Costa Rica's yearly question; Rainy Season Yet?

San José

Rainy season yet - or not? This is the famous question every year.

Right about this time of year, right after Easter; we start to get a short but strong amount of rain. The rain is actually well welcomed due to the last few months being extremely hot and dry. The plants are drained and so is everything else, including me, so when those first drops happen there is shared happiness and festive feeling in the air around town. Theses rains are usually a refuel of water for plants and rivers to carry them thru what is the last stretch of summer. Summer technically ends in May. Once May hits you can officially say that rainy season will start at any moment.

This year the rains have come heavy as always, but there is the famous question…… Is this rainy season already? 50% say yes - the other 50% say no. I’m on the side of no, although I’m second guessing myself on this on this year. It does not upset me in the least to be wrong, I love rainy season!!

Why? Well, its cooler, less crowds, sunny days, rainy afternoons which keep the nights cool and the gardens green. People tend to think that rainy season means no fun or torrential rains, even worse – monsoon rain. Now this does happen on occasion but 90% of the time it is fun rain.

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After these 3 hot sunny rainless months I’m ready for a cool rainy afternoon and a good book!! Rainy season yet - or not? This is the famous question every year. Right about this time of year, right after Easter; we start to get a short but strong amount of rain. The rain is actually well welcomed due to the last few months being extremely hot and dry. The plants are drained and so is everything else, including me, so when those first drops happen there is shared happiness and festive feeling in the air around town. Theses rains are usually a refuel of water for plants and rivers to carry them thru what is the last stretch of summer. Summer technically ends in May. Once May hits you can officially say that rainy season will start at any moment.

This year the rains have come heavy as always, but there is the famous question…… Is this rainy season already? 50% say yes - the other 50% say no. I’m on the side of no, although I’m second guessing myself on this on this year.  It does not upset me in the least to be wrong, I love rainy season!!

Why? Well, its cooler, less crowds, sunny days, rainy afternoons which keep the nights cool and the gardens green. People tend to think that rainy season means no fun or torrential rains, even worse – monsoon rain. Now this does happen on occasion but 90% of the time it is fun rain. 

After these 3 hot sunny rainless months I’m ready for a cool rainy afternoon and a good book!!

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