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March is one of the best months to visit beautiful Costa Rica because it is the driest month of the dry season. This means lots of sunshine. It is really the calm before the storm of tourism as well because late March to Early April is when many tourists come on their Spring or Easter break.
In order for Costa Rica to be verdant it requires lots of annual rainfall. March has even more sunny hours in the day to explore the outdoors, cool off in tropical pools and seas. Places like Guanacaste can get really hot and dry, but this makes for excellent stays at beaches like Playa del Coco and Tamarindo if you want loads of sun. It also means outdoor activities will offer clear and favorable conditions.
It is no secret that Costa Rica has the best resorts in the region and some of the top in the world. Mandarin Oriental is set to open soon, Four Seasons, JW Marriott, Hacienda Altagracia (an Auberge Resort) and Rio Perdido are just some of the examples of world class, five star luxury that takes you to the heart of nature. These hotels already give a feeling of exclusivity and imagine how much more so when tourism is a bit lower. We love the level of service found here because Costa Rican’s are quite friendly and proud to represent their country with a smile.
There’s something about the concentration of living things that just inspires activity and vitality when you visit Costa Rica. The beauty of the dramatic landscapes, the lush greenery, the succulent fruits, citric coffee, all of it is just exhilarating and there are more outdoor activities here than most outdoor vacation spots. Cycling, swimming, kayaking, running, climbing, hiking, are all represented and there are lots of organized competitions too, so be sure and check what’s available in March to make your next trip a destination competition.
March is a time when Costa Rican’s celebrate on of their most iconic symbols: The Boyeros. These are oxcart drivers who yoke their oxen to the most colorful and artistically complex carts you’ve ever seen. There are lots of parades but the best one to see is every second Sunday in March in the town of San Antonio de Escazu.
March 19th is the Feast of St. Joseph, the patron of Costa Rica and the namesake for the capital city. There are lots of festivals and celebrations here for the patron which are fun to participate in.