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Feb vs. April

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Feb vs. April

Hi. I'm planning a trip for our family of 4 next spring and we can either go in April or February. All else being equal, I would prefer April for our own scheduling reasons but I'm worried because I've heard April is the hottest month of the whole year. My husband is not a fan of heat and humidity (and will obviosly just have to put up with some in order to visit CR at all - I'm fine with that). But how significant is the difference between February and April. We are planning to visit SJ, the Arenal area, and Drake Bay - I'm most concerned about Drake Bay. Is the heat/humidity different enough to justify moving our trip up to February? Thanks for any thoughts!

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1. Re: Feb vs. April

The difference is minimun between the two months...hard for even locals to tell the difference...both months are in the peak of the dry season...

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Thanks Roadadvisor!

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3. Re: Feb vs. April

I believe February is drier in Drake Bay. Also, be sure to avoid Easter week in Costa Rica.

Drake Bay is a fantastic destination. If you're flying in, the gift store at the Drake Bay 'airport' is the best place in CR to purchase a Boruca mask.

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I would go for April--avoiding Easter Week--it's the beginning of the green season, less crowds, maybe lower prices(some businesses have off-season rates beginning in mid-April),

and to be considered, in San Jose and Arenal is the wind---during the dry months, Dec-March it can be very windy, and it is drier and not as lush. By April it will have begun to rain a little and be greener.

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You are Welcome...please do not hesitate to ask any question any time here at the forum...

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