Monteverde Cloud Forest is a very popular tourist destination in Costa Rica which makes for heavy crowds in certain areas. I will share my tips for visiting Monteverde and the surrounding area while hiking in some cool places off the beaten track.
Bolita Hostel is the perfect off-the-beaten-track destination for anyone looking to escape and truly get in touch with nature without breaking your budget. I recommend spending at least 3 nights here to explore all the trails and get a full rainforest experience.
Despite a metro area of 1.4 million people, there are places where you can escape the noise and go hiking in Panama City. These spots are friendly for the budget traveler with excellent views of the surrounding area.