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A month in summer 2013 - how rainy could it be?

Sonoma, California
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A month in summer 2013 - how rainy could it be?


My family is planning a trip to Nosara on the Nicoya peninsula for 4-5 weeks next summer. I know that summer in Costa Rica is heading into the rainy season - but how rainy is it? When we were in Belize in August of this year, it rained at night but was beautiful in the day. Curious of other's experiences in July & August in this area.

Mainly, we are trying to decide - do we frontload our time there towards June as much as possible - and stay mid-June to mid-July, which is less ideal for our schedule - just to lessen the chances of being miserable in the rain OR do we take our chances and stay mid-July to mid-August which is better for our schedule. Feedback as to whether there's much difference in the rain overall during these two periods would be very helpful.

Thank you! Our kids are age 3,5 & 8 and we will be sending them to Del Mar Academy's Splash program.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: A month in summer 2013 - how rainy could it be?

Mid June and Mid July...can be a very nice around Samata...our indian summer is a round that time...VERANILLO DE SAN JUAN...great time for great beach time!


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2. Re: A month in summer 2013 - how rainy could it be?

August of 2008 and 2011 were as you described: sunny till 4 pm then rained for and hour or two, and more rain during the night. The quantity of rainy nights were different in different zones.

3. Re: A month in summer 2013 - how rainy could it be?

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