What to Do in Costa Rica During Rainy Season
The rainy season in Costa Rica is a great time to visit. The weather is perfect for outdoor activities, and the country's natural beauty shines through when it rains. You can spend your days hiking, surfing or exploring beach towns.
In this blog post, we will talk about what you should do during the rainy season in Costa Rica so that you don't miss out on anything!
When to visit Costa Rica during the rainy season?
The best time to visit Costa Rica during the rainy season is from May to June. The Rainy Season makes the beautiful rainforest ever more green and fills up waterfalls and rivers for those seeking wet adventures. Due to the low crowds, this is also the best time to visit our surf camp in Santa Teresa.
The second part of the season in Costa Rica, the “Green Season”, is from July to August. This is when the rainy season starts to wane for some time, and you'll be having so much fun that you will have a hard time going back home.
The third part is from September to November. This period corresponds with when rains start coming down harder until December, which marks the end of the rainy season in CR. The best places to go are Punta Arenas, Manuel Antonio, or Tamarindo in this timeframe.
What should you pack when visiting rainy Costa Rica?
Here are a few items you should always bring to Costa Rica:
A rain jacket or poncho, there is usually at least one day of the week when it rains all day, and you need to be prepared;
Shoes that can get wet - whether water shoes, sandals, or sneakers, waterproof footwear is essential for both rainy days and beach days;
An umbrella. Even if it doesn't rain on any given day in CR, there are sure to be plenty of drinks served with umbrellas on your visit so that this item won't go unused;
Flashlight/headlamp for when it gets dark earlier;
A sweater or fleece jacket - the climate is warm and humid year-round, but in the rainy season, there are typically mornings and evenings that can get a bit chilly, so you'll want to bring something warmer than just your raincoat/jacket.
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