Costa Rica is a land full of nature and cultural diversity. The country receives thousands of visitors every year especially during the summer season which starts in mid November all the way to April. This means if you want to save on your next trip, the month of May and June is the best time to visit Costa Rica. The two months usually marks a transition between the summer season and rainy season. During the season, popular destinations receive low turnout of visitors. You can, therefore, take advantage of the low pricing and enjoy the best trip in the country.

Below is a list of what to do

Grab a cup of coffee and bar of chocolate

The land prides itself in two popular tasty exports, chocolate as well as coffee. The country is known to grow the best quality coffee in the world. Besides that, it has the best coffee brewers hence you must get a cup of the sweet coffee before leaving the country. If you know how to taste coffee, then you are in luck. That said, Costa Rica also makes the best chocolate, for instance, the cubiertos.

Take a nature walk in the fresh farms

Imagine shopping at one of the local farms in the community. Since Costa Rica is committed to ecotourism goals, you will get a chance to learn from the famous farms such as Corso Lecheria. You will also get a chance to taste some of the best fruits you have never known to exist in the world.
Be honest, have you ever tasted the water apple and ocas fruits? I bet you have never! Don’t miss this lifetime opportunity as you will also get a chance to carry fresh mangos and bananas home.

Surfer’s Paradise

The country’s surfing is one of the best experiences for any visitor who enjoys riding the waves. The best part is that there are various conditions seemly for both experienced surfers and newbies.

You will also get a chance for thrilling activities such as horseback riding and canopying.

Study Spanish

The only and best way to study Spanish is by staying with Latin America. San Jose city offers most of the language schools where you can learn. However, you can also learn on the stunning beaches, while taking part in all of the exploration offered.

Join man’s best companions at the Land of the Strays
If you love dogs, then this is the best place to be. The paradise is full of shelter homes form stray dogs.

Two recognized seasons; commonly called the Dry Season (December to April) and the Wet Season (May to November). We prefer to call the “wet” season the Green Season because the countryside comes alive like the springtime in temperate climates.

The Atlantic coast has no well-defined dry season.

The Pacific coast, the Guanacaste area, is the driest and hottest. This is where you can find most of the beach resorts.

The Wet Season (Green Season) brings daily afternoon rains to the country.

Temperatures remain nearly constant all year round with variations primarily related to altitude.

Lowlands temperatures average between 80 and 90 degrees; Central Valley temperatures average around 72 degrees.

Temperatures in the mountains drop into the 50s and below.

San Jose temperatures can be hot during the day, but usually cool off to sweater weather in the evening.

The coastal waters are an almost constant 74 degrees on both coasts.

Located on the isthmus between North and South America.

Sits between 8 and 11 degrees North Latitude.

Bordered to the north by Nicaragua; to the south by Panama; to the west by the Pacific Ocean; to the east by the Caribbean Sea.

Land area of 19,730 square miles (about the size of West Virginia).

288 miles maximum length.

161 miles maximum width along northern border.

74 miles minimum width along southern border.

631 miles of Pacific coastline.

132 miles of Atlantic coastline.

Four major mountain ranges running roughly northwest to southeast, all of volcanic origin

Highest peak is Cerro Chirrip at 12,536 feet.

Over two hundred volcanoes have been identified; around a dozen are classified as active.

Ticos are famous for being friendly and helpful. There are a little more than three million of us, over half residing in the Central Valley around San Jose. We are mainly of European descent, mostly Spanish. However, you are likely to see any nationality you can name as Costa Rica has drawn immigrants from all corners of the globe.

Certainly, Costa Rica is the ultimate paradise. This small state of 50,000 square kilometers between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean has about the same size as Switzerland. Not only ecotourists and retirees praise it a lot for its abundance of fauna, flora such as trees. – the country has no military, no nuclear power plants, almost no illiteracy, lots of culture and no winter – thanks to its openness and friendliness toward foreigners and a thousand other reasons, Costa Rica is the ideal country for people who want to retire from an active professional or business life and become a resident.

The words that best describe Costa Rica are perhaps “pura vida”. It means “pure life” and that is what visitors to this Central American country will find. From exotic animal life to exotic scenery, travelers will find themselves inexorably drawn to Costa Rica and its residents.

The abundance of activities available will have travelers checking and re – checking their lists to make sure they haven’t passed anything up. Itineraries can include witnessing a spectacular volcano eruption from the luxurious warmth of a hot spring or a rushing trip through a cloud forest canopy. Of course, there are those who will do both!

Costa Rica means “rich coast” in Spanish and the words are not lost of this country. Named by Christopher Columbus, the country was colonized in the mid 1500s with Spanish settlers heading for the fertile central highlands.

One of the country’s most important assets is its people. Gregarious and hospitable, the “Ticos” set themselves apart when it comes to welcoming visitors. Whether helping you out with some complicated road directions or finding a good place to eat, Costa Ricans will go out of their way to help out a puzzled visitor.

San Jose is the capital and is the most cosmopolitan area in the country. Visitors like to spend a few days here visiting city sights and enjoying shopping and dining. While the shopping and other attractions are worthwhile, take a few hours to visit the city’s many interesting museums and colorful markets. The best of the museums are the Museo Nacional, which has displays of Costa Rica archaeology, colonial furniture, costumes and religious art; and the Museo del Oro Precolombino, which houses a dazzling collection of pre – Colombian gold pieces. One of the most impressive city buildings is the Teatro Nacional or National Theater. Built in the 1890s, it hosts plays, operas, symphonic orchestra concerts and ballets.

Tour operators have honed their skills to a fine art. They cater to visitors in a way that will leave you with more than a passing desire to spend more time here. For nature lovers, the country does not lack for an extensive variety of sights. With over 15 different ecosystems, the traveler is exposed to a wide variety of flora and fauna, landscapes and ever-changing climate. You can enjoy a trek through the pristine cloud forest environment of Monteverde or drive up to the rim of a crater and enjoy the spectacular view. The choice is yours!

Speaking of choices, the beaches are plentiful and postcard perfect. Whether you’re in the area of Guanacaste. Puntarenas or the Caribbean, the fine sand beaches with easy accessibility are a treat to visit and a pleasure to behold.

We invite you to join us now on a paseo through the idyllic land that is Costa Rica!!