January! Sunny season! You know you are going to Guanacaste in January and you get ready for sun, wind, and some dust on the roads.
A lot of people goes into this area for the last week in December and stay throughout the first week of January. As well as COsta Rican schools are in vacation, therefore you will see a lot of COsta Rican families in hotels and beaches.
In diving the visibility is among 20-80 feet and it is the time for the Giant Manta Rays, quite a thing to see if you are into the underwater realm!
And of course, in terms of birdwatching, we do have the migratory birds at home, as they come to spend the Northern Hemisphere winter to a sunnier area. So you get to see several species that you might also see in Canada and the States mixed with the ones native of the tropics.
In terms of weather, there is hardly any rain (If there is any is up on the mountains) and the roads and landscapes are usually brownish and dusty.
Talking about marine species, turtles are visible in Ostional Beach and if you are lucky you might get to watch an arribada (Thousands of turtles arriving simultanously to a certain beach in one night) and if you are on a catamaran tour it is a good time to watch orcas, bottlenosed and tucuxi and spotted dolphins.