Yes, love is a battlefield. So why prep him for a lifetime of marital bliss by heading to the Costa Rican mountains and proposing while navigating Class II and III rapids down the Pejibaye River? A hotspot for whitewater rafting, the nearby Pacuare River even served as the hosting grounds for last years World Rafting Championship. Think of it this way: if he faints with surprise, at least hell be safely secured in a lifejacket. To relax after the shock, settle in at Turrialbas Hacienda Tayutic, a romantic and private boutique hotel that features just five guestrooms, a gourmet restaurant, a swimming pool and new spa; lush gardens and a macadamia nut, sugarcane and coffee plantation; and great views of the constantly rumbling and fuming Turrialba Volcano Costa Ricas most active volcano. Rates start at $295 per night (low season; includes breakfast and snacks each day). For more information or to book, www.tayutic.com or call (506) 2538-1717.
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