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Topic: rain

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« on: February 04 2005 21:02:00 »

im planning to go to costa rica from june to august and was wondering how bad the rain is.



RE: rain

« Reply #1 on: May 02 2005 00:05:00 »

I was there in march and april so im not sure if this totally applies..but...when i was there (during the beginning of the rainy season) on the Carribean side, it rained almost every day and it poured hard!  I would say The carribean side rains harder and more frequently than the pacific side...So if you love the rain and cheaper costs then u picked a good time to go. Good luck dude



RE: rain

« Reply #2 on: May 03 2005 15:05:00 »

Yo, I lived there for a year as a exchange student and that time of year is like the peak of the wet season.  expect rain almost all day but don't worry it isn't that cold rain we get here it stays warm and I actually enjoyed surfing in the rain.



RE: rain

« Reply #3 on: May 28 2005 11:05:00 »

Howzit!I thought that every morning it would be sunny and offshore on the pacific side, and that it only starts raining from about 3 o' July that is.  Offcourse I could be mistaken..anyone who knows?



RE: rain

« Reply #4 on: July 02 2005 20:07:00 »

Hey man just charge...i was there for 3 month during that time and afternoon showers, mayby a late night one as well were great.  Its the tropics FACE!  Just watch out for your buddy the crocs, that hang in the rivermouths.  Hard to see cuz the beat it!



RE: rain

« Reply #5 on: July 06 2005 16:07:00 »

Kudos.  You guys are pretty much dead on on the weather.  I troll all the message boards and see all kind of crazy weather posts.  I've lived here for six years and have to deal with the rainy season questions all the time.



RE: rain

« Reply #6 on: August 03 2005 19:08:00 »


I understand your concern for the rain.  I studied in Costa Rica from September to early December, pretty much the height of the rainy season.  During this time I never had rain ruin my surf trips to Guanacaste.  If it does rain it is usually in the late afternoon.  The downpour sometimes becomes a problem in the south caribbean side.  The storms sometimes make it more difficult to surf and I saw a lot of broken boards south of Puerto Viejo and in Bocas Panama.  It is worth mentioning that if you like to snorkel as well, a few days of rain can wreck the visibility for quite sometime on the caribbean.

Good luck and bring a Poncho!

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