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friendlycaretaker
6/1/2019 06:11 EST

My husband and I are Canadians and have never been to Costa Rica. We would like to explore it as a possible retirement place--a winter escape between November and April. We speak Spanish, have traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico and South America (among other places), and enjoy being immersed in Latino cultures. We would like advice on any towns that have a lively cultural life--symphonies, other musical venues, choirs, art classes, etc. We are also seeking a location where the weather does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius/80 degrees Fahrenheit. We have a possible opportunity in a suburb of San Jose from September to December. We know this is the rainy season. Does it rain all day during this period or just in the afternoons? We welcome any advice. Thanks!

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Kohl
6/1/2019 11:52 EST

My suggestion for cultural events is around the San José area...but it wouldn't suit me to live there. This area would also be cooler, but during the day it may be warmer than you may want.

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sanjuan
6/1/2019 17:41 EST

Many people do not like the congestion and noise in but the weather in central valley is pretty hard to beat--there are numerous micro climates here so I can only speak for the Southern Pacifica area where the rain generally comes in mid afternoon or evening; some years it becomes almost monsoon like in November but not in the two years we have lived here. The cultural aspect would be a positive for the SJ area. Many of the forum live in Grecia or Heredia where the city is close and accessible but far enough to allow slower pace of life.
Pura vida!

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Drneuro100
6/1/2019 19:45 EST

Just afternoons.

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Drneuro100
6/1/2019 19:47 EST

And you can not beat San Rafael Escazu for weather & location near nightlife & lots of great restaurants. Plus easy access to international airport & amazing private healthcare.

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