After returning to the La Terraza Guest House B&B, I was enjoying some leftover Papa John’s pizza from the night before while writing this post when it began raining very hard. I could hear the drops of rain thumping against the red metal rooftop of my charming little bungalow. It was 73 degrees with 100% precipitation and I was just chillin’.
It’s been raining every day since I arrived in Costa Rica, sometimes just light showers and other times—like while writing this—pouring. People tell me that Costa Rica has two seasons: wet and dry. They say the wet season begins in May and ends in November.
I love the tropical rains, otherwise I wouldn’t have moved here. During this season, the pure natural beauty of Costa Rica comes alive and the hillsides turn a deeper shade of jade. trees, plants, and foliage across the landscape are lush as the rains bring cool air. This is one reason why people fall in love with this amazing and beautiful country.
Costa Rica is 673.80 miles (1,084.3 km) north of the equator, so it’s located in the Northern Hemisphere. Its climate can be described as mild. The country includes 12 climate zones, varying from hot and humid to very cool. It could be raining here in Grecia and dry in Tamarindo or Dominical. Before moving here, my sights were set on living in the beach town of Dominical, which reminds me a lot of Malibu in Southern California. While visiting Dominical on my first trip out last April, I discovered that it was a bit too humid for my liking.
The temperatures are mostly determined by elevation and other geographical factors. The higher up the mountain you go, the cooler the temperatures tend to be at night. Here in my area of the Central Valley, the temperatures vary from 70 degrees to the high 80s, which most people describe as “perpetual spring-like weather.”
(Written Before Covid – 19 Outbreak)