I have been told before, that Costa Rica is the most pristine place on Earth. I spent an entire month in Costa Rica to unwind from several years without a vacation and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself, EVER.
Can you imagine being this immersed in nature? It was an immediate relief from the busy streets of NYC and the spinning workloads that never end. I felt human again. We spent many days watching the surfers practice in the waves of Playa Hermosa and watched in awe as some of the most talented surfers I have ever seen ride some pretty intense surf.
It was my very first time going white water rafting in Manuel Antonio and we did it in a very famous river in Costa Rica, the cleanest river in Central America.