Earlier travels to the Caribbean prompted me to learn more about Central America and hence I chose to visit Costa Rica, a country known for ensuring peace and sustainable development. I traveled for 5 days as a budget-tourist staying in youth hostels in San Jose, and La Fortuna as well as in a small inn in Monteverde.
What struck me was the scenic childhood similarities of Southern Indian hill stations such as Kodaikanal and Peermade – both of which are also known for attracting travelers from around the world. Plantains, coffee, papaya and pineapples are among the common agricultural products to both Kerala and Costa Rica so I felt like I was traveling back in time.
The highlights of the trip were zip-lining near the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna and visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. If you get a chance, I would highly recommend a trip to Costa Rica as there is a lot to see and do for everyone. I hope to return for a longer stay on my next visit.