How Many Days Should You Spend In Costa Rica?

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When planning a big tropical vacation, perfect weather is paramount to a good time. Timing your trip to the ideal weather can be the defining factor between having an adventure and watching the rain from your resort. However wet weather is not all bad as some of the storms here are quite a spectacle in themselves!

When should you visit Costa Rica?

There’s no bad time to visit Costa Rica. Holidays in this tropical paradise fit any schedule as all seasons offer exciting and different experiences.

Costa Rica has a dry season from November to April. This season has the best weather if you want to be outside all day. Dry season is also the peak time for holiday makers, so it may not be the best time to holiday in Costa Rica if you want to avoid crowds.

The rainy season brings vibrant foliage in midsummer for forest lovers. The rain will usually only arrive in the afternoon, giving you dry mornings to explore. This time of year also brings the best surf to the Pacific coast where Kalon Surf makes its home.

How many days should you stay?

Costa Rica may be a small country, but it’s overflowing with attractions. Natural wonders such as volcanoes and waterfalls are all over Costa Rica. Holidays here should be at least five days to give you time to visit a range of different locations.

You could spend two weeks or even two months in Costa Rica and still not run out of things to see.

Here at Kalon Surf, we recommend you stay at least a week – which is the length of our all-inclusive surf coaching retreat! Whether you come in the dry or wet season, we always think it’s the best time to holiday in Costa Rica. We surf year-round, no matter the weather.

What can you do in Costa Rica?

The natural features of Costa Rica are unmatched. Hikers, botanists and animal lovers will be very busy in this beautiful country.

The Arenal volcano is one of the main attractions, rising prominently from the jungle and ringed by clouds. Numerous waterfalls dot the landscape, with parks like the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park letting you get close to the stunning landmarks.

Multiple biological reserves and national parks are available to visit, showcasing Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity. Here, you can find turtles, crocodiles, macaws and even whales off some of the Pacific islands.

Of course, a visit to Costa Rica wouldn’t be complete without surfing our legendary breaks! And there’s no better place to do that than at Kalon Surf. With our weeklong all-inclusive retreat, you can learn to surf on amazing waves and enjoy all of the natural features Costa Rica has to offer in your downtime.

If you’re ready to learn to surf on gorgeous tropical beaches surrounded by untouched jungle, Kalon Surf is the place to be. Click here and see the amazing Costa Rica holidays that await you. If you have any questions or want to learn more about this beautiful part of the world, don’t hesitate to call us on +1 949 342 6215 or send an email to

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