WHAT IS THE BEST TRAVEL TIME TO COSTA RICA?

Into Nature maps out your wishes and lists the advantages and disadvantages of the activities in different periods. This will give you an idea of what to expect during dry and rainy periods and what is the best travel time for you in Costa Rica.

Nature lovers travel all year round. If you are interested in a specific activity or nature event check out our annual calendar below. If you are stuck to a certain period, we can recommend you the best locations in the country where you can or do your favourite activities. You decide what you want to experience.

December to April

The driest months in Costa Rica. But especially at the end of the dry period, tropical nature is ready for a rain shower. In the dry period on the west coast, especially around Christmas, tourism is at its peak. In the dry season you can also expect a heavy rain or thunderstorm in the afternoon.

May to November

It is the rainy season. Especially May and October. The Caribbean east coast generally gets more rain than the Pacific west coast, but the coast has a drier period in September. In the rainy season, also called the green period, the prices for hotels are often lower. In the rainy season it can also be dry, it usually only rains in the afternoon. Don’t forget, you don't go to a rainforest for nothing, do you? One thing is certain: the weather in Costa Rica is difficult to predict and Into Nature is used to adapting its activities to the weather where necessary.

SPECIAL TO SEE AND TO DO

* Hundreds of turtles crawling to the sea,
* The amazing transparent body of a glass frog,
* The clearest galaxy ever seen with shooting stars,
* Spotting and photographing popular birds,
* The largest migration of butterflies on earth,
* The impressive view of migratory birds,
* Rafting on a wild river through the jungle,
* Idyllic sunsets on deserted beaches,
* Waterfalls off the beaten track,
* Spotting humpback whales, sloths and another wildlife.

Activities Calendar all year around

Activity calendar
 Activity
Ja
Fe
Ma
Ap
Ma
Ju
Ju
Au
Se
Oc
No
De
 Sea turtles ‘arribadas’          
   
 Leatherback turtles
                 
 Crocodiles
               
 Birding
 Quetzal  
               
 Bird migration                
 
 Hummingbirds          
 Glass frogs          
 
 Frog tour
 Fer de Lance snake
                 
 Luminous beetles
               
 Whales
     
   
 Cave
             
 Waterfalls
 
 Kayaking
 Volcanoes
 Hotsprings
 Shooting stars    
   
     
 
 Butterfly migration    
             
 Chirippo mountain
           
 Diablitos (Indigenous ceremony)                      
 Rainy season        
 Dry season