It is the start of the dry season. So, the weather starts to completely clear up.
Things start to get more expensive as the high season begins. It is hard to find lower prices for hotels, rental cars, and activities.
Everything still looks lush and green from the heavy rainy season.
The Costa Rican school year ends, so a lot of locals will be traveling as well (roads are busier, more things are booked out etc.).
In the first half of the month, the madness of dry season hasn’t fully begun yet. There won't be too many tourists.
The weather can be really windy, especially in the central part of the country.
There are a lot of fun cultural opportunities, especially around Christmas time.
There is more demand for hotels, rental cars, activities etc. Things book out FAST!
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