There are two seasons in Costa Rica, rainy season and dry season. Some parts of the country are rainier than others, but if you are in Costa Rica between May and November, you can expect to experience some rain – from light morning showers to earth-shaking afternoon storms. It doesn’t usually rain the entire day, but the later into the rainy season you visit, the more likely there will be one or two stormy days.
It’s always a good idea to bring a rain jacket, umbrella and rain boots or waterproof shoes when you are visiting Costa Rica during the rainy season. Rainforest hikes, white water rafting, horseback riding, waterfall walks, wildlife tours and many other activities continue when it’s raining, or sitting on your balcony during a storm in Costa Rica is the epitome of peaceful. The smell of the rain quenching the forest is intoxicating, the sight of lightning striking the sea mesmerizing. The rumble of thunder reverberating through airspace is a warm reminder of the power of the planet. You can feel life abounding all around during one of these magnificent deluges. The storms cool the air and set up the sky for the most awe-inspiring sunsets, come and enjoy this Green Season.