Why travel to Costa Rica?
Few places in the world present, within such a small and accessible area, so much natural diversity, so many species of plants and animals as Costa Rica. It is a relatively small country, only 51,100 square kilometers, but when you travel to Costa Rica you will be surprised to see how many unique experiences it can offer. An impressive 24.6 percent of its territory is protected under the status of National Parks, Biological Reserves and National Wildlife Refuges. No other country in the world has dedicated so much of its territory to the protection of the environment.
Costa Rica is an oasis of calm among its turbulent neighbors and an ecotourism heaven, making it one of the best places to experience the tropics with minimal impact. It’s also mostly coastline, which means great surfing, beaches galore and a climate built for laziness. If you are not the lazy kind, Costa Rica also offers plenty of more physical activities: world-class sport fishing, Canopy tours, hiking, visiting active volcanoes, surfing, and scuba diving, to name just a few. The weather is pleasant all year, which stimulates a peaceful life among its residents and allows tourists to explore and venture out without worrying about anything other than taking advantage of accessible trips and relatively short distances – less than one day between regions.
Things you should know when planning to travel to Costa Rica …
The temperatures are steady all year, bring more shorts and T-shirts than warm clothes unless you plan to go trekking in the mountains.
The busiest time is the Easter week or around Christmas. December to April are popular with tourists as it is the dry season.
Is it wise to travel to Costa Rica during the rainy season?
During the rainy season, the temperatures are usually the same as in the dry one, and it rains almost every day in most regions, but please note: The rain usually starts at noontime and usually not for more than 2- 3 hours. Most days start dry and sunny, so you can still enjoy and do different activities. This is less true for the Caribbean side, which has a more chaotic rain regime. August is called “the small summer” and it rains a lot less than in the other months. October and November are usually the wettest.