Costa Rica

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Costa Rica

Peak Season: January to March

Demand peaks in the dry-season months, when you can expect lots of sunshine, high temperatures, crowds, and higher hotel prices.

Off Season: May to November

Rainy season in Costa Rica, combined with more pleasant U.S. temperatures, render the summer months less desirable weather-wise (despite generally sunny mornings and reliably tropical temperatures) but a better bet in terms of budgeting and hotel availability.

Sweet Spot: mid-November to December; April

The best of both seasons – on the cusps of dry and rainy – with less rain and fewer tourists, plus (for Costa Rica) bargain-basement prices.

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