3 Secrets About Costa Rica in Rainy Season

Costa Rica enjoys just two seasons annually . The dry season lasts from mid-November through April, and the rainy season or popular called Green Season, lasts from May to mid-November. The dry months are certainly popular with tourists, because the amazing hot summer in all their most popular beaches, but the rainy season can be a great time to go—think beaches all to yourself, cooler temps, brilliant vegetation, and lower prices. This is the one the best time to travel and vist Costa Rica , specifically if you travel on low budget . Here some secrets that any Tico will share with you about Costa Rica in Rainy Season:

Everything is Green !

You’ve never truly experienced such vibrant and intense vegetation until you visit.  Guanacaste area best know because it hot sumnners and windy , quickly became green all over. The Central Valley and Pacific Coast become vividly verdant and vibrant. Daily rains trigger blooming red, yellow, purple, pink, orange and white flowers, which draw iridescent hummingbirds and colorful butterflies to the lush vegetation. Expect cooler temperatures during this season. You’ll even find vegetation growing in between concrete in the streets.

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Cheap hotels and Tours: Hotel from $30 per night  

Between the months of May and November Low Season begins, where about every tour and hotel reduce their rates. You’ll find a lot more specials and availability during this season! More hotel vacancies ,attractive package deals and extra nights for free. It’s also likely they’ll offer room upgrades and spa credits for little or nothing extra. Since rivers are high and everything is so green, river rafting and zip-line canopy tours are far more beautiful and adventure-filled during green season. ATV Tours through can mean crossing rivers and splashing through giant mud puddles; horseback riding usually entails catching sight of a breath taking rainbow and even more awe-inspiring waterfalls.

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Enjoy Party all around the Country!!

Rain will not keep us in home, we will make more party than ever. Here some amazing events happening this season :

-The Virgin of the Sea Fiesta ( La Vierge del Mar), Puntarenas, Saturday closest to July 16, commemorates the Virgen del Carmen who saved the fisherman who prayed to her from a storm in the 1920s. On this day fishing boats and yachts are decorated colourfully in Puntarenas.  Besides sailing and racing there is plenty of dancing, food and drinking on that day.


·Annexation of Guanacaste Day (July 25) marks the annexation of Guanacaste, formerly a province of Nicaragua, by Costa Rica.

·Independence Day (Sept. 15) kicks off on the 14th, when schoolchildren light homemade lanterns and parade through the streets (Desfile de Faroles).

·Maiz Fiesta (Oct. 13) in Upala celebrates the corn harvest and includes crowning a Corn Queen, a traditional boat race on the Canalete River and a corn parade, similar to the Rose Parade, everything is made entirely of corn husks, kernels and silks.

·Limón Carnival, an entire week in October, occurs during a lull in the green season. The carnival celebrations the area’s Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage with swirling colors, great food and plenty of music.

With the green season upon us in Costa Rica, now’s the perfect time to head down to take advantage of great deals in this tropical paradise. I can think of reasons to visit Costa Rica anytime of year, really; after all, each season has its advantages and Costa Rica is always beautiful. But, I have to admit, green season is extra special for me.

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Museum of Guanacaste

Looking for things to do in Liberia? Museo de Guanacaste is a great spot to hit when looking for what to do in Liberia. The Museum of Guanacaste, located in the City of Liberia, a building built between 1932-1940, was the seat of the Command, ancient police service and served as a prison for the city. The Law 8543 of the Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica decrees the creation of the Museum of Guanacaste. In addition is declared in 1998, Historic Architectural Heritage of Costa Rica.

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A great little piece of history. Very educational. Not crowded. Easy to take your time and see everything. The jail cells are very interesting to the children also. This museum offers much more than just a jail.

Tour are not very long but very informative. Great place to visit. Would recommend anyone to come take a tour.

Right now is under renovation but many cultural activities are been hell to keep the Museum alive . So you can be informed in its official page for all activities coming soon

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Museum Information:

  • Museo De Guanacaste Address: Av 1, Liberia 50101, Costa Rica
  • Museo De Guanacaste Contact Number: +506-26657114
  • Museo De Guanacaste Timing: 08:00 am – 04:00 pm
  • Museo De Guanacaste Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Museo De Guanacaste(preferred time): 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Museo De Guanacaste: 01:00 Hrs

Here some coming event in this Museum

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March 20th. Battle of Santa Rosa

"Oleo de la época sobre la Batalla de Santa Rosa. Imagen suministrada por el Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría".
“Oleo de la época sobre la Batalla de Santa Rosa. Imagen suministrada por el Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría”.

The Battle of Santa Rosa was a battle between the forces of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Nicaragua forces were led by William Walker, a Soldier from Nashville, Tenessee, US that believed in Slavery and wanted to convert all of Central America into slaving territory.

It was one of the most important battles in the history of Costa Rica. The battle took place on March 20, 1856 at Hacienda Santa Rosa, Liberia, Costa Rica. Today is a historic old house preserved as a monument in center of a beautiful national park.

The fighting was caused by the arrival of William Walker in Nicaragua. He arrived to Realejo Port in Nicaragua with 57 soldiers. He convinced Patricio Rivas, the president of Nicaragua , to attack Costa Rica and extend his domain to all of Central America to make it a slave empire.

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The president of Costa Rica, Juan Rafael Mora Porras realized that Walker wanted to conquer them. On February 27, 1856, Mora declared the war against Walker and Nicaragua.
President Mora requested to all Costa Ricans between aged 15 and 50 to go to fight, because the army was very small. This brought together a group of ten thousand men ready to fight against Walker.

On March 4th, Joaquin Mora (brother of the president of Costa Rica) led the forces as they started their march towards Nicaragua, at the same time, the filibusteros made their way to Costa Rica and settled at Santa Rosa, in the province of Guanacaste.

On March 12th, they arrived in Liberia. There they join with Jose Maria Cañas and his battalion. On March 20th, the then thousand Costa Ricans walked to Hacienda Santa Rosa where the filibusters had formed their post at La Casona. At four o’clock, the Costa Rican battalions began the attack against the invaders.

After eighteen minutes, the Costa Rican forces won the battle. The few filibusters that had escaped went to Nicaragua. William Walker armed a new army. President Mora quickly moved on to Rivas with his 10000 men, and the Battle of Rivas started.

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