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Guanacaste - The Hotel Riu Palace

Palmyra, New York
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Guanacaste - The Hotel Riu Palace

We plan on vacationing in Costa Rica at The Hotel Riu Palace from May 24 - May 30, 2013 and was wondering what the weather is like at the end of May? Does this area experience alot of rain at the end of May and also when it does rain are we talking hours of rain or brief showers. Also how is the beach in this area? Or would the Westin Hotel be a better option for weather, hotel and beach? What is the average day time temperature in this area?

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Costa Rica
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1. Re: Guanacaste - The Hotel Riu Palace

While the weather wouldn't be that different, the Westin Playa Conchal would be a much better choice. It's thought by most people to be the best AI in Costa Rica and the beach is one of the prettiest. Not something you can say about the man-made beach at the RIU.

A much more pleasant experience at the Westin, I think, and without all the "baggage" of environmental and other ongoing problems at the RIU (called by some people "the most hated hotel in Costa Rica.")

Palmyra, New York
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2. Re: Guanacaste - The Hotel Riu Palace

What about the weather at the end of May? Does this area experience alot of rain?

Costa Rica
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3. Re: Guanacaste - The Hotel Riu Palace

Not a lot of rain in May and what rain there is, mostly occurs late afternoon/evening. You can get an idea from this: costa-rica-guide.com/Weather/WeatherMap.html which will show you typical rainfall patterns for various areas of the country.

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