What’s The Rainy Season Really Like? By Shawna Mullen (8 years in CR and counting…)


Most people avoid September and October in Guanacaste, since those are the rainiest months of the year. If you just wanted to sit on the beach or play some golf, I might skip those months too…but for a surf vacation, these months can be great.


Rainy is relative. Sure, you could get skunked and have to surf in a downpour for a few days–but you’ll already be wet, right? More often, these months are marked by clear sunny mornings followed by big thunderstorms in the afternoon, finished off by insane double rainbows and the most spectacular sunsets of the year. Some years it hardly qualifies as rainy season (last year was really mild) and some years it rains a bunch, but you still don’t need a wetsuit. The air and water temps stay in the 80s. Everything is super green, flowers bloom, it’s gorgeous–and the thunderstorms can be stunning too; vertical and horizontal purple lightning tearing across the sky with earth-shaking thunder. Sometimes the electrical storms continue to light up the night sky long after the rain has stopped. Nature puts any fireworks display to shame.


While the weather can be a crapshoot, the swell is consistently bigger in South Swell Season–so the surf usually rocks in the low season. And the best part is that those waves are pretty empty. Some other local businesses just close up for the rainy months, so airline tickets drop, we offer a big discount on our rates, and it gets nice and quiet everywhere. Locals love it, and we always have fun with the guests who come down that time of year. We like to schedule cheap, fun activities (like going to local Tico Cantinas for Dancing and Karaoke, Movie Nights, Card Games and Boardgames, etc.) and everyone is even more tranquillo than usual. Sounds fun right?


Green Season dates run from September 4th – October 30th. Witch’s Rock Surf Camp has now started selling our weekly packages at 25% off for new guests and 30% off for our special return guests.


Book now at 888-318-7873, and you’ll be down for low-season!


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