If you are concerned with the environment as we are, and feel like doing something about it - you may want to contribute by planting one or more trees on one of our properties. The experience of planting something can be very healing, and you may come back later to see the fruits of your labor. Fruit and other kind of trees are available at the wonderful vivero in Ochojal! Ask for Adrien who speaks some English. They have banana and other fruit trees under 10$. You may want to bring Gumercindo to help in your selection and transport. Make sure not to plant high trees next to existing structures as they might fall onto them in rainy season. For every tree that you plant, we will contribute $5 to the local school. Even if you dont want to plant a tree, we recommend you going to the Vivero in Ochijal as you may learn a lot about the tropical fauna down here.
Green season in Costa Rica runs from May till end of November. As
it may indicate, the green season features lots of rain, although there are
variations throughout the length of period. May and September are months, whereas you can almost feel the change in climate arrive. There are more bugs than usual, and the rain seems more unpredictable than during the months in between and after. Personally, I like the month of May in Costa Rica as it brings interesting natural phenomena as well including a few days of big bugs falling from the sky and landing on their back, only to disappear the next morning. The months of “our summer”, specifically
June, July and August are great months to visit Costa Rica. It usually just
rains in the late afternoon till morning. The rain allows the plants and flowers to show their best features, and in general the rain can have a great relaxing effect on our souls. September, October and November are really tough months for driving, and personally, I believe the rain can be sometimes overwhelming as it rains almost all day and things get muddy. On the positive side, during these months, you will get great rental car and accommodation rates!
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Author: Simone Schaerf
I first came to Costa Rica in 1998. I fell in love with the country right away for so many reasons. I have been coming, living and unfortunately never staying off and on since.