When to Go

High Season (Dec–Apr)

  • 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.

Shoulder (Nov)

  • 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.

Low Season (May–Oct)

  • 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.