The climate during the onth of January is one of the best of the year...you can still enjoy the green mountains, plenty of sun but cool weather at night. The Caribbean coast though is still in it's rainy season.
Events and Holidays
- Nesting Period Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
The Olive Ridley Turtle, also known as the Pacific Ridley is one of the smallest sea turtle, eventhough it can weigh as much as 45 kg (100 lbs) and have a length of up to 75 cm (30 in). It is named for the olive-green color of its heart-shaped shell.
- Location: Pacific coast
- Hatching: 50 to 60 days
- Nesting Period: Close to a moon season
- Nesting Period Leatherback turtles
Leatherback sea turtles are the largest living marine reptiles and live almost their entire lives at sea. The only times that they are on land is when the female turtles lay eggs, and when hatchlings emerge from the nest and make their way to ocean.
- Location: National Park Las Baulas, Playa Grande.
- Hatching: 50 to 70 days
- Nesting Period: December to March
- Nesting Period Pacific Green Sea Turtle
- Location: Playa Naranjo.
- Hatching:50 to 55 days
- Nesting Period: October to March
- Palmares Civic Fiestas
Folk dances, carnival, live music, rides, bullfights and horse parades during the first two weeks of January.
- Celebrations for the Patron Saint of Santa Cruz
The week of the 15th
Fair in honor of the Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, Patron Saint of Santa Cruz. Dancing, marimbas y popular bull fights.
- Copa del Café
Middle of the month
International tennis tournament that lasts for one week – all participants are under 18 years old. The tournament takes place in the facilities of the Costa Rica Country Club in Escazú, San José.
You will find yourself relaxing peacefully to sounds of the ocean, wildlife, and nature that will certainly boost your outdoor adrenaline.
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