Traditionally referred to as ‘green season”, Costa Rica’s winter, or rainy time of year is often considered the low period as far as business and tourism is concerned, but that is not to say it is not one of the best times to visit! Yes, there are typically fewer travelers through the country at this time, but that means all the more awesome for you!
If you are a surfer, you can enjoy quiet beaches with killer waves, and next to zero lineup past the break. Green season means more showers throughout the day, but early mornings (prime tide time) are still warm and clear. Later on, you can cool off with the afternoon rains, and look forward to potentially perfectly clear skies by sunset.
Got a serious sense of adventure? Look no further than our nearby jungle hikes and discover plentiful rolling rivers and wondrous waterfalls, really only worth the walk this time of year! White water rafting is also at its peak when the rivers swell and wave with panache! Not to mention, the surrounding rainforest becomes a little more mystical as well!
Are you an avid reader? Nothing invites digging into a good book like the calming patter of tropical raindrops and the need to be nowhere. And speaking of chill, this serene and green time is also a beautiful opportunity to fully explore yourself with our 7 night Juice Detox & Cleanse. The lush environment and tranquility that this time of year invite, make for the perfect opportunity to really “go within”, and discover deep and therapeutic cleansing.
And finally, perhaps one of the most exciting things to happen in the green season, is the “arribada” (the Spanish word for arrivals). The nearby Ostional Wildlife Reserve beachfront park, is the spot to hit for this rarely-seen biological wonder, when hundreds – and sometimes hundreds of thousands of the Olive Ridley sea turtle come to dig their eggs into the black, volcanic sand.
This occurs primarily during the rainy season, from August through December, in the week before new moon, when the number of nesting females are in the range of hundreds of thousands as opposed to tens of thousands for the dry season months.
If you are able to hang around for another 45-54 days, you can even be blessed enough to witness the hatching of those same eggs!
So if all this isn’t reason enough to visit, then maybe one last thing will convince you; come between June 1 and October 31, and save! We offer 30% discounts on room rates, and so really, why not book your unforgettable green season retreat today?