The rainy season is upon us again. These are the first weeks of May and the rainy season seems to be in full force, at least in the Central Valley where we reside. However, the rainy season started earlier this year because we started to see the first downpours in early April. I had a friend tell me that “she’s lived here for many years and never have seen this much rain in April. Typically, people here make plans for the different seasons just like anywhere else in the world. When I first visited Costa Rica back in April of 2019, I scheduled my visit to coincide with the rainy season and booked my reservations before May because I didn’t want to visit during the rains. It did rain some down in the Southern Pacific region of Dominical. Still, Costa Rica has many micro-climates, and different parts of the country may experience rain when another area is dry. That’s the beauty of Costa Rica that we love so much.
Rain does not stop anybody here because you get used to it during the season, and you try to plan your day accordingly. For example, it does not usually rain all day long. Occasionally the rains will start in the afternoon or during the night, so that being said, “you can go out, complete your chores and get back home before the downpour’.
The seasonal rains bring a new look and freshness to Costa Rica. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always beautiful and green here, even in the dry season, but the rainy season just brings out the vivid colors of the flora and fauna that are simply amazing. 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, especially in the higher elevations of Grecia.
This is Pura Vida!