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end of december-good time to visit?

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end of december-good time to visit?

hi we are considering CR at the end of december. would visit arenal, cloud forest and man antonio and ? would this be an okay time of yr to visit these areas or too wet?

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1. Re: end of december-good time to visit?

December is the second most popular month of travel to Costa Rica, is also early into the dry season and you will get some rain, but is not bad, you should be able to enjoy some sunny days in Arenal and the Pacific coast.

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Great conditions weather-wise. Its a busy time, as mentioned, and many hotels are booked up months in advance. Also airfares and hotel rates tend to increase over this period.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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It is a great time of the year...everything is green...and is the end of the rainy season...and of course most of the people are in a incredible happy mood...the holidays are here!

If you are serioulsy thinking about it...hurry up...a lot of hotels are getting full!

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!

Antigua, Guatemala
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4. Re: end of december-good time to visit?

Hi,

In the respect of weather, it's great! But it's also the busiest time and everything is more expensive.

However, it's totally fun!

Ciao,

Marina K. Villatoro

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5. Re: end of december-good time to visit?

I totally agree with Marina.

I personally would (and do) avoid the period from right before Christmas to right after New Years. When you read about people complaining about crowds in Costa Rica, you will usually find that they travelled in this period.

But - some people don't have a real choice of when they can take their vacations due to work or school. So - if you have a choice, I would chhose either a few weeks later. But if you don't have a choice - don't let that stop you.

raquel

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