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Low Season, Slow Season

By Mary Serphos

Clean, precise, clear blue waves give rise to storm tossed seas. A handful of surfers take on the messy whitewater, fiercely duckdiving under the swell. When the moon is full, the tide tumbles up and generously pours over the edge of the beach onto the land. It’s clearly low season, better known as green season, here along the central Guanacaste coast.

The beaches are refreshingly quiet and bare. Above the sea, the sky is often overcast, layered with multiple rows of thick blue-gray clouds. To the East, the notoriously dry hills are dense and lush, making the jungle seem more like the picture perfect postcard that characterizes Costa RIca. And if you are brave enough to go out at sunset, beware of the threatening charcoal gray clouds rise over the land, casting deep shadows on the beach, giving way to “out of nowhere” downpours and “tormentas,” filling the sky with deeply defined flashes of lightning and earth shattering thunderclaps.

 

Those of us who are here, love this time of year for it’s the perfect season to slow down, chill, and catch up. And not only is the surf uncrowded, yoga classes are small, it’s easy to get a table at your favorite restaurant, and prices go way down. The constant buzz during high season dims down to a screeching halt. It’s cool enough to snuggle up under a blanket and watch a movie, peaceful enough to dive into the book that got covered with dust during the dry months, and work is slow enough to partake in long overdue conversations with family and friends. And that is often how the conversation begins: “I love how quiet it is right now...”

Low season is the best kept secret. Shhhh, let’s keep it that way.


 

More Community News

Delay in Santo Domingo Roadwork Frustrates Neighbors

Although the steep and rocky road from Matapalo of Samara up to Santo Domingo was finally leveled and compacted in late April, more is needed, and neighbors are wondering when promised funds will actually get spent on the road by the municipal government.

Nosara Security Association to Make Changes

The Nosara Security Association (NSA) met on Thursday May 24 to elect a new board and make plans for the future. However, low attendance meant the NSA had to put plans for a new board on hold while they scramble to find proxy voters. 

Nosara’s First Mini-Golf Competition Created by a Ten Year Old Boy

Sunday May 14, over 50 Nosareños witnessed the town’s first ever mini-golf tournament, thanks to the effort of one very talented ten-year old. And like many ten-year olds, he doesn’t mince words.

Serapio López School Shines Like New

On Saturday, May 5th, students, teachers, parents, members of the community and volunteers from the United States gave a new look to Serapio Lopez Fajardo School in Nosara. 

Bidding Underway for Work On Nosara River

On Wednesday, April 18th, representatives of 16 companies inspected sites along the Nosara River deemed most critical in their preparation of bids for flood prevention work proposed for these areas. The inspections raised hopes that this time some work might actually get done to lessen the problems caused by the river with the annual rains.

CREAR Begins Reading Time in Samara's Library

CREAR has created a new program to draw more people to Samara's public library: Reading Time. Reading Time for children ages 2 to 8 is being offered Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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