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May weather in Playa Carrillo/Playa Samara

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May weather in Playa Carrillo/Playa Samara

Hi everyone,

We're considering a mid-May vacation in Playa Carrillo. It seems like the perfect location for us -- not too crowded, beautiful beach, enough restaurants nearby without being too developed.

Can anyone give us insight into May weather in the area? We're read that there can be rain, but that it would usually be late in the afternoon and last only an hour or two.

Also, is it REALLY hot and humid? Uncomfortably so? We don't mind hot weather if there's some relief available. Just not hot and sticky 24 hrs. a day.

Thanks for any and all comments. If May doesn't work out, we'll plan to come here some other time. It looks amazing.

Thanks! Justin

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1. Re: May weather in Playa Carrillo/Playa Samara

Hi Justin,

May is the start of the rainy season so there will be days where it is humid and yes, it can get really humid at times, however, if you book a hotel with AC, you should be all set. During the day, you can get into the water and cool off or hang out at a restaurant under the shade with a cold beer.

Like you said, it may rain in the afternoon and have a clear night sky at night. May is the height of the rainy season.

Have fun!

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2. Re: May weather in Playa Carrillo/Playa Samara

May is the beginning of the rainy season, but I would say that the rainiest of all is October.

I would guess that May has afternoon showers, for 1 or 2 hours, and then partly cloudy and sunny .

May is great to visit Costa Rica, nice cool weather and prices are lower that high season.

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3. Re: May weather in Playa Carrillo/Playa Samara

Can be a nice time to visit the area...not much rain...not many people...


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