Rain is coming. In Costa Rica, the first showers of April signal the arrival of the green season, which the local people call winter (el invierno). It will last until November. In many countries with a temperate climate, rainfall are usually not welcome. But here, lately, the rain has been welcomed as the messiah. Because it has been five months without rain. So the first drop fallen from the sky had immediately watered all the conversations in town. Yes, Costa Rica is this kind of country where rain fills hearts with joy, overflows the earth and revives the brightest green colour of the vegetation. Here a 5 reasons to discover Costa Rica in winter.
Lush bright green vegetation
Everything is more alive and colorful. It tends to rain mostly at the end of the afternoon two hours on average), while it’s sunny the rest of the time. Rain and sun is the perfect cambo for the tropical vegetation. After many months of dry season, the fauna and the flora are like reborn at the green season. Besides the vibrant green color of the three, the sweet smell of misty dewdrops that fills the air is way pleasant than the heavy atmosphere filled with dust.
Low prices accommodations
This is definitely the time of the year where you can get a very affordable price for a luxurious room that you would never have imagined to book one day. Some hotels have very good deals like 50% off or more.
Uncrowded national park
Nobody like to fight the crowds. In the green season, the good thing is that you won’t have to queue to get your ticket to visit a National Park. And when you are in, you won’t have to wait to be finally alone to get your perfect Instagram pic. Especially on one of the suspended bridges of the majestic Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. Or in Manuel Antonio National Park, you won’t be part of twenty people trying to spy a sloth sleeping in a tree.
La Fortuna, Rio Celeste, Bajos del Toro, Montezuma… The beauty of the waterfall will left you breathtaking. At the end of the summer, many of them are dry. But if you get the chance to come when the rain start falling again, waterfalls will reborn à the same time.
Cozy rainy moment
In winter, the air is a bit cooler and the temperature become perfect to take a power nap in a hammock during the afternoon showers. It’s also the right time to get your work done after a sunny morning at the beach. And when the rain stops falling, it’s already the moment to go out get a piña colada while waiting for the dinner.