Many travel companies will tell you to avoid travelling tropical countries during the rainy season and Costa Rica is no different, but there is generally a misconception about the wet and dry seasons. Many people assume that because it is the dry season then it doesn’t rain...which is not the case! Most of the great places to visit in Costa Rica are surrounded by or in the middle of the rainforest where it tends to rain year round, hence the name. It is called the dry season because it rains less, so it might be more appropriately termed the ‘drier’ season. It stretches from December through to April and it is often referred to as the best time to travel to Costa Rica, but as a result you may see inflated prices which may end up pushing the limits on your budget.
The rainy season, or ‘green season’, as it has become affectionately known, starts in May and can be a fantastic time to travel to Costa Rica. The earlier months in particular can be an extremely advantageous as the hustle and bustle of peak season is significantly reduced; the prices of accommodation become a lot more accessible and there is a great chance to picking up special offers.