When people hear the term “rainy season”, they picture cloudy days and nights, torrential downpours, mudslides, and floods, but the Costa Rica rainy season varies from coast to coast and inland to coastal locations. The real Costa Rica weather during rainy season may not be as bad as you think.
May through November is considered rainy season, or green season, in Costa Rica. But don’t let the word “rainy” fool you. Sometimes it’s the only time of year you’ll see rain, especially in the tropical dry forest in the province of Guanacaste. Here, it can go months without so much as a drop of moisture, but that’s in the dry season, which is December to June.
Costa Rica rainy season, or green season, is the best time to see the Pacific Coast in Guanacaste looking lush and green. Visiting the tropical dry forest during the green season will give you that jungle vibe you have likely been dreaming of since you started planning your Costa Rica vacation.