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Costa Rica on a Budget

Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for travelers watching their wallets. The traveler in Costa Rica will find a good number of budget-friendly offerings, from affordable but delicious local meals to economically priced lodging. As a general rule, the more remote and green your lodging, the more expensive it will be. Isolated ecolodges in the thick of the jungle offer an unparalleled experience, but rates, which are often all-inclusive, tend to be high. In the more popular tourist destinations, well-priced resorts abound, and a traveler can likely find a room with an ocean view for an affordable price -- especially during the rainy season.

Best Time to Go to Costa Rica

Costa Rica has two main seasons: the dry season and the rainy or "green" season. Dry season equals high season. From late November through late April, Costa Rican rains are mild, and tourists flock to the country. May through mid-November is Costa Rica's green season; sure, it rains a good amount, but you will find a surplus of travel deals in the country during this time. Keep in mind that it can be difficult to drive over muddy roads during green season in Costa Rica.

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