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How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

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How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

We will be honeymooning at Arenal and then the Santa Teresa area in mid July. Just curious how bad the wet season is in those areas? Will we still get to enjoy the beach and some sun? Thanks for your advice.

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1. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

Not bad most of the time in July.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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2. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

It does not look that bad this year...as they said...this year is LA NIÑA year...less rain!

July by tradition is a great month of the year...one of the best!

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3. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

I have been in this area a few times this time of year and it has been fine. I hear it gets bad in September though.

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4. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

Worst in October!

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5. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

What is the weather like in Costa Rica in August?

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6. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

What is the weather like in Costa Rica in August?

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7. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

Wet...nice and wet around August!

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8. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

Sept. and Oct. are not much fun months to visit Santa Teresa. Many business owners take these two months off and get away for a vacation elsewhere therefore many hotels and restaurants are closed. The roads are muddy with huge pond sized mud puddles which make it an adventure to get around! It's not much fun if you are dealing with it day after day for the entire two months. If you are visiting for a short time (a week or two), you might find it interesting and challenging! It does get old after a while!

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9. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

LOl - wet season is usually nice (unless you get a really big storm, I even enjoy those)., Only October can be pretty brutal. I would not worry about July/Aug though. Usually (no guarantees) if we have heavy rain it is in early am or at night.

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10. Re: How bad is the wet season in Costa Rica?

Thank you. I appreciate the input.