The green season is moving in here in Costa Rica. We talk sometimes about what this all means when visiting. Many people know it is the best time to visit but some still do not. Why is it better? Where to begin… Surfing in Costa Rica is on average better during the green season with swells more plentiful during this time. White Water Rafting is at its best, rivers are full and ready for the adventuresome who wish to navigate through them. The Pacuare River is rated in the top 10 best in the world by National Geographic. The mighty Toro River offers an excellent trip with class 3 and 4 rapids.
Canyoneering, one of our most popular tours is at its best. This sport of rappelling down waterfalls, down climbing and river tracing through the rainforest is the highlight of many of our Costa Rica vacation packages.
Let’s not also forget how green everything is during this time of year which is how it gets the name. With the rain comes the Green Season. It does not rain all the time and not every day. We have just as much sun as we do rain in most cases so do not worry about being rained out. This rarely happens.
This time of year also brings with it the time for Sea Turtle Nesting to many of our beaches. The Green Sea, Leatherback, Olive Ridley, Hawksbill, and Pacific Green sea turtles all make their way back to the beached they were born on to repeat the cycle of life. 2 months after nesting the babies bravely make their way to sea in search of safety.
In addition to some of the best tours and everything in bloom, hotel discounts, tour discounts, and fewer tourists are also attractive to travelers looking to get away from it all.
July holds the mystery of little summer. This is 2 weeks or sometimes 3 of dry season like weather. You can get the benefits of both seasons, with full rivers and colors all around you while rain is not seen through much of Costa Rica. If you are lucky enough to catch this time of year you will not be disappointed.
Don’t miss the best time of year and we hope to see you soon! – CR Referrals – Costa Rica Vacations