Summer is Here! Costa Rica’s Dry Season Means More Glorious Sunshine
Cool trade winds are blasting through the Central Valley and afternoon showers have long since abated – a sure sign that summer has arrived here in Costa Rica. January marks the real beginning of the country’s dry season – a time when visitors flock to the beaches, volcanoes and mountains, reveling in the glorious weather that makes January-April one of the best times for a Costa Rica vacation.
Perfect time to plan your family beach vacation
Now is the ideal time to start planning your family holiday to Costa Rica’s famed tourist attractions, which draw millions of travelers each and every year. If your kids are begging for beachfront fun and exotic wildlife encounters, there’s no better place than the Central Pacific’s Manuel Antonio. Discover the thrills of snorkeling, boogie boarding and parasailing over the Cerulean blue waters of this popular tourist hotspot, which is home to the nation’s smallest (but most beautiful )national park. Your entire group can relax in comfort and luxury in one of our well-appointed Manuel Antonio villa rentals, many of which feature amazing ocean views and lookouts over the park.
A private paradise for you and your loved one
If a romantic getaway for two is in the works, you’ll soon learn why Costa Rica is routinely rated one of the world’s top destination wedding and honeymoon locations. Indulge in lavish spa treatments like a hot stone couples massage, enjoy a romantic sunset sail with champagne toast and tuck into a gourmet dinner under the stars. If staying in one of our ocean view rentals, take in the expansive vistas from your Infinity pool before testing your mettle on an exhilarating canopy tour or horseback ride through the countryside.
Amazing activities for nature lovers
The dry season months in Costa Rica are fantastic for both nature and animal lovers. Carara National Park near Jaco is teeming with mating scarlet macaws in January; leatherback sea turtles can be seen nesting on Playa Grande’s Las Baulas Marine Park in February; February and March sees dozens of migrating humpback whales off the shores of Dominical; and April is a great month to observe resplendent quetzals in the cloud forests of Monteverde. Wherever you go in this spectacular country, you’re bound to find eco-activities and guided nature tours that peak your interest.
12 hours of sunshine equals more time for outdoor adventure
There is no doubt that Costa Rica’s lush green season has its perks, but there is something to be said for a vacation unhindered by the threat of afternoon thunderstorms. No need to plan your adventure tours around dark clouds during the “high” season, as most days enjoy nearly 12 hours of continuous tropical sunshine – as long as you avoid the Caribbean coat where wet weather is more common. Sportfishing in Quepos and Tamarindo are exceptional this time of year; dolphin and whale watching tours abound, and the treetops are buzzing with the sound of zip-lining travelers at all hours of the day!