Costa Rica is situated just above the equator this implies that it experiences tropical climate throughout the year. It does not have the four climate seasons enjoyed by countries located in northern and southern poles. Thus there is rainfall in this country throughout the year. For those who are planning to tour Costa Rica it is very important to know the best time to trip and also get acquainted with the rules and regulations failure to which you may end up suffering or embarrassing yourself and your home country. This article will give you more information on when and how to trip Costa Rica.
1. Dry season
The right time to tour this country is on dry season which is the time it gets more tourists than other seasons. During this season, the average temperatures range from 25-30 degrees celsius. The best month is January because there is no rain and clouds. The weather is ideal to tour Caribbean sea coast and northern plains. You can comfortably do activities such as sailing, surfing and diving.
2. Rainy season
The country’s rainy season is from June to October which is the best time to visit forest areas where there is green foliage when rainfalls. September and October is when the rain is heaviest and roads may not operate because of flooding and you may not be allowed to visit coastal regions. Also take into account that there is climate variation in Costa Rica’s regions such as the inland parts.
3. When to enjoy low prices
If you want to incur low costs by enjoying low prices and free crowd in Costa Rica then arrange a visit between April and November. There is small rain but there is peace in the country. The tourist attraction areas are clear because due to low turn up of tourists in the country.
4. The Traffic in Costa Rica
During high season, tourist attraction areas of this country are crowded and traffic jam is high. For example, Jaco beach is full on Sunday afternoon and you will find a long traffic most of time because the roads in this country are very few something her government should do something about it.
5. Visa requirements
There is variation in visa requirements and it depends on your nationality and the purpose of visiting this country such as business reasons, resident or as tourist. For example, chinese citizen is required to have a tourist visa or business visa while Danish citizen does not require any visa. Therefore it is important to understand the requirements of your nationality before you visit costa Rica. However passport is a must for anybody visiting this country.
6. Best costa Rica destinations for first timers
If you are a first time tourist to Costa Rica it is important to know that there are so many destinations you can land but the top ten of the best destinations are Monteverde and santa Elena, Cerro Chirripo, playa Samara, Montezuma, Volcan Arenal, Reggae in Puerto Viejo, Mal pais and Santa Teresa, Central valley thrills, Parque Nacional Tortuguero and parquet National Manuel Antonio.