Best Things to See and Do
While you want to avoid the mountains and volcanoes in August where rainfall can be torrential, there’s still a lot to do in the coastal regions.
The most popular place to visit in August is Tortuguero National Park, which is located on the northern shores of the Caribbean coastline. This beautiful area is a haven for turtles, and in August it’s the height of the nesting season. Join tours in the early hours of the morning that lead onto the beach where you can see these majestic creatures burrowing their nests and turtles making a mad dash for the ocean.
On the Pacific Coast, the best place to be is Guanacaste Province. You can get bargain deals on resorts and hotels in popular destinations such as Tamarindo and Papagayo – you just need to endure a few late afternoon rain showers.