What is the phenomenon of El Niño?
It can negatively affect your vacation to Costa Rica.
El Niño is a climatological phenomenon that affects the equatorial pacific. The phenomenon usually starts affecting our country around December, hence it gets its name as a reference to the Child Jesus. The phenomenon grows stronger between February and April. Among its main repercussions in Costa Rica are the following:
Warming of the Pacific Ocean: the temperature of the sea on the Pacific coast can rise up to 1.5 degrees Celsius above normal.
Droughts: the severe rainfall deficit in Guanacaste and the Central Valley produce droughts. We recommend better hydration and sun protection. Special care must be taken to avoid forest fires.
Floods: the excess of rains in the Caribbean can generate floods, affecting communities, transport and tourism services. Excess rainfall can also occur in the northern zone of Costa Rica.
Top Travel Costa Rica is attentive to the repercussions of El Niño in Costa Rica and takes all necessary measures to minimize the negative impacts on your vacation. Please take the necessary precautions and keep yourself informed.
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