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5 Things to Do When it Rains in Manuel Antonio

The Costa Rican City of Manuel Antonio is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for first timer tourists and a number of reasons are present to back up this claim.

Its combination of luxury resorts, amazing wildlife, delicious cuisine and a classy National Park will make you fall in love with the city right away.

With its rainy season between May and October, you might find yourself stuck in your rooms with no place to go. You shouldn’t be worried. Rains shouldn’t limit you from having fun. There are lots of equally fun and engaging indoor activities that you can do. If you have no idea on what to go for, we have your back. This is what this article is about. We outline to you the most fun things to do in Manuel Antonio when it rains.

1. Try Out Different Meals

The cold weather could provide the perfect atmosphere to try out different Costa Rica meals. Nothing tastes better than meals served hot especially when it’s cold outside. You can order food and the restaurant will bring it to where you’re staying, at Los Altos Resort you can taste delicious from any of our 3 restaurants, Karolas, Samui Thai Restaurant and Enso Japanese Sushi. There are a variety of meals to choose from ranging from international dishes up to sandwiches and patacones. This is the best option for heavy eaters and food lovers.

Alternatively, you can sit on the balcony watching the ever joyful monkeys. If this doesn’t work out for you there is one last thing. Jump in and enjoy a hot tub as you slowly sip on wine or cocktail. The feeling is so good that you won’t even notice the dark clouds form on the sky.

If you’re a resident of Manuel Antonio and you are in your home this is the opportunity to become a chef. Try to make the different cultural cuisines that you’ve always desired. You could opt to make the popular Chifrijo, the delicious local bean soup known as Sopa Negra or even flan for dessert. Be creative and explore the much you can do in your kitchen.

2. Spend The Day in a Spa

While everyone is busy getting worried about the heavy rains, why not visit a Spa and spend your day relaxing and enjoying a massage, pedicures, facial treatments and other relaxation services. On top of being super fun, these activities are healthy mentally, physically and will make you look better than when you entered the Spa at first.

Massages have been proven to reduce stress. They make you more fit and help you relax. Spas are a great way to pass time chatting and having useful conversation with your buddies. Pedicures and manicures are a favorite for the ladies. Every day is a fashion day and the rains aren’t an excuse not to look good.

Manuel Antonio has numerous facilities providing these services.  Orquídea Spa located in Los Altos Resort constitute one of the top best Spa centres in Manuel Antonio. When it comes to fun, Manuel Antonio proudly boasts of its prowess.

3. Join Dancing Classes

What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than learning how to dance salsa. Jiggling and shaking your body is one fun activity. The art of dancing is one mastered by few people and you can join this population by attending dancing classes. Different classes are held depending on your choice of music.

Costa Rica has a rich culture and dances are amongst the important aspects. There are a number of different cultural dances that you may learn. Cumbia and Merengue are two popular dances that you will find very fun. Apart from this duo which forms the favorites to many other options are available: Tango, Bachata, Belly dance, Zumba and Ballet constitute the rest of the list.

4. Learn a Foreign Language

Whereas dancing is extremely fun, not all people conform to the concept of moving their bodies to some beats and music. Other people’s natures just don’t allow them to dance. If you are a nerd who doesn’t find pleasure in dancing, why not try learning new language.

Spanish and French classes are common in Costa Rica. During rainy days, attending such classes can be a good way of spending your time. One very efficient way of bonding with local people as tourist is learning their languages. This will go a long way in helping you interact and socialize with them. For the curious people who enjoy learning new things, this is your best option for spending rainy times in Manuel Antonio.

5. Spend Time With Your Loved Ones

Last on our list is to spend time with your loved ones. When the rains have forced you indoors, you may have nothing but each other’s companies. This is the best time to bond and get to know each other more. Rainy times make the most memorable family moments. Change the rainy weather to a memorable family moment.

Have a meal, play chess or other indoor games as you enjoy each other’s companies. A lot of indoor games are available for such moments. Tell stories and laugh. For parents, this is the best time created by nature to sit down with your kids and give them advice on some aspects of life.

Couples can also make the most out of this time. You don’t necessarily have to get out of bed. Most cultures consider rains as a sign of intimacy. Well, in Manuel Antonio you aren’t restricted. This is also an option for you. Make love while enjoying each other’s companies. It can be quite fun.


Rain or sunshine, your visit to Manuel Antonio should be an experience worth remembering. The weather shouldn’t dictate whether you should have fun or not. It shouldn’t be an excuse to be dormant. Make the most out of the climate and have as much fun as you can. With the above outlined activities, nothing could possibly go wrong with your stay. Different people have different choices and you are free to choose the activity that best suites you. Remember to stay safe and keep warm to avoid catching a flu.

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