As Canadians, we used to talk about the weather all the time. It was a favourite pastime.
It’s interesting. Once we arrived in Costa Rica and realized the temperature is always warm the conversation revolved around how dry, how humid or how wet it was. That sure limits the range of conversation when it comes to the weather.
After 5 years of living in Guanacaste, we’re still awed by the fact that we can go outdoors without a sweater or jacket even at 6:00 in the morning and not feel chilled. Taking a walk on the beach in the early morning sun is the only way to start your day!
In Calgary, even in the middle of the summer, most wouldn’t consider going out in the morning without a sweater or at least a wind breaker. Try sitting around a campfire in August in the Rocky mountains without long pants and a jacket! You’d freeze! Here, you can’t imagine anyone even wanting to start a bonfire on the beach. It would be too hot.
One question we get asked all the time is “What’s the rainy season like?” “Is it really wet?”
Imagine your best spring or early summer day - that would be rainy season in Playas del Coco. Sun in the morning, clouds start to build in the early afternoon and MAYBE a shower or two in the afternoon. You may see a little more rain in September and October but it’s still warm out! One thing that makes the rainy season worth it in Guanacaste is when everything turns green. The gardeners have a heck of a time keeping up with the growth.
If you enjoy the warm weather all year round, this is the place to be!