40% of the total number of tourists that visit Costa Rica for medical tourism come seeking dental treatments (Alvarado, 2017). Let’s assume that you have done your research, chose the dentist of your preference, and you are ready to make the decision on when a good time to travel is.
There are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Perhaps you only want to fly in and fly out for a quick treatment. Maybe your treatment takes a little longer and you find yourself with a few spare days between appointments. Some of you might want to make the most of your time here and make a little vacation out of it.
Then there are your personal preferences… Are you a nature enthusiast and would like to take advantage of a species behavioral phenomena?
If you visit us from August to December, but specifically in October you may witness the Olive Radley’s and Kemps Sea Turtles mass nesting in what we call “arribadas” (this translates to arrival in English). Tens of thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in a single night at Ostional Beach, prompting the creation of the Ostional Wildlife Reserve to protect one of the world’s most important nesting sites.
Has whale watching been on your bucket list? Interesting enough, you can watch Humpback whales nearly year-round because they migrate from colder to warmer waters during each hemisphere’s winter season (December in the northern hemisphere, and June in the southern hemisphere). You can check out Costa Rica Whale and Dolphin Watching to find information on when and where to watch wales in Costa Rica.
You may also ask yourself, when is the best weather? Dry Season is from December to April. It is also the most expensive time to travel. (Especially December). Rainy Season is from May to November (October being the cheapest time to travel).
‘High’ or ‘peak’ season comes with more expensive air travel and lodging, yet you get to enjoy the sunniest times.
‘Low’ season is still just as beautiful. Most of the time it will be sunny half the day, and rainy the other half. Everything will be green and, on the upside, you will save quite a bit of cash.
During December and Easter, you can expect a lot of crowds, for most people are enjoying their holidays.
October is a great time to visit the Caribbean. During this time, there is a decrease on the amount of rain the coast receives.
But if touring around Costa Rica isn’t your priority, then any time is a good time to travel for dental treatments. You will enjoy excellent quality and reasonable prices all year round!