Tourists can enjoy the country all year-round, but most prefer the dry season from November to April. However, many travel during the rainy low season from May to October, when the greenery is lusher. The average temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the highlands, and 28°C (82°F) in the lowlands near the coasts. Because the climate is mild throughout the year, it is said that Costa Rica is the land of eternal spring. Even in the rainy season, the mornings are sunny and clear.