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Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica in December: Embracing the Summer Wonderland



December in Costa Rica is a captivating time when the sun graces the skies, illuminating a landscape that has been revitalized by the lushness of the green/rainy season. As the last vestiges of the wet months fade away, the entire country becomes a Summer Wonderland, making it the perfect destination for a festive and sun-soaked holiday.


Weather Bliss: Picture this: every day bathed in sunshine, vibrant greenery stretching as far as the eye can see, and the roads in impeccable condition. Every pothole is filled and it will be another 12 months before they need it again... December marks the beginning of the dry season, ensuring that the weather is at its prime. It's the ideal time to revel in the aftermath of six months of rain, as the entire country transforms into a spectacle of nature's bounty.




Roads Ready for Adventure: The roads, having weathered the rainy season, have been repaired, potholes filled and are now in their best shape, setting the stage for an adventurous exploration of this Central American gem. Whether you're navigating the coastal highways or delving into the heart of the rainforests, December offers the smoothest travel experience, inviting you to discover the diverse beauty of the land.


Santa's Tropical Hideout: Santa Claus has no trouble navigating Costa Rica in December. With a forecast of sun and blue skies, Santa might opt for a sleigh ride over the pristine beaches of Playas Del Coco or Playa Hermosa on the Papagayo Peninsula. Imagine celebrating Christmas with the sound of waves and the warmth of the tropical sun—truly a unique holiday experience.




Diverse Destinations: Costa Rica, in all its glory, offers diverse destinations to explore during December. Head to the surf haven of Santa Teresa, where the ocean meets the jungle, creating an atmosphere of unparalleled tranquility. Alternatively, experience the cultural vibrancy of the capital, San Jose, where modernity meets tradition in a delightful blend.


Festive Family Reunion: For the Murrays, December means a journey home to Charlotte, NC. While they brace for the cold weather, their hearts remain warm with memories of a tropical paradise. Yet, the beauty of Costa Rica is that, despite its summer allure, it's a destination for all seasons.


Packing for Paradise: If you're planning to embrace the Summer Wonderland of Costa Rica in December, pack your bags with light, breathable clothing, sunscreen, and a spirit of adventure. Whether you're lounging on the beaches, exploring the rich biodiversity, or immersing yourself in local festivities, Costa Rica in December is a destination where Pura Vida comes alive.


Costa Rica Beach Vacation: Celebrate the holidays with your toes in the sand. Whether it's the family-friendly Playas Del Coco, the serene Playa Hermosa, or any spot along the Papagayo Peninsula, you'll find the perfect beach escape.


Rainforest Adventure Costa Rica: Embrace the thrill of Costa Rica's lush rainforests. December offers optimal conditions for exploring the rich biodiversity, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures.


Costa Rica Eco Tours: December beckons eco-enthusiasts to partake in sustainable adventures. From wildlife watching to canopy tours, you'll be immersed in the natural wonders of Costa Rica.


Pura Vida Experience: Immerse yourself in the true Pura Vida spirit. Whether in Santa Teresa, San Jose, or any corner of Costa Rica, December promises an authentic experience filled with joy, warmth, and the unique charm of this tropical paradise.


As the Murray family bids farewell to the tropical warmth for a winter sojourn, they carry with them the essence of a Costa Rican December—a season where the landscape dances with life, and the sun becomes the best companion for a holiday filled with Pura Vida magic.


Feliz Navidad.... Felices Fiestas... and a Happy New Year from Mango Baby Beach.




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