When to Travel to Costa

This depends a lot on what you want to do, see and when you can travel. Costa Rica is good to visit any time of the year. There are advantages of the high dry season, but some would vouch for the low rainy season. There are a few places in the country which are best seen at a particular season because of the weather. The high or the most popular tourist season is the dry period which starts from November and continues through April.

It does not really matter when you travel to Costa Rica as there are always plenty of things to do and see. When you explore the numerous attraction options here, you may have a tough time deciding on what to choose or where to begin.

What to do in Costa Rica

In fact, you will find endless possibilities for activities in Costa Rica with a number of tours and attractions. The country is home to a breathtaking vast nature that offers boundless activities. No doubt the key attractions here are the infinite beaches and the tropical forests, but there are many other adventures and goings-on to explore.

Stay on the pristine beautiful beaches of Costa Rica that even today are relatively untouched. Water sports, relaxation and sun bathing can be thoroughly enjoyed on the sun drenched beaches. It is not surprising to find a concentration of night clubs and bars in and close to the beach areas where tourists come to unwind. Dance floors pulsate with live music and DJ’s. San Jose in the central valley has a very vibrant nightlife.

If you are a handicrafts enthusiast you can watch the traditional artisans in Guaitíl make Chorotega pottery or the Sarchí wood carvers modify rainforest hardwood into amazing shapes. Outdoor lovers can rent mountain bikes to explore the forests. You can spend a day cruising down the hill.

Canopy tours and Volcano watching are exciting activities. There are several tours organized for the benefit of the travelers including thrill ride on gondola or across treetops. Canopy tours have become very popular in the past few years. Arenal volcano is the main destination to witness fire belching, lava flows and rolling down smoking rocks but Irazú and Poás also are good locations.

Surfing in Costa Rica is well known and Lake Arenal with its balmy water and good wind speeds offers a perfect background for windsurfers. It is possible to rent equipment as well as take lessons. The country is enclosed by rain forests that start from a height of 12,000 feet and drops down to sea level within 70 miles. This has encouraged whitewater in Costa Rica and people of all levels can enjoy.

The country has numerous hot springs and a few of them have given way to spas. Hit these natural pools to relax. With mountains, canyons and rainforests, waterfalls can’t be far away. You can enjoy them from viewing platforms or hike up into the forests for a close encounter. It is easy to become an amateur bird watcher when in Costa Rica. Experience the extraordinary colors, plumage and calls with guides to assist you.

Costa Rica Weather

Costa Rica is a tropical nation and like other countries in the tropics has rainy and dry season. It lies in the northern hemisphere but the names of the seasons are inverted with ‘summer’ starting in late November through April. This is not due to a large difference in temperature but because it is typically drier during this period. The rainy season lasts from May to December. April month does not experience much rain while September and October see heaviest rainfall.