6 Jun 2022
There is much debate over when is the best time of year to travel to Costa Rica and while many love the dry summer months, there is much to envy during “Green Season”. According to many, it’s secretly the best time of year to visit!
Green Season typically kicks off with the first rains of the year beginning in May and goes through early December.
More Bang for your Buck
Green Season in Costa Rica is also commonly known as “low season” because traditionally there are fewer tourists that visit during these months. An amazing advantage for those who are traveling during these off season months is that you can oftentimes find better prices for many things including your flights, accommodations and any tours you plan to book while traveling. In addition to better pricing, you will find that there is more availability and many times, a more personalized experience.
Peace and Quiet
We can all relate to that feeling of wanting to disconnect while we are on vacation and tune out the rest of the world. During the high season, traffic increases and the beaches, parks and restaurants can get quite busy. During the Green Season you can easily find the parks and beaches all to yourself allowing you to enjoy more nature and many times see more animals.
Animal Migrations Occur
Did you know the very best time of year to catch a glimpse of the majestic humpback whale is from August to October? This is the time they are migrating to find suitable mates, breed and rear their calves. In addition to spotting whales, there are six different species of sea turtles that nest in Costa Rica, laying their eggs from about March to October. Those who have witnessed both the nesting and also baby turtles hatching and reaching the sea for the first time, describe it as one of the most incredible experiences of their lives.
The Flora and Fauna really Blossom
Some say you have never truly experienced Costa Rica until you have visited during Green Season! While there are still plenty of beautiful sunny days to be had, most days, beginning in the late afternoon, it tends to rain which brings out all the vibrant and intense vegetation around. The afternoon rains also help to cool things off which lures even the shyest of monkeys and other animals out for a little snack and some playtime.
Rainy Afternoons = Time to Relax
Sometimes one of the hardest things for us to do while on vacation is to remember to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. It’s easy to fill up your itinerary with tours and attractions, but rainy afternoons in Costa Rica mean it's the perfect time to relax or sit outside on your patio, sip on an exquisite cup of Costa Rican coffee, grab a book to read or simply soak in nature's show. Taking in all the sights and sounds, this moment is the epitome of the meaning of the phrase “Pura Vida”.
Come Experience the Beauty of Green Season
No matter the time of year, Costa Rica offers something for everyone all year long! For rental information or reservations, contact our team today!
See you soon in paradise! Pura Vida.