Costa Rica vs. the Caribbean- so many decisions!

posted 1 week ago in Travel
Post # 2
4094 posts
Honey bee

I’m not an expert but my concern would be possible hurricanes because that area is notorious for hurricane season during the late summer/early fall. Perhaps, double check weather history patterns first?  :  

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Post # 3
152 posts
Blushing bee

We have stayed at the Westin Playa Conchal in Guanacaste twice. It’s all inclusive and we LOVE it there. We’ve been in June and in November, so not full rainy season, they say Guanacaste is the driest part of the country. I’d be happy to answer any questions! 

Post # 4
2491 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We went to Costa Rica last July and it was rainy season- it rained A TON- not just spurts of heavy rain and then sunshine, but a constant light drizzle. Granted, we did not go to Guanacaste- we were in Monteverde, Arenal, and Puerto Viejo. The rain didn’t bother us, though- the rainforests were lush and beautiful and the temperature was comfortable! The only concern was some roads flooded/there were mudslides which can cause issues with travel. But I believe that Guanacaste is more dry than other areas, even during rainy season.

Costa Rica is out of the hurricane belt so no worries for that, unlike a lot of Carribean islands- although if you stick further south, like Aruba for example, I don’t think hurricanes are a problem. 

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