Best Things to See and Do
Unfortunately, much of Costa Rica is best avoided in September due to the heavy rainfall, so your only option for an enjoyable trip is the Caribbean coastline.
Don’t worry though because the weather here is lovely and there’s still a fair bit to do. Start in the north, where it’s turtle nesting season at Tortuguero National Park. The beaches are beautiful and you’ll have the chance to see turtles nesting and hatching.
Then head south along the Caribbean where you’ll be able to enjoy the best beaches without the crowds. Get low season prices on beach hotels and resorts, and make the most of the sun.
Great beach destinations on the Caribbean include the Limon region towards the south and Puerto Viejo de la Talamanca. There are great options, ranging from traditional white sand beaches to dramatic volcanic black sand beaches.