With the arrival of May in San Jose, Costa Rica, the yearly “green” season also arrives. Also known as the rainy season, it starts around the first part of May and generally lasts until sometime in November.
The “high” tourist season generally ends around this time, as well, as the tourists from up North no longer feel the overwhelming urge to escape the cold in Costa Rica’s tropical climate. Meanwhile, the yearly rains come. For the beach towns, the rains are definitely a proverbial “wet blanket.” The beach is the obvious attraction, but those looking for an idyllic beach vacation aren’t looking for a tropical downpour to soak them when they lubricate themselves with coconut oil and sprawl on the beach.
On the other hand, indoor activities such as those that abound in San Jose go on uninterrupted. What sort of activities? Well, rain might discourage beach bunnies from strutting their stuff on the beaches, but under the sheltering roof of San Jose hotels and bars such as Zona Two, Sportsmens Lodge and the Del Rey Hotel, the lovely chicas don’t have to worry about getting their hair wet. Not from the rain outside, at least.
Besides the lovely eye-candy, you might want to try your luck at roulette or black jack, or even try the one armed bandits. And it goes without saying that the food and drink are likewise unaffected by whatever may be happening in the skies above.
Speaking of skies above, the airfare situation right now is about as good as they get. Some examples… Houston to San Jose, round trip as low as $288. Ft. Lauderdale round trip to SJ, $159. Atlanta to SJ, $322. Chicago to SJ, $405. From the Big Apple? NYC to San Jose as low as $363.
Low oil prices and fewer tourists mean better prices. As well as getting a better price on airfare, it’s also easier to book yourself a room in the hotel of your choice. You’ll also be avoiding the crush of gringos competing for, shall we say, the attentions of the local ladies?
Although it’s the rainy season, the rain isn’t some sort of horrible monsoon that goes on day and night. In San Jose, the rains seldom arrive before early afternoon and don’t often last more than an hour or so. So maybe you’ll have to duck under an awning for a while or take a taxi to your favorite watering hole or whatever. No big deal.
Bottom line, now is a great time to come enjoy what San Jose has to offer. Come on down!