Costa Rica Series; Stormy Weather

Why should you take a good close look at our area of Costa Rica and its weather?

In part of my Costa Rica Series of blogs and videos, we will answer this question; Weather

Well there are many reasons to be sure. As our friends and family are getting pummeled with tornados & hurricanes again and again, most of us look for answers. Here's the secret: THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS!!

Remember the "Ice Storm" of 98?

How about the "Heat Wave" in Pakistan in 2018?

Everyday we turn on the news only to hear and see a different natural re-occurring weather pattern affecting our planet. And sometimes you look around to see that it's happening in your backyard. Scary isn't it? Some things are the result of global warming, yet most weather patterns naturally reoccur over 100's of years as part of the cycle of things.

In Costa Rica we get storms also and rain in the rainy season. You will read the news about landslides and blocked roads etc. Now here's the thing. We can pretty much easily prepare for the worst.

The following is a list of the good and bad when it comes to weather in our area of Costa Rica:

  • No Hurricanes have touched Costa Rican soil in over 150 years. NONE!
  • Basically from December to April it does not rain in the Papagayo (Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocatal, Playa Panama, etc) area along the beach.
  • It does rain in other parts of the country during all 12 months, Generally not with frequency in all areas.
  • As in any country, you do have to be aware of and respect high, fast flowing rivers in the wet season, including their banks.
  • It does not freeze anywhere in Costa Rica. EVER!!!
  • We do get the odd strong earthquake. To be sure everything here is over built with concrete, block and rebar.
  • Yes it can rain hard, But as stated most buildings are concrete and ceramic.
  • There has never been a significant tsunami recorded in Costa Rica
  • Most volcanoes in Costa Rica are dormant. Yet anything active is a long distance from this area.

I'm Theo Veenstra, a full-time professional realtor with REMAX Ocean Village in Playas del Coco C.R. A Canadian and Costa Rican citizen with many years of experience in Costa Rica.

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