Costa Rica: Your Summer Sizzle Escape Plan
The heat is onThe Heat Is On
On the street
Inside your head
On every beat
Nearly four decades since its release as part of the groundbreaking Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, Glenn Frey’s musical masterpiece, The Heat Is On, remains eerily relevant.
The heat, as Frey croons so spectacularly in his 1984 smash hit, is most definitely on.
Today, as we the people reach the midway point of 2023, record-breaking temperatures grip the globe from sea to shining sea. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the first week of July was the planet’s hottest on record, with Europe, still reeling from last year’s brutal summer, hit particularly hard once again. Now the United States is feeling a similar boil, with parts of Arizona registering 100-plus-degree temperatures for more than two weeks straight and ocean temps rocketing to 96 degrees deep in the Florida Keys.
First and foremost, if you’re in an area suffering from severe weather we encourage you to be as safe as possible and to look out for others who might be struggling with the harsh conditions.
If you’re reading this blog thinking about a summer vacation in Costa Rica — it’s our job to assist with that process, after all — we can confirm that the current weather conditions in the southern Pacific zone are absolutely sublime.
Down in Dominical and Uvita, where YouGetHere Vacation Rentals manages an incredible collection of luxury villas, incoming visitors can expect temperatures ranging from the middle 70s to the high 80s, with the ocean water registering anywhere from 82 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In essence it’s still nice and warm, t-shirt and sandals weather with varying humidity as always, but the day/night temps are even keel and far from scorching.
Call it Phar Phrom Phoenix.
There’s also a lot more cloud cover during the green season (May through November), particularly in the afternoon hours, and the daily rain really helps cool things off and keep the air and foliage fresh. Some potential guests may be apprehensive about visiting while it rains, but rest assured that it’s very rare for rain to last all day. The majority of the green-season storms begin in the afternoon and last for a few hours. Then it’s rinse and repeat the following day.
If you’re looking to double down this summer — beat the heat and score a great deal on a luxury rental villa — there are a lot of incredible properties still available during the next few months. YouGetHere Vacation Rentals has three-, four- and five-bedroom homes on the market, both near the beach and high up in the jungle canopy. These are villas with spectacular sightlines, influencer-worthy infinity pools, immaculate landscapes and wildlife galore. Crowds and prices are also lower during this time of year, while outdoor tours and activities remain plentiful. A summer vacation in Costa Rica at a great price is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up.
Beating the heat by flying to the tropics doesn’t make much sense if you’re looking at it on paper. But with El Nino at the world’s doorstep this isn’t shaping up to be a “normal summer,” so normal rules don’t seem to apply. Perhaps it’s time to zig while everyone else zags.