Savvy Traveller: On Our Radar

Going south in the off-season can be rewarding: deserted beaches, quiet sightseeing and better prices. Vacation rentals, too, can be a more affordable option for a multi-generational gathering or longer holiday. To entice travellers to see their little corner of Central American heaven, Canadians Jeanne and Paul Pidcock, owners of Treehouse in Costa Rica (yes, it is actually a house perched in the trees!), are offering a special two-week stay for the one-week price of $1,300 US, specifically for the Green Season starting this month until September 1, 2012.

“Many guests have commented to us that one week at our unique mountainside, ocean-view Treehouse is good, but is simply not long enough,” says Paul. “Although Costa Rica is a year round destination, he adds, during the “Green Season” (May through November) the rain is intermittent and often only an hour or so in the afternoon. “November and May are transition months so the weather then can be a rainy or sunny mix,” he says. “In July and August there is a six-week period called veranillo or ‘Little Summer,’ which is beautiful.” (416) 921-2513;; [email protected]