I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa Rica. Therefore, the first downpours to trap me — along with a husband, a 3-year-old and a newborn — inside our small San José apartment filled me with dread.
Travelers who avoid Costa Rica during its rainy season are missing out on a resplendent time of year — and some great hotel deals. Here's our list of hotels around the country where you can stay some nights for free.