CR in June-July!

JJ asked 5 years ago

Hi Matt & Jenn! First of all, thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring story! I really enjoy reading your posts:-)
I discovered CR last December and really want to go back soon! My holiday though is in the summer, and I know it gets a bit wet there. I’m planning to go from the end of June to mid July. Last time I visited Arenal, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. This time I’d like to spend some time on the beach, Manuel Antonio and/or further north, Tortuguero and other national parks.
Are there areas that are less rainy this time of the year? Any places I should avoid? I don’t mind if it rains a bit, but would like some beach weather, and am really looking forward to the off-season feel of CR!
My plan is to relax on the beach, visit the jungle, do some activities, maybe rent a car, but most likely take busses and the small plane
Thank you in advance for some quick tips on travelling this time of the year.

1 Answers
Jenn and Matt Staff answered 5 years ago

Hi JJ, 
First off, apologies for taking so long to get back to you. If you haven’t already planned everything out, late June to mid-July is actually a really good time to visit. A lot of the country gets what they call a veronito (little summer) in the beginning of July, which means less rain (usually). It can actually be quite busy at some of the beaches then because lots of locals take vacation (schools here get 2 weeks off) and it is summer break in the States too. The Caribbean side (Tortuguero) can be pretty rainy in July but it is still worth a visit. Green turtles are usually nesting there then, so that is a plus! So overall, if you are looking for seclusion, maybe avoid some of the more popular beach towns during the local vacation weeks (this year it is July 3-14) if you can. Have fun! 

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