With as great a biodiversity as the whole of the USA, top class hotels, fantastic beaches and activities for all, tiny Costa Rica certainly packs a punch. The country’s green (rainy) season, runs May to mid-December and offers plenty of reasons to visit.
Travelling at this time you’ll find the the country lush, vibrant and energised, and there are plenty more reasons you should consider a visit to Costa Rica in green season. Yes, you will see some rain, but the dramatic downpours tend to be shortlived and often reserved for the evenings, with plenty of daytime sunshine to enjoy.
- Glistening Jungles
For nature lovers, this is our favourite time of the year to visit. The rains sweep away the dust, allowing the jungle’s full lushness to come to the fore. Fruits and flowers bloom, drawing birds and butterflies as the forest comes alive. There’s nothing like being in the middle of a primary rainforest during a spectacular thundershower, watching as sloth cling tightly to the trees and spider monkey take shelter.
- Fewer visitors
Enjoy the quieter off peak season, meaning you can enjoy a more private experience while spotting wildlife in the national parks. Beaches will also be emptier and more relaxing.
- Turtle Nesting Season
July to September marks the peak Green Turtle hatching season at Tortuguero National Park. Literally translated as ‘Land of the Turtles’, this area on the northern Caribbean coast is one of the world’s prime turtle-nesting hubs. You can witness this annual spectacle, as the reptiles return to the same beaches where they were born in order to produce another generation of eggs.
- Active Adventures
From riding zipwires through the rainforest canopy to kayaking through mangrove swamps, there’s plenty of adventure in Costa Rica. Summer is the perfect time to try your hand at white water rafting down the Pacuare River, as the rains stir up the rapids to exhilarating speeds. It’s also prime surfing season on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.
- Fresh Mornings
Mornings tend to be warm and clear, providing plenty of opportunity to relax by the pool or on the beach. Sip your coffee as you watch the rainforest glisten with freshness. It’s worth noting that the humidity is also much less oppressive during Green Season, ideal if you’re someone who prefers a more moderate temperature.
We are also able to offer some complimentary nights at resorts over the summer months, providing great value and one more reason to visit at this time of year.