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Costa Rica’s weather is defined primarily by its two seasons: dry and wet. Or, summer and winter. High and low. Whatever the name, the dry season is still dry and runs from about mid-November through mid-May. In mid-May, the rains begin and the wet, or green season picks up until mid-November. That is, except on the Caribbean coast, where the seasons are flipped and the driest months are mid-May through mid-November. Confused? Read on for answers.

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