I love the rain. Maybe it’s the nine years I spent living in Florida, but to me, nothing beats a hot shower in the tropics. So when my insane work schedule made it so that my last Costa Rica adventure landed during the tail end of rainy season, I didn’t bat an eye. Obviously, it was sort of a buzzkill when it rained during my one boat day, but we didn’t let it stop us. And the beach here in Guiones proved that stormy weather can be absolutely beautiful. I’ve collected some of my favorite photos that show off the wet weather. This first one here is the Club at Coco Bay, a beautiful beach club that just recently opened to the public. One minute we were sunning ourselves in the searing hot sun, the next we were grabbing our towels and running for cover, as the sky tore open. I thought it was beautiful, all part of the Costa Rica adventure. I love how the rain makes everything so green — none of that lushness exists long after the rains have stopped for the year, usually in November. Instead of “summer” and “winter,” Ticos enjoy “wet season,” “windy season,” (which affects all sports and tourism at the beginning of each year) and then dry season again until about September.
After rain, the bay at Coco is so beautiful. You probably can’t see it, but there are still the faint remnants of a rainbow just left of center — that thing stretched the entire sky. But the colors in this photo made it my favorite.
Lisa, who owns a fishing boat that you can rent here, told me exactly what these boys were fishing for — in what is no more than a foot of water, available only after the rains. But now I forget.
This is actually the first time I’ve seen this bridge when it’s not six feet or so high over dry sand. (When I lived there during rainy season, which was extremely mild that year, I don’t think I would have ventured down there…) At the end of the bridge? A locals favorite watering hole, La Vida Loca. So that bridge is very important!
I find it hard to take rain photos with my point and shoot, because the grey sky always ruins it! But I hope you get the idea.
Do you like the rain?
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