Costa Rica transforms into a lush, vibrant paradise during the green season, which runs from May to November. This period, characterized by frequent afternoon showers, rejuvenates the landscape, making it the perfect time to visit.

At Sandglass Hotels & Villas Collection, our four luxury stays in Costa Rica—Koora Hotel, Drake Bay Getaway, Casa Anjalí, and The Hive—are surrounded by incredible nature, perfect for experiencing the green season to its fullest.

What and When is the Green Season in Costa Rica? Read more about the Green Season in our latest blog.

Five Activities to Enjoy During the Green Season in Costa Rica

1. Explore the National Park

Costa Rica is home to several renowned national parks, and the green season is the perfect time to explore them. The rain rejuvenates the forests, creating a lush and vibrant environment teeming with wildlife. Some must-visit parks include:

Corcovado National Park: Known for its incredible biodiversity, this park offers a chance to see exotic animals like jaguars, tapirs, and scarlet macaws.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve: Experience the mystical cloud forests, home to unique flora and fauna, and take a canopy tour to see the forest from above.

Manuel Antonio National Park: Famous for its beautiful beaches and diverse wildlife, this park is ideal for hiking, swimming, and wildlife spotting.

Book a stay at Drake Bay Getaway to visit Corcovado National Park, Koora Hotel to visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Casa Anjalí to visit Manuel Antonio National Park.

2. Discover Hidden Waterfalls

The green season is the best time to visit Costa Rica’s stunning waterfalls, which are at their most powerful and beautiful. Here are some top waterfalls to explore:

El Tigre Waterfall: Located near Monteverde close to Koora Hotel, this waterfall is a popular spot for hiking and other activities.

Nauyaca Waterfalls: Situated near Casa Anjalí in Manuel Antonio, these twin waterfalls offer natural pools for swimming and a beautiful setting for relaxation.

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall: Close to The Hive in Peninsula Papagayo, this waterfall features a sandy beach and a refreshing pool.

3. Enjoy Whale Watching

The green season coincides with the arrival of humpback whales along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Whale watching tours are a must-do activity, especially in the Osa Peninsula and Drake Bay areas. Witnessing these majestic creatures breach and play in the ocean is a truly unforgettable experience.

Book a stay at Drake Bay Getaway in Osa Peninsula.

4. Indulge in Bird Watching

Costa Rica is a bird-watcher’s paradise, and the green season is an excellent time to see a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. The lush environment attracts numerous birds, including:

Scarlet Macaws: These vibrant birds can be seen in the Central Pacific and Osa Peninsula regions.

Resplendent Quetzals: Head to the cloud forests of Monteverde to spot these stunning birds with their iridescent feathers.

Toucans: Commonly seen throughout Costa Rica, these colorful birds are a delight to watch and photograph.

5. Adventure Sports

Costa Rica’s green season is perfect for thrill-seekers looking to enjoy various adventure sports. The country’s diverse landscapes provide the ideal backdrop for activities such as white-water rafting, zip-lining, and surfing. The increased water flow during the green season makes for exhilarating rafting experiences, while the lush, green environment adds an extra layer of beauty to zip-lining adventures.

Book your stay at any of Sandglass Hotels & Villas Collection and our team will take care of any activities you want to book during your stay.

Embrace the Green Season in Costa Rica

Visiting Costa Rica during the green season offers a unique and enriching experience. The lush landscapes, fewer crowds, and lower prices make it an attractive time to explore this beautiful country. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or someone looking for a peaceful retreat, the green season has something for everyone.

Book your stay at one of the recommended accommodations and immerse yourself in the magic of Costa Rica’s green season.

BOOK NOW: Koora Hotel in Monteverde.

BOOK NOW: Casa Anjalí in Manuel Antonio.

BOOK NOW: The Hive in Peninsula Papagayo.

BOOK NOW: Drake Bay Getaway in Osa Peninsula.