Greetings,

There is much discussion about rainy season in Costa Rica and what it actually means. We all know that rainy season is basically the equivalence of winter in locations that are otherwise known as a “tropical paradise”. The real question is just how much rain is there and would it still make a great vacation?

I’m not trying to say don’t come here, just realize that rainy season and especially the tail end aka late October is dead and for good reason. It can rain for days on end and it’s not some lame drizzle. It’s a full on assault aka a wall of water that comes and dumps on you with no mercy like your first girlfriend in high school at prom or something lousy like that.

I know gents who run bars in the Caribbean and they don’t even open from October 14th – November 1st.  Why? Because it’s officially the deadest time of the year and basically just a rainstorm. I’m mentioning this because if you’re taking a vacation and you only have a few weeks, go in high season. Sure things are pricier but you’ll get your “tropical experience” and even complain about the heat.

This photo was taken from my friend’s balcony and you can see that the front lawn has become a pond that is moving towards a lake. There was so much rain that the gardener had to dig a ditch. If you’re looking to just kick it and you’re somewhere cool it’s just business as usual. As a perpetual traveler, I’m quite liking it. It’s not as hot as usual and I don’t feel bad spending days at a time in front of the computer.

Tips hat,

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