Cayo Largo is a year round destination. The advantage of the dry season it is less hot and fewer mosquitos. We travelled to Cayo Largo in June and got bitten everywhere.
Ben Boyd National Park was established in 1971 and located on the beautiful Sapphire Coast.
The red rocks glimmer best in sunlight late morning. The park is only closed at poor weather or fire danger.
The Sapphiere Coast has an oceanic climate. Winters are mild, windy and drier with an average day temperature of 7 degrees. Summers are warm with a day temperature up to 30 degrees. Most rainfall between spring and summer. Water temperature more than 20 degrees from summer until autumn. Autumn still with pleasant temperatures.
Every season has it's one highlight:
- Spring: Is the annual whale season which takes place from May/June to November.
- Summer: Enjoy the beaches and swimming.
- Autumn: Spot the special lyrebirds performing the characteristic dance and tail display.
- Winter: The banksias are in bloom.
Oyster Stacks is part of a sanctuary zone in the Ningaloo Marine Park and the best snorkel site in this area. It's a popular spot to snorkel self-guided.
Snorkeling during high tide only! Please avoid low tide to protect the corals. At low tide the water level is too shallow and you may destroy corals while you are snorkeling. Check the tide times either at Milyering Visitor Centre or follow the link. Tide Times Exmouth
The region has a tropical-hot-desert climate. In autumn and winter from April to September with pleasant temperatures around 25° C which cause an average water temp of about 22°C. It's hot during summer with an average daily temp of 35°C and water temperature around 26°C. It doesn't rain much here; less than 30 days of precipitation with the highest chance for thunderstorms from January to April. Fewer clouds from August to December. Cyclones can occur and are more likely to happen from January to March. In March 2015 Exmouth was hit by one and at the end of April 2014, record-breaking heavy rainfall caused flash floods.
Best months to visit Playa Larga are November/December through April. The reef at Playa Larga is close to the shore.
SNORKELING: The best time for snorkeling is in the morning with calm sea. Towards the afternoon the sea becomes rough. WEATHER: The best climate is during the dry season (from November until April). May and June is worth a try. Avoid July until October, it's rainy season and there is a higher chance for hurricanes. TOURIST CROWDS: July and August are the Cuban summer holiday and it might get crowded in general. Usually Playa Larga itself isn't that crowded at all. There are casa particulares only, not even one big hotel.
Cayo Levisa is 4 km long and accessible only by ferry which takes about half an hour. For day visitores buffet lunch in the hotel is included in the ferry ticket price.
You get to the island only by ferry from Palma Rubia in the morning. In 2014 it was at 10 a.m.
Best during the dry season roughly from November to April but this is also the peak season. Shoulder season May and June is worth a try, less crowded but showers may occur
If you travel around Costa Rica in January and February showers may occur more often in the afternoon or evening on the Caribbean Site.
The best months to visit Cahuita are February/March until April and September, October because it rains less compared to the wet season in the rest of the country. The dry season is also the best time for snorkeling.
The leatherback-, green-, hawksbill- and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs at the park's beaches. Nesting season for leatherback is from March to July, the green from July to October, the hawksbill and loggerhead from February to May. Therefore, it's always worth to travel to the east side of Costa Rica.