Today, May 1, marks the beginning of the Green Season, or rainy season in Costa Rica. In our opinion, the Green Season is the time to go. Other resources talk about the dry season being the best time to visit Costa Rica, but here are five reasons we disagree.

5 Reasons to Travel to Costa Rica in the Green (“Rainy”) Season

1. Lower Prices, Fewer Tourists, and Better Availability
The dry season corresponds to the peak travel season so accommodation pricing goes up, availability goes down, and crowds go up.

2. Better Wildlife Viewing
If you don’t go now, you may miss out on some of the reasons why Costa Rica is such a great destination – lush green rainforests and abundant wildlife. Animals often become very active after rain so you’re more likely to see Costa Rica’s charismatic wildlife, monkeys, sloths, frogs, birds, etc. then.

3. You Can Plan Around Rain
When it’s raining, it’s not usually raining everywhere and at the same time. Rain patterns in Costa Rica are somewhat predictable so you can plan locations and/or activities around them.

4. Rain Keeps Things Comfortable
It can get hot in the tropics and a rain shower can cool things down, making for a more comfortable setting.

5. Keep Active – Even If it Rains
Rain doesn’t mean you have to cancel activities. In fact, getting wet may make the adventure that much more memorable!

If you have any questions about travel to Costa Rica in either season, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you plan an unforgettable tropical adventure. Pura vida!

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