Rainy season is the best vacation time to have Costa Rica beaches all to yourself. You can get great deals and there’s still plenty of sunshine. See 9 reasons why visiting Santa Teresa Costa Rica in rainy season is pure bliss.
If you’ve heard this time of year is rainy season in Costa Rica, and you’re thinking now is not the time to visit, you are off the mark.
Now, during rainy (green) season, is exactly the perfect time to visit.
Besides the fact that during Costa Rica rainy season, the country is positively bursting with vibrant life and lushness, there are far fewer crowds this time of year and you can enjoy huge savings with great special offers.
There is nothing better than hanging out on a tropical beach in Costa Rica, no matter what time of year. The Pacific beaches far to the west on the Nicoya Peninsula are particularly gorgeous in July, August, September and October. As with anywhere, different regions have different weather patterns. On the southern Nicoya Peninsula, around Santa Teresa Costa Rica, rainy season doesn’t necessarily mean rain all day every day. Mornings are usually hot and sunny, and it might rain an hour or two in the afternoon or at night; or it could reverse and rain a little in the morning, followed by a glorious sunny afternoon and sunset.
Rain means relaxing time, which is why you came on vacation! Stretch out in a hammock with a good book; take a nap; indulge in a great meal in one of the many Santa Teresa restaurants; or join a relaxing yoga class. And you haven’t lived until you’ve danced under a tropical downpour at least once to feel the intense power of it – like being under a waterfall!
Here are nine reasons why Santa Teresa Costa Rica beach vacations in rainy season are pure bliss. So, get your travel plans in gear and take advantage of special savings from Hotel Tropico Latino in Costa Rica: up to 40% off, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and breakfast for two included if you book directly.
9 Reasons to go on a Costa Rica beach vacation in rainy season
- Fewer crowds of people escaping winter months in the north.
- More relaxing. During a rain shower, it’s hammock time with a good book or a nap.
- The entire landscape is transformed by rain from dry season dusty brown into intense green full of life. And clouds amplify stunning sunset colors
- Big savings with special offers on places to stay, domestic flights, etc.
- More adventurous. You can go surfing in a soft misty rain, or experience the waterfall of a tropical downpour.
- The surfing in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is always awesome, and this time of year, there are far less people going for the same waves. Santa Teresa surfer Anthony Fillingim was just crowned the 2016 Costa Rica National Surfing Champion. Check the Santa Teresa surf report here.
- Day trips to nearby places like the Montezuma Waterfalls are more fun in rainy season, with more water for swimming.
- Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is celebrated as one of the planet’s Blue Zones. You can return home refreshed and rejuvenated after visiting this healthy, long-life spot. Santa Teresa also is a Blue Flag Beach in Costa Rica.
- For 7 years in a row Costa Rica has been named one of the most sustainably happy countries in the world by the Happy Planet Index. Come see for yourself what all the happiness is about.
How to get to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
From the capital city of San Jose, you’ll need to take a ferry from the port of Puntarenas across the Nicoya Gulf to Paquera. From there, drive west following the signs to Malpaís and Santa Teresa. The road ends at the beach of Playa Carmen. To the right (north) is Santa Teresa. Or, you can fly from San Jose to Tambor on the southern peninsula and drive from there.
Article by Shannon Farley