A: This is always a difficult question for Costa Rica. There are two primary seasons. Mid-December through April is the dry season (high season). May through November is the green season (low season).
My personal favorite is the Dry Season. I prefer the lower humidity, even though it means higher prices and more people. Many of my friends like the Green Season due to the lower prices and fewer people. They also tell me it makes them slow down a bit as they do activities during the sunny morning and rest and rejuvinate during the afternoon rains.
A: Costa Rica is located near the equator, so it is always warm and tropical. As noted above there are two seasons, with the drier winter and wetter summer. There are also great variations in weather from the Pacific Coast to the Volcano Region to the Caribbean Coast, so much of it will depend upon your itinerary. In general tempuratures throughout the year range from the mid 70's to the low 90's during the day, and drop into the 60's ovenight. There is not alot of fluctuation.
A: No place is always completely safe, nor can we as professional travel advisors guarantee anywhere is safe at all times. Overall Costa Rica has been and will continue to be a stable safe environment for traveling and visiting. We work with each client to develop an itinerary, discuss travel insurance, and design a program that offers safe travel options for all levels of risk. Costa Rica does not experience many of the natural disasters found in many places we travel.
A: Costa Rica is a very unique country with beautiful beaches, rainforests, immense bio-diversity, volcanos and so much to see. I usually recommend that you at least plan to visit two regions while you are in the country. So much is dependent on the desires of the traveler, but two stops will give you a great experience in Costa Rica. Our Advisors are experienced and travel to Costa Rica regularly and can help you choose the perfect itinerary.
A: Yes! All Inclusive Resorts are a growing option for travel to Costa Rica. There are a variety of properties from smaller boutique hotels to large traditional All Inclusive companies opening up in the country. We have a few of our favorites that have been taking care of our clients for years.
A: Driving is an experience of it's own in Costa Rica! It is possible and easily done, but most of our clients are looking for a relaxing restful escape and prefer us to arrange transfers throughout the trip. That being said, I rent a car many times for my personal travel. Navigation can be difficult and signs are few and far between.