Veranito is the name for the temporary lull in the green season that comes in late July and early August in Costa Rica. These precious three or four weeks bring a reduction in the level of rain, giving way to sunny hot days and cool, misty evenings. So, if you’ve been thinking about making a trip down to Lapa Rios in Costa Rica, now is the time!
What is the green season?
The green season here begins in May and goes until mid-November, and is a magnificent time to see the country. During this time, the rainfall all over the country increases, bringing about the rejuvenation of ecosystems and habitats.
Why is the green season a great time to go to Costa Rica?
Well, fortunately for those interested in traveling here, there are many misconceptions about the realities of this season! This means that prices are often lowered, so you can get incredible value for your dollar. The green season is truly a wonderful time to visit. Flora and fauna flourish, the sounds of the rainforest reverberate through refreshed soil, rivers thrive, the rainforest grows more mystical, and certain parts of the country which during the high season are dry and bland come alive with color and vitality. Another advantage is that the wetness tends to come at the same time each day, being in the late afternoon, so planning activities with this in mind, is very doable!
What are downsides of travel during this time?
As the increased rainfall brings increased wetness, driving can be a little more difficult. However, for guests coming to Lapa Rios, the roads taken to reach us are well travelled, so they are fine, even during this time of year. In addition, because Lapa Rios is surrounded by rainforest, guests never have to go far to see the natural wonders of the Osa Peninsula. They’re often right outside your jungle bungalow!
Ultimately, don’t be disillusioned.
Even during the dry season here it rains! Costa Rica is covered in rainforest… after all. The immense wilderness will captivate, the friendly people will warm and the stunning wildlife will inspire, during any time of year.
Check out this blog for a detailed outline of when to travel in Costa Rica and what you’ll experience at different times of the year!