The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is the most vibrant part of the country that I saw on my trip in September. The houses are painted bright yellows, soothing blues or even daring reds. Restaurant and shop signs are bold and vivid, in sync with the popular reggae, its heavy bass line and playful rhythm. The loud colors mirror the culture and the rugged geography. The lush green of the forests and the light blue skies are like a canvas on which the locals get creative. San Jose is a little dreary, but once you drive out of the city you’ll notice the explosive colors of this country, that’s sandwiched between the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. I don’t think any country in the world is as colorful as Costa Rica.