“The Rainy Season” in Costa Rica

Playtias beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa RicaI’ve decided that the whole “the worst months of the year to visit Costa Rica are September and October” is actually just a false statement created by Costa Rica to give us (people living here) a break from the tourism that happens throughout the rest of the year.  I may regret saying this going into October (supposedly the WORST month of the year) but I just don’t know what people are talking about when they say that it pours down rain constantly during these two months and that a day of sunshine is a rarity.

For the last few months, it’s rained from like 4-6 p.m., every other day.  A few days there was a big storm in the morning or in the middle of the night but nothing consistent that kept me from going outdoors for at least part of the day and enjoying the sunshine and blue skies.

Rain in Costa Rica

Last year, in September and October, no rain.  I was told to buy galoshes (which I thought were some type of eyewear for skiing but it appears it’s a type of rain boot – I’m a California girl, neither of those things were ever in my wardrobe) and stock up the pantry as I wouldn’t be able to go outside.  It rained like 9 days total in all of September and October last year.

Sure, we could say it’s global warming (which it probably is) but I tend to think that it’s just a way to keep tourists out of the country for a months.

To be honest though, I do hope we get some good rains throughout the country in this coming month.  Starting in December, we’ll go into another drought until May and that brings all kinds of problems with water shortages and hazardous fire conditions.

So bring on the rain!  My pantry is stocked and supposedly, the local liquor store delivers!

Pura vida…Chrissy

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