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10 Reasons to visit Costa Rica in the Green Season
Costa Rica is one of Central America’s hottest and most exciting destinations to travel to right now! A lot of people get put off by the idea of visiting in the green season - what we call the rainy season, yet it’s probably one of the most vibrant, lushest and freshest times to see the country in all its glory. The Latin America team have been working together, to come up with ten (very important) reasons as to why the green season is a great time to travel to Costa Rica.
Hotel bargains abound
Hotels’ lower their rates significantly during the green season. Book your holiday from, mid – May through to November and expect 20-30% off high season prices.
Fewer crowds mean more freedom with your itinerary, stay where you want, when you want. Explore the jungle, cloud forests, and national parks without seeing another tourist in sight and relax on a beach with just a handful of people.
Mornings are sunny and bright
The green season means more showers throughout the day, but mornings are still warm and clear, with showers rolling in between 2pm and 4pm. It rarely, if ever, rains all day and many outdoor excursions will not be disrupted by the weather.
The rain brings an explosion of life
It provides proof that Costa Rica can be lush, abundant, and, well, very green. Frequent rains power bloom fruits and flowers, which draw more birds and butterflies, like the blue morpho butterfly.
August marks the start of turtle nesting season where you can watch mother turtles clambering from the sea to nest their eggs on the beach or alternatively see teeny baby turtles make their way to the sea for the first time. Tortuguero is the country’s prime viewing spot, but many national parks host several species of these amazing creatures. As well as turtles, just offshore in the warm waters of the Gulfo Dulce, spot humpback whales arriving to birth their calves until October.
Most Costa Rican coffee harvests begin during the green season. No matter the season, it is always interesting to take the coffee farm tour followed by a fresh-as-can-be cup of coffee.
More rain not only makes white water rafting possible, it often stirs up the most furious rapids, perfect for the thrill-seeker out there.
The Surf is up
Aalong the Pacific coast don’t except anything less than stellar waves during the green season. Any surfer will be in for a treat and have the chance to really test their skills.
The rainforest is more exciting
The forest comes alive during the green season, especially at night. Crabs, tarantulas, snakes and adorable red-eyed tree frogs, among other night animals can be seen.
Shouldn’t everyone experience rain in the rainforest?
It’s not every day you get to stand in the middle of a rainforest during a tropical storm and marvel at the flora and fauna in full swing!