Things I’ve learned about Costa Rica


We went right at the end of the rainy season which was the end of November and just so happens to be the not so touristy time as well. Their rainy season is May to mid November and dry season is mid November to April. We had only a couple of days that had rain.

5% of the world’s biodiversity is in Costa Rica.

Arenal Volcano is one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world.

Costa Rica dissolved its national army in 1948.

Costa Rica Only Started Using Street Signs in 2012.

Many hotels and restaurants you go to will recur you to put toilet paper in the trash basket as the plumbing can not take toilet paper and will back up the toilet. Most bathrooms do not have ventilation either.

It’s wise to keep doors and windows closed at night or you may find a frog or even an iguana in your room.

Check to see if the hotel you are staying with offers pickup from the Airport which is well worth getting than taking a taxi.

Don’t feed the monkeys! Some may try and steal food but you shouldn’t leave food for them. They are wild animals and shouldn’t get used to humans feeding them.

If you get a chance go to the Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa. It has many different areas to enjoy the natural hot springs that flow down from the Arenal Volcano. It also has a water slide and a couple swim up bars. It’s well worth the trip. If you stay here though they play music at night pretty loud up until 2 or 4 am.