The Pacuare. The Reventazón. Two rivers deep within the thick jungle that is the heart of Costa Rica, where intrepid paddlers brave Class V rapids and curious capuchin monkeys watch from the river banks.
Put in at the center of the 155-square-mile rainforest wonderland that is the Cockscomb River Basin, temper white-foam rapids with waterfall-fed pools, and keep an eye open for the elusive jaguar.
Credit: Tony Rath/Courtesy, Belize Tourism
The Bahamas may seem like the most played of Caribbean destinations, but paddle along side the 120-mile region known as the Exumas and you'll discover the true Caribbean: pure, unsullied, and all yours.