoy in the cool rain instead of in blazing sun.