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When to Go

Guanacaste is usually warm and dry, especially from mid-December through April during Costa Rica’s dry season, which is the most popular time to visit. January is a great month to visit, after the rains have ended but while the rainforests are still lush and the beaches warm and sunny.

The Nicoya Peninsula boasts lovely weather, although the roads can occasionally become impassable during the rainy season from April to November. You can always take a short ferry ride from Puntarenas to Paquera.

Temperatures generally remain in the balmy mid-70s F through the mid-80s F throughout the year.

Region: Costa Rica

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Fast Facts

The Guanacaste tree, with its wide crown of greenery, was declared Costa Rica’s national tree on August 31, 1959.

This diverse country, with more than 500,000 varieties of species, offers much-needed refuge to around ten percent of the world’s wildlife.

Christopher Columbus arrived in Costa Rica in 1502, dubbing the colony rich coast. The country is clearly rich, however, in natural wonders. Today, it has become a leading producer of coffee and bananas, crops that grow well in the predominantly volcanic soil.

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