What to Expect

Weather

Expect warm weather, sometimes humid, sometimes balmy and sometimes windy conditions depending on the coastal weather system at play.

Short bursts of cyclic rain, mostly in the late afternoon or evenings are not uncommon as we get closer to the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. 

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Click HERE for annual weather and rainfall in Costa Rica. 

Costa Rica is a tropical country, which contains several distinct climatic zones.

There is no winter or summer as such and most regions have a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April.

Annual rainfall averages 100 inches nationwide with some mountainous regions getting as much as 25 feet on exposed eastern slopes.

Temperature is more a matter of elevation than location with a mean of around 72 degrees in the Central Valley, 82 degrees on the Atlantic coast and 89 degrees on the Pacific coast.

 

Mosquitos

Mosquitos are not usually something that we hear any complaints about but it really depends on your individual body chemistry and where you find yourself along the route.

Mosquitoes and ‘No-See-‘Ems’ do exist and we recommend you bring repellent or Mosquito netting at night just in case. It often depends on the weather, the amount of moisture or recent rainfall in the area and your individual body chemistry. We’re in the jungle/rainforest much of the time. Come prepared.

 

Snakes

Our routes take you through rugged, uneven terrain, deep rivers and jagged coastlines.

Costa Rica does have venomous snakes, exotic insects and small, snarly dogs! Animals that live in the Jungle may choose to give chase. There is always inherent risk in an authentic adventure, however the thunder of runners feet usually scare most animals away.

 

Medical support 

A committed contingent of US doctor(s) from Adventure Med, volunteers with emergency medical experience, local paramedics and Red Cross ambulances will be on course during the event.

Where possible, we will have footcare clinics at camps. Along with any necessary patching up you will also receive guidance and pointers in the areas of blister prevention and overall footcare so that you may become more self sufficient as the week progresses.

 

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