Planning a trip to Dominical area and have a few questions that I wasn't able to find a definitive answer to online.
1) The trip is going to be either the first or second week of June. When researching weather in that area, I'm finding a very wide variety of responses in terms of when the "rainy" season starts. Some say it starts in May, others in June, others in July. Which is it? Most people say that when the rainy season does in fact arrive, it usually consists of a very short (30 minutes to an hour) rain storm usually in mid to late afternoon. Is that true? Many suggest doing excursions in the morning/early afternoon because of this. On an average rainy season week, does it actually rain every single day?
2) Many of the house rentals I looked at say included in the rental is a local cell phone. Will my iPhone on a USA based network (ATT) not work down there at all? The logistical problem is that I can't pick up the phone until I get to the house and thus for the 2+ hour drive from San Jose to Dominical I won't have a form of communication.
3) Driving from San Jose to Dominical it looks like there are two routes. First is on the 34, which is supposedly the most common way and apparently is a newly paved highway along the coast. The other route is via the 2 which looks like it goes through the jungle and is much more twisty. Is there any reason NOT to take the 2 besides the fact that it will take 30 mins longer?