June 08, 2018
Puffy rain clouds and shimmering ocean water, oh-my! This past week in Tamarindo, Mother Nature sure has been putting on a show with her rainy season beauty -- I'm talking about shimmering, crystal clear watercolor shades of ocean blue + green AND rain clouds glowing at sunset. Yes, it was that magical and I-may-or-may-not-have commented to my surf buddy while out surfing about 100+ times how beautiful the water was and how much I loved it. Just look at the colors of the water in this aerial photo of Tamarindo!!! 😍😍😍😍
But what the heck do I mean when I say rainy season? Does rainy season mean it rains every day, all day? And how long does rainy season in Costa Rica last? Let's get to it!
Rainy season on the Pacific side of Costa Rica is from the beginning of May to the end of November. During rainy season in Tamarindo, there usually will be a passing afternoon rain shower, which means a very lush, green landscape!
P.S. Did you know today is World Ocean's Day, and more importantly, eight million tons of plastic end up in oceans annually? What's worse is that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) has 6 times more plastic than previously estimated - - 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing 80,000 metric tons, the equivalent of 500 jumbo jets?!?!
Can you imagine surfing or swimming in the ocean with plastic all around you? If we continue to use plastics at the current rate, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish!!! There definitely is nothing like enjoying a sunset on your surfboard with plastic surrounding you...
We need to protect our beautiful planet -- make a pledge today to reduce your use of plastics, recycle, and be kinder to our environment!!! I always have an insulated, re-usable water bottle on me and I walk or ride my bike to the beach every day!
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July 30, 2021
Rainy Season > Dry Season
Yes, I said it!
I prefer Rainy Season in Costa Rica over Dry Season...and if you love breathtaking sunsets as much as I do, then you will too!
(How about that for some rhyming... 😉😂)
So why is Rainy Season better than Dry Season in Costa Rica?
Because Rainy Season = magical sunset season in Costa Rica!
In other words, rain squalls + clouds set the stage for dramatic sunsets just like this...
July 08, 2021
For a brief stretch during rainy season in Costa Rica the afternoon rains stop and the refreshing offshore summer winds come back for a mini summer / little summer, or what's called Veranillo de San Juan (verano means "summer" in Spanish).
July 06, 2021
If you've ever travelled to Costa Rica, then you most likely know + love the phrase "Pura Vida" as much as I do. But if your high school Spanish aka Español is a tad bit rusty, I probably have had you wondering what the heck I mean when...