Summertime and the livin’s easy. Costa Rica is renowned for its seemingly endless summers. With temperatures between 70F/21.1C to 80F/26.6C everyday, it’s not difficult to feel the tropical paradise during the summers in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has two seasons, a rainy and a dry season. The rainy season is from April/May to October/November and the dry season is from November/December to April/May. Summer in Costa Rica is unexpectedly more wet than we would generally think of during summertime, but it’s a seasonal time for refreshment and regrowth. A refreshment of nature and a perfect time to refresh your mind and body, you’ll return revitalized from a summer in Costa Rica.
As the summer months in Costa Rica are a part of the wet season, this tends to be a slower season for tourists. You can have your pick of accommodation and avoid crowds in parks, beaches, and waterfalls. This is also generally considered the best time for surfing in Costa Rica! Summer in Costa Rica is also a prime time to meet locals, as you will find more of them out and socializing without the swarm of tourists, maybe even get invited to a local beach party!
Hotels in Costa Rica in Summer
Slow season during the summer in Costa Rica means flexibility when reserving accommodation, trust your nomadic instincts and book when it feels right for you. There is no shortage of places to stay and you can even find slow season discounts that will make your summer trip to Costa Rica even more affordable, which means even more enjoyable!
Weather in Costa Rica in Summer
Summer in Costa Rica may mean rain, but don’t let the term ‘rainy season’ scare you off, it rains mostly in the late afternoon with the mornings and evenings filled with sunshine. In retrospect, the rainy season during the summer in Costa Rica may not be so gloomy after all. In fact, the locals also call this time of year the ‘green season’ this is because every form of vegetation is in its prime, lush and vibrant. Trekking through the rainforest will turn into something unforgettable as the trees appear to come to life after a fresh rainfall.
Surfing in Costa Rica in Summer
The rainy season sees the best swells hitting Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, so if you’re planning a surfing trip (or want to learn), this is the time to do it. You’ll have better waves, and an easier time finding accomodation and lessons, even at popular beaches like Tamarindo. And since there are fewer tourists during the rainy season, you can enjoy a less crowded lineup.