Heavy rains make some roads in rural areas difficult to pass and mountain hiking trails slippery.
Biggest swell on Pacific side pulls a crowd to best breaks.
Advanced reservations generally not necessary.
Rains ease throughout the Pacific but Caribbean still wet.
Cool weather and green countryside make for best trekking.
Coffee harvest energizes northern region.
Prices increase by up to 25% in popular tourist spots.
Make reservations in advance for beach-side accommodations.
Hot, sunny and dry conditions throughout the country.