Is October a Good Time to Visit Costa Rica: A Season of Surprises

Green forest with waterfall in Costa Rica's mountains

October in Costa Rica: Between the Rain and Radiance

When traveling to a tropical country in Central America, the term "rainy season" might initially be off-putting. Had I done a bit of research before my first trip to Costa Rica in 2013, I might have chosen a different destination. But, boy, am I thrilled I didn't!
On my first visit, I arrived in Costa Rica just a week after my birthday. As a vibrant 20-year-old in the heart of October, I was eager to soak up the sun and embrace the beach life in Manuel Antonio for two months. The reality? The experience surpassed all my expectations, and yes, I even got that tan—in the midst of the "rainy season"!
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