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September Weather


We are planning to visit in early September. Any idea about the weather ? Should we worry that it is the rainy season? Wondering what that entails...

Thank in advance!

Manuel Antonio...
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1. Re: September Weather

May thru September is my favorite time of year. Yes, it's part of our "rainy season", but this is what you can expect. The mornings and early afternoons are sunny and hot. This is when you'll take your tours, head to the beach or explore Quepos. In the late afternoon, you'll get some rain, but it's a WARM tropical rain and people go about their "business as usual". I'm from Fresno and when it rains there you want to get inside by the fireplace; not here. During our afternoon showers, it may rain for an hour, three hours, the rest of the night or maybe not at all. It's weather and you never know. It's a great time for reading or napping or just sitting on the terrace and watching the rain over the ocean. During these months it's cooler (but still very warm-we're in the tropics!), it's cleaner, it's greener and there are less tourists here. My favorite time. The temps range from 72-86 degrees.

Tulemar Dave

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2. Re: September Weather

September is usually the driest month on the Caribbean side so if you're looking for some sun, you could head for that side!

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3. Re: September Weather

Good advices...for Caribbean is summer and around Pacific...great wet weahter...my idea of a tropical country is like my country during the wet season...everything is so green and full of life!


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4. Re: September Weather

I had planned to go to Pacific Coast first week of September. SEems you are saying the Caribbean side is good, what about Pacific Side in and around Tamorindo

Manuel Antonio
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Sept is generally partly cloudy days with the rains starting in the mid to late afternoons and lasting thru the night. However, we can get periods that the rain can last a few days in a row. Most people just carry on as Dave said above and it is not that big a deal as it never gets cold. It is however nice on the Caribbean and if you head to the North part they are still giving tours to see the turtles lay their eggs at night. Enjoy!.

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As many have recommended I believe this is a great time to do a Caribbean side based vacation. If you like nature, I would recommend as LivNLarge mentioned, a trip to Tortuguero to see the turtles, but also the great array of wildlife presente. From there you can head south to the nice beaches in Puerto Viejo. You must consider the ambiance here is much relaxed and laid back that on the Pacific, so no huge resorts or big hotels, but a nice chilled out location. Depending on how long you re staying you can even include a couple of days in Arenal Volcano area.

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