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When to go

There isn’t a bad time to visit Costa Rica. The dry season runs from December to April. Although the wet season, from May to November means rainy afternoons, it’s the best time to see the rainforest come to life.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    San Jose’s Juan Santamaría International (SJO) is the main airport, served by most major airlines, including United Airlines (www.united.com), British Airways (www.britishairways.com) and TACA (www.taca.com). Flights operate from New York, Madrid, Miami, Toronto and other international cities. There's a departure tax of about US$26. Smaller airlines, including Nature Air (www.natureair.com) and Sansa (www.flysansa.com) cover Costa Rica’s smaller regional airports.
  • Automobiles

    A rental car can come in handy for any travellers looking to explore Costa Rica’s parks and forests. There are rental kiosks at every airport and most tourist hubs. Avis (www.avis.cr) is a reliable company.
  • Taxis

    It’s not easy to flag cabs on the street, so ask your hotel for the number of a reputable company. Rates are typically low. In more-remote destinations, it’s best to request four-wheel drive.