Pura Vida. Literally translated, it means "Pure Life," and that's what abounds in one of our perennial favorite destinations—Costa Rica. Home to a vast array of wildlife and wild adventure experiences, this jewel of Central America never fails to impress. Snaking down the beautiful Río Pacuare through an untamed rainforest teeming with monkeys, spectacular tropical birds, and ghostlike morpho butterflies is—in our opinion—just about as close to paradise as you can get. This month's photo gallery will give you a small taste of what Costa Rica has to offer. And a big thanks to our guide team in the field for all the great rafting shots!