Top Ten Reasons We Love the “Green Season” in Costa Rica

The “green season,” also referred to locally as winter or the rainy season, generally runs from June through November in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. It’s certainly not cold like it is in the Northeastern US, however, it tends to rain more frequently, perhaps once a day in the late afternoon or early evening for a few hours. It’s a great time of year and here’s why:

1. Everything turns lush and green.  You can count numerous shades of green in San Ramon’s many valleys.

2. Less tourists are around. It’s a great time to take advantage of tourist activities without all of the crowds.

3. It’s cheaper. Hotels, restaurants, and recreation sites often provide deep discounts.

4. There’s nothing like the sound of rain pelting a roof and sleeping. It’s nature’s sleeping pill.

5. People just seem friendlier and more relaxed.

6. You can grow virtually anything. Just plant something early in the season and a few months later–or less–you’ll have an abundance of flowers or great fruit and veggies to eat.

7. Local cloud forests come alive with all kinds of flora and fauna for exploring.

8. It’s a great time to catch up on those indoor projects you have been putting off.

9. You get your chores done in the morning, have lunch and settle in for an afternoon nap–there is not much better in life.

10. You’ll likely have less friends and family visiting you. 🙂


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