It may surprise you, given that the Central Valley, Central Mountain Range and Pacific Coast of Costa Rica are swimming under a rain cloud, that today on the Costa Rica Southern Caribbean Coast it was hot and sunny, with blue skies and calm seas.
Costa Rica Caribbean Summer is in full radiant glory. While most parts of Costa Rica are in peak rainy season in September and October, the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica has a unique microclimate giving the region from Tortuguero to Manzanillo the best weather during these months.
“The weather is so sunny, so hot now. The ocean is flat and there are no waves. It is perfect for kayaking and snorkeling right now in Puerto Viejo and the Cahuita National Park,” commented Sylvia Mendes de Silva, operations manager for Hotel Le Caméléon by Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
The Costa Rica Caribbean Coast offers some of the best surfing in Costa Rica, but this time of year, when seas are calm, it is the time to go snorkeling. The crystal-clear waters of the Cahuita National Park are the site of the largest and only mature coral reef on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast.
Scuba diving also is excellent this time of year, with good visibility (20-30 meters or 60-90 feet) and no currents. There are more than 25 fixed dive locations in the Southern Caribbean, ranging from shallow coral gardens to deep, fringing reefs and vertical walls over 140 feet.
Now is the season for dolphin tours and great sea kayaking along the coast. October brings the famous annual carnival celebration in Limon, happening this year from Oct. 19-21.
Costa Rica Caribbean Summer is the time for special deals at Costa Rica boutique hotel Le Caméléon, the only upscale hotel on the southern Caribbean Coast. Available from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, take advantage of 30% discounts on direct bookings at Le Caméléon from Sunday to Thursday, and 20% off on Fridays and Saturdays. If you stay three or more nights, you can receive a $50 credit to use in the restaurant or the Spa. Make last-minute reservations on their website and you can possibly find discounts up to 50% off; restrictions apply.
Le Caméléon Hotel, on the gorgeous beach of Playa Cocles by Puerto Viejo Costa Rica, is an Enchanting Hotel of Costa Rica. Le Caméléon offers chic, modern rooms and suites, and the La Sula Sea Lounge fronting Cocles Beach.
Article by Shannon Farley