Most travellers to Costa Rica tend to come in the ‘dry’ season which runs from December to April, avoiding what is commonly known as the rainy season, from May to November. However their fears about the rain are frequently misguided as the ‘green’ season offers some distinct benefits to vacationers and eco tourists seeking to truly experience Costa Rica’s protected rainforests, such as the well known Manual Antonio National Park. Here are ten reasons why the ‘green’ season is still a great time to visit.
First, it’s not that rainy. It may rain a lot, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see the sun. The typical pattern in the rainy season is to have sunny days and rainy evenings, or a patch of sunny days followed by a few rainy ones. If you avoid the rainiest month of October, you will be assured to still see plenty of sunshine.
Second, it’s the ‘green’ season. To the locals this is the ‘green’ season, not the ‘rainy’ one. More rain means the plants thrive and for nature lovers this is the best part of the year with the dust being swept away, and the jungle’s full lushness coming to the fore.
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