ARENAS DEL MAR – GREEN SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
GREEN SEASON DAYS AT ARENAS DEL MAR
Want to see Costa Rica at its most colorful, alive with an abundance of animals rather than tourists? For a truly authentic rainforest experience complete with real-life rain, the Green Season, lasting through October, is an ideal time to visit!
First-timers often fear that they’ll be stuck in their rooms for their whole vacation, but the reality couldn’t be further from this. During Green Season, it typically only rains for a few hours a day, mostly in the afternoon and at night. It’s not uncommon to have totally rain-free days either.
When it comes to Costa Rica, you can forget the weather apps! Costa Rica is a country is a country of many micro-climates and forecasting weather pattern especially in Green Season is next to impossible. You might have breakfast on one side of a volcano or mountain range to the sound of rain pounding down, yet just a few miles away in a completely different micro-climate, skies will be perfectly bright and blue! You may fall asleep to heavy rains and wake up to a whole day of glorious sunshine.
TYPICAL GREEN SEASON DAYS
Mornings are sunny and warm. Most activities and excursions are scheduled in the morning so you’ll have plenty of time while the sun is out to go on rainforest adventures or relax by the beach and pool. The rains normally make an appearance in the afternoon, just in time for post-lunch naps. There’s nothing quite like a siesta or a little reading break while listening to the sounds of tropical rain! The downpours here are warm – temperatures never drop below 26°C – and they can clear up just as quickly as they start. Hopes of an afternoon cocktail and open-air dinner are never lost!
Relax on your private terrace as the rains clear up in time for a beautiful sunset
RAIN FALLS AND RATES DROP
In addition to seeing Costa Rica at its lushest, there’re other reasons to visit Arenas del Mar during Costa Rica’s Green Season. During this time of year, international airfares are lower, visitor crowds are fewer, and room rates are always discounted. With the pool, beaches and national park trails all to yourself, you’ll feel like a rock star on a totally exclusive vacation! You can look forward to extra personalized service too, and some memorable conversations with the locals.
Have the beach all to yourself for a fraction of the price during Green Season
Green Season is also a major animal-spotting period. Birding in Costa Rica (even for non-birders) is an excellent experience year round but particularly during fall you’ll see the many migratory birds making their way south. It’s also the time of year when baby sea turtles hatch on Costa Rica’s beaches and majestic humpback whales frolic with their young in the warm tropical waters of the Pacific. Another highlight is the crocodile cubs born in the Tarcoles River around this time of year.
During Green Season humpback whales can be seen from Arenas del Mar
THE GREEN SEASON TOUR
Home to a large waterfall, Green Season is undoubtedly the best time to visit Los Campesinos Reserve which is located on the Savegre River on the Central Pacific coast. Ideal for adventurers who want to get a glimpse of rural life in a mountain, it’s worth taking a trip with an expert guide. They’ll share their knowledge on medicinal plants in the forest and lead you across a spectacular suspension bridge to the natural pools of the waterfall to cool off. There’s also a lookout point with incredible views of the Pacific.
Los Campesinos Reserve near Arenas del Mar
With Green Season almost coming to an end for 2017, hurry and book your stay!