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Frequently Asked Questions
When is the wet and dry season?
Costa Rica has two main seasons, the rainy and the dry season. The dry season commonly starts in November and goes until the end of April. Rainy season typically begins in May and goes until November. The months that you can expect the most rain would be September
and October. Costa Rica does have tropical weather and during the rainy season, you can expect sunny mornings and afternoon showers that last about two hours before the sky clears again. Because of the geography of Costa Rica, it has different micro-climates making it a destination that can be traveled year round. The Guanacaste region is the driest of the country, making it a recommended area to visit during the rainy season.
The traveler that wants to be on the safe side should travel to Costa Rica between the months of December and April. During this time the weather is very nice throughout the entire country. During the months of September and October, it is recommended to travel on the Caribbean side because on the Pacific side, a lot of rain is to be expected. Don’t fear the rain. Unlike in Europe, the rain is a lot more pleasant in the beautiful, warm country of Costa Rica.
Even in the rainy season, one can expect a heavy rain shower every day and the sun may disappear for short periods of the day. Continuous days of rainfall are the exception to this rule, but are not common.