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