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If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica in June, you are likely looking for expert Costa Rica travel advice from a local travel specialist to ensure your vacation goes smoothly. Fortunately — we’ve got you covered!
Whether you’re looking to explore Costa Rica’s stunning beaches or biodiverse national parks, keep reading for all the information you need about your June visit to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Weather in June – Rainy Season
June is the second month of Costa Rica’s rainy season, from May to November. Even though you’ll run into some rainfall while you are visiting Costa Rica in June, the rain still won’t be as intense as the rainiest months (September and October), so you’ll still be able to enjoy the benefits of the green season — the tropical rainforest blooming — with the only inconvenience being mid-afternoon rain showers during your Costa Rica trip.
If you want to stay away from the rain as much as possible when visiting Costa Rica in June, steer clear of high-elevation and high-precipitation areas, like the Osa Peninsula and Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, and spend more time in the country’s drier regions, like Guanacaste and the Northern Pacific Region.
When you visit Costa Rica in the months outside the dry season (or high season), you can enjoy lower accommodation prices, fewer tourists, and low season prices on tours and activities. Many travelers will tell you it’s worthwhile to travel during Costa Rica’s low season — despite the weather conditions. Not only are there fewer visitors to contend with at popular spots, but you may enjoy that the rain makes things a few degrees cooler during the day and brings cooler temperatures at night.
Events in Costa Rica in June
There aren’t many events or holidays you must contend with when visiting Costa Rica in June. However, keep the following events in mind:
Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, just like in the United States. Though it’s not a national holiday like Mother’s Day, many Costa Rican families still take the opportunity to spend the day together on Father’s Day
St. Peter & St. Paul Day
Most Costa Ricans are Roman Catholic, so they celebrate the two saints, St. Peter and St. Paul, on June 29th each year. You will find masses held in San Jose and across the country on this day, but it shouldn’t affect your travel plans.
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Popular Destinations & Fun Things to Do When Visiting Costa Rica in June
There are plenty of fun things to do during Costa Rica’s green season once your plane lands in San José. As a local travel specialist, we can confirm these are the best things to do in the country in June — from Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast to the Caribbean Coast.
Tortuguero National Park
June is the smack-dab center of the turtle nesting season in Tortuguero National Park, so if you want to see Costa Rican wildlife — head to the Northern Caribbean Coast!
While at this popular park in June, you will have the chance to see green sea turtles, loggerhead sea turtles, leatherback sea turtles, and olive ridley sea turtles.
White Water Rafting & Hot Springs
Since all the rivers in Costa Rica are filling up due to the rain, June is the perfect time to go white-water rafting during your trip to Costa Rica. Some of the best rafting rivers include the Pacure River in Puerto Viejo, the Balsa River near Arenal Volcano, the Tenorio River near Rincon de la Vieja, and the Naranjo River near Manuel Antonio.
And, where there are rivers — there are often mud pools and hot springs. You can enjoy white-water rafting tours by day and then soak in the relaxing pools during the evening.
The beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula and Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, like Playa Hermosa, Playa Conchal, and Playas del Coco, are some of the best places to visit in Costa Rica in June for warmer weather, beautiful scenery, and lower prices for beachfront resorts and hotels because its the low season.
As you move down the Nicoya Peninsula to beaches like Nosara and Tamarindo, you will also find epic waves and excellent surfing conditions. June, July, August, and September are the best months to surf in Costa Rica because the swells are highest along the Pacific Coast.
Book a Vacation Rental When You Visit Costa Rica with Special Places of Costa Rica
If you aren’t already convinced, June is the perfect time to plan a trip to Costa Rica for affordable prices, cooler temperatures, and wildlife watching. And, if you’re looking for the ideal place to stay during your trip, we recommend reserving one of our luxury rentals, quaint condos, or beachfront houses in Guanacaste, Costa Rica!