A Travel Guide on the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica

65% of Americans are going to travel more than they did before the pandemic this year.

Planning a vacation anywhere can be stressful for many people, but planning a vacation abroad is especially taxing. You have a lot more options and factors to consider, but it can be difficult to know if you’re making the right choices! 

Where should you stay? What is the best time to visit Costa Rica? How can you make sure you maximize your trip?

To find the answers to all of these questions, keep reading below for your guide to visiting Costa Rica. 

Select the Right Place to Stay While There

There are a few main types of lodging you’ll find in Costa Rica, but the one that will be perfect for you may not be perfect for the next person.

When going on vacation, the first thing people think of is likely a hotel. Costa Rica has hotels, like most places in the world that accept tourism, but they may not be the best choice for everyone. Depending on the location you wish to spend your time in, you might want to consider something that is more comprehensive for your vacation.

Eco-lodges are also a great option for some travelers, but only if you want to stay close (and exposed) to the wildlife in the area.

Are you looking for luxury instead? You can choose an all-inclusive villa for your stay to maximize your experience. You can learn more about the benefits of choosing an all-inclusive villa in Costa Rica before making your choice, but you definitely will want to consider this luxurious option before booking anything else. 

Regardless of what you choose, you will want to weigh all of your options to make sure you’re comfortable no matter what time of year it is.

Choose the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica

To choose the right time for you to plan your Costa Rica trip, you’ll need to think about what you would prefer in terms of weather and atmosphere while there. Costa Rica has both a dry season and a green season. 

The dry season runs from December to April with the green season being the remainder of the year (May to November). April is the hottest month of the year in Costa Rica on average, but the temperature otherwise will stay pretty consistent year-round.

As you may have guessed, the dry season is dry because there is less rainfall. Green season consists of much more rainfall, but is still a favorite for many people that travel to Costa Rica because of the lush scenery, active wildlife, sunnier mornings, and fewer crowds. 

You will also want to think about the part of Costa Rica you’ll be staying in. Different regions have their own temperatures and feel to them, even at the exact same time.

Have the Ultimate Costa Rica Vacation

Now that you know what the options for lodging are in Costa Rica and what the best time to visit Costa Rica is in general, it’s time to officially start planning your trip.

You have many more details to work out, such as the things to do in Costa Rica that interest you, the local food you want to try, and more. As you’re planning your trip, take a second to check out our Travel section for even more tips and tricks that will help you take advantage of your time away!