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Here are 7 things I learned about vacationing in Costa Rica during the summer: Summer is also known as “green season” which is code for “it rains every frigging afternoon!” The tropical environment means it rains all the time so make sure you schedule your activities during the morning and plan to spend the afternoon playing board games or watching movies in the hotel room when it’s raining. It’s actually the low season for tourism (probably because it’s raining all the time!) which means it’s not very busy at the resorts. You don’t have to fight for lounge chairs at the pool or the beach and never feel like there are too many people cramping your relaxation time. Score! It’s really humid which is something I both love and hate. Obviously, it means you’re constantly sweating, and it sometimes feels suffocating, but I love the fact that I don’t need to do anything with my hair. There’s no point in spending time styling your hair when it’s going to look like the Lion King just minutes later. I’d just put it up in a bun or braid and off I’d go! There are intense lightning storms, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. One of our flights was actually through a huge lighting storm which probably isn’t the safest thing, but we made it out the other end okay! The power often goes out during the rain and thunderstorms so it’s a good idea to bring a battery pack to keep your phone and laptop charged. There are mosquitos everywhere! Make sure you bring mosquito repellent and reapply often, so you don’t end up with red bumps all over your arms and legs. The food is delicious because there’s a lot of Caribbean influence. You can expect a lot of plantains (a green banana that you cook) and seafood. Delicious!

Visited San José in July

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