The Green Season of Costa Rica
The tourism board of Costa Rica has been pushing to rename the “rainy season” of Costa Rica to the green season. The green season is roughly from May through October every year. When people hear “rainy season” they immediately think of a monsoon where it will just rain day and night. The green season of Costa Rica is nothing like that.
The green season is a great time to come visit Costa Rica. Most days are sunny and beautiful with some occasional clouds that help keep the temperature cool. These clouds make for some spectacular sunsets in the evenings.
The rain normally comes during the night so it doesn’t ruin your plans to relax on the beach. The rain at night helps cool everything down and it also keeps the dust down on the dirt roads. Of course the rain can lead to muddy driving conditions, but I prefer that over dust.
During the green season we get lots of wave activity from the Southern hemisphere. These strong swells that come from the South produce incredible waves and the beaches and reefs here in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula. Some secret spots in Mal Pais and Cabuya really start to work when the conditions are right. A lot of these surf breaks are completely flat in the dry season when swells come from different directions.
The forests and national parks of Costa Rica are incredible in the green season. I think it is the best time of year to take a hike through one of Costa Rica’s national parks or rain forests. The rivers in the parks come alive with all of the rainfall so it is a great time of year to take a whitewater rafting tour or explore the amazing waterfalls this country has to offer.
Everyone has their own opinion on the green season. Personally I think it is a great time to come explore what Costa Rica has to offer. Traditionally it is slower then the dry season so a lot of home owners are willing to make special offers for their beachfront vacation rentals or ocean view homes. Contact us today to see if we have any special offers on our luxury rental properties.