Costa Rica offers a unique and vibrant experience during the green season. In this guide, we’ll explore what the green season is, why it’s the perfect time to visit, and the best places to stay.

At Sandglass Hotels & Villas Collection, we blend adventure with the comfort of home, providing unique stays in the most exotic and undiscovered destinations on the planet.

Discover our four luxury stays in Costa RicaKoora Hotel, Drake Bay Getaway, Casa Anjalí, and The Hive—each surrounded by incredible nature to live the green season to its fullest. Plus, take advantage of our Green Season Specials for your stays.

What and When is Green Season in Costa Rica?

The green season, also known as the rainy season, runs from May to November in Costa Rica. During this time, the country experiences frequent afternoon showers, which transform the landscape into a lush, vibrant paradise. The mornings are usually sunny, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities. This period is often overlooked by travelers, but it offers a unique and beautiful way to experience Costa Rica.

Why is it Called the Green Season?

The term “green season” comes from the transformation that occurs during these months. The rain rejuvenates the flora, making the forests, mountains, and valleys incredibly green and vibrant. This season breathes new life into the country’s biodiversity, providing a haven for wildlife and creating spectacular scenery.

Reasons to Visit Costa Rica During the Green Season

Lush, Vibrant Landscapes

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One of the main reasons to visit Costa Rica during the green season is the breathtaking scenery. The rain brings the landscape to life, with dense forests, blooming flowers, and verdant mountains. It’s the perfect time for nature lovers and photographers to capture the country’s beauty in its full glory.

Fewer Crowds

Traveling during the green season means fewer tourists. You’ll have popular attractions, beaches, and national parks almost to yourself. This peaceful atmosphere allows for a more intimate connection with nature and a truly relaxing vacation experience.

Lower Prices

Another advantage of visiting during the green season is the lower prices. Many hotels, tours, and flights offer discounts during this period. You can enjoy luxury accommodations and exciting activities at a fraction of the cost, making it a budget-friendly option for travelers. Find our unique Green Season Offers at the end of the blog!

Rich Wildlife Activity

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The green season is also an excellent time for wildlife enthusiasts. Many animals, such as birds and mammals, are more active during this period. From immense humpback whales splashing to turtles nesting in the South Pacific Coast. It’s a wonderful time to visit the area of Osa Peninsula for a true wildlife experience! You’ll have better chances of spotting exotic wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and a variety of bird species.

Waterfalls in Full Flow

The increased rainfall enhances the beauty of Costa Rica’s waterfalls. They become more powerful and majestic, creating a spectacular sight. Some of the most popular waterfalls to visit near our stays include San Luis Waterfall, Pura Vida Waterfall, Nauyaca Waterfalls, Catarata Pavón and Llanos de Cortés.

Perfect for Naps

The soothing sound of afternoon rain provides the perfect ambiance for a relaxing nap. Imagine lying in a comfortable bed, listening to the gentle patter of rain on the roof, and feeling completely at peace. At Drake Bay Getaway, our jungle-surrounded bungalows offer the ultimate retreat for relaxation. Nestled amidst lush foliage, these tranquil havens provide a serene escape. It’s a rejuvenating experience that adds to the charm of the green season.

Where to Stay during Green Season in Costa Rica

Koora Hotel – Monteverde

Located in Monteverde, Koora Hotel offers a unique experience in the cloud forest. The hotel is designed to blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings, providing stunning views and easy access to hiking trails. Enjoy the comfort of eco-friendly accommodations and indulge in delicious local cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

Book our Green Season special – book 2 nights and get the 3rd on us!

Drake Bay Getaway – Osa Peninsula

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Drake Bay Getaway is the perfect spot for adventure seekers. Situated on the Osa Peninsula, this eco-luxury resort offers a range of activities, including whale watching, snorkeling, and hiking in Corcovado National Park. The resort’s open-air design allows you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area while enjoying top-notch amenities.

Casa Anjalí – Manuel Antonio


Casa Anjalí in Manuel Antonio provides a serene escape with breathtaking ocean views. This private residence offers personalized service and luxurious accommodations. Relax by the infinity pool, explore the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park, or take a short walk to the beach. Casa Anjalí is ideal for couples and families looking for a tranquil retreat.

Book our Green Season special – stay more, pay less!

The Hive – Peninsula Papagayo


For a unique, luxurious, and contemporary stay, consider The Hive. This modern private residence combines luxury with sustainability, offering stylish rooms and a range of wellness activities. Yoga classes, spa treatments, and healthy dining options are just a few of the amenities available. The Hive, located in the heart of Peninsula Papagayo is perfect for those seeking a holistic and rejuvenating vacation.

Discover the Magic of Green Season in Costa Rica

With Sandglass Hotels & Villas Collection, visiting Costa Rica during the green season will be a unique and unforgettable experience. Our sanctuaries in Costa Rica, the lush landscapes, and lower prices make it an attractive time to explore this beautiful country.

Book your stay with Sandglass Hotels & Villas Collection now and immerse yourself in the magic of Costa Rica’s green season. Find our offers below:

Koora Hotel – Green Season Offers – Book now!

Casa Anjalí – Green Season Offers – Book now!