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    Travel during Rainy Season - CR

    my buddy is over-exaggerating the rainy season in Costa Rica i believe. His birthday is a week into November. i bought my ticket about a month ago when we settled dates, leaving day after bday to go for 10 days. Now he wants to push it back two weeks (day after Thxgiving), then said maybe Jan-Feb. I need some help convincing him to stick to schedule cuz turkey day cuts into family time and January is nowhere close to his birthday - which makes it that much more uneventful. Tix are to San Jose, we're talking about several days in Hermosa then 4-5 days in Pavones (that's a lotta travel, but his neighbor has a place in Pavones - free stay). Pavones gets more rain (that's one reason), but i could use some more assurances that i can brush off. it's become annoying so i could use some slightly friendly SI advice on why the rainy/green season is not that baaaad

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    No massive dust from roads = no coughing jags = lungs feel good.

    Offshore winds = clean & green every day = need you say more.

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    You see more critters! Washed out of their comfy beds!

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    make sure you have a 4x4 lined up for pavones. lots of road wash outs that time of year, can't rely on public transportation or a crappy rental need all wheel drive to get through that last section if its muddy.

    Also watch out for Dengue. For realz, thats when it hits hard. Besides that yes, offshore winds up towards the north. Only go to PAvones if theres a good south swell running or you will be wasting your time, might as well stay up at Santa Terressa or Playa Hermosa or Domincal until one hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfurleD View Post
    Now he wants to push it back two weeks (day after Thxgiving), then said maybe Jan-Feb. .....then 4-5 days in Pavones (that's a lotta travel, but his neighbor has a place in Pavones - free stay).
    my guess is that a fixed 4-5 day period in January-February in Pavones has a real high potential for getting skunked with not nearly strong enough south swell that time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevolution View Post
    make sure you have a 4x4 lined up for pavones. lots of road wash outs that time of year, can't rely on public transportation or a crappy rental need all wheel drive to get through that last section if its muddy.

    Also watch out for Dengue. For realz, thats when it hits hard. Besides that yes, offshore winds up towards the north. Only go to PAvones if theres a good south swell running or you will be wasting your time, might as well stay up at Santa Terressa or Playa Hermosa or Domincal until one hits.
    You mean watch out for mosquitos. And Dengue is only one disease travelers need to beware of when headed to tropics during wet season. It is a b1tch--I had it as a kid. It is what gave me my charisma!! But others are malaria, zika, chunkinguya, etc. Ah, the pleasantries of tropical travel!!
    Next stop for me is Paris and Provence. Fvck surf trips. Gonna play tourist with my lovely french wife on my arm. Refreshing change--no mosquitos, just mooslims.....
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    Id take mosquitos over mooslims any day and twice on sundays

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThankfulsaurusWrecks View Post
    Id take mosquitos over mooslims any day and twice on sundays
    Mosquitos kill more humans than mooslims every year, no exception.
    Especially malaria--that one do suck. I would take all 3- zika, dengue, and chunkinguya, at the same time, than deal with malaria. Malaria is the biggest killer of humans in the world.

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    you can take precautions against somewhat predictable mosquitoes, not so much with religious fanatics

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThankfulsaurusWrecks View Post
    you can take precautions against somewhat predictable mosquitoes, not so much with religious fanatics
    +1
    Fuk Paris. Go to Biarritz. Old French city on the beach with ample world class beach, point, and reef breaks all within short driving. The mountains are only 2 hours away and you can really enjoy French food and culture.
    Personally after spending some time in those two places, my desire to go to Paris vanished.