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Things to do Nearby: Whitewater Rafting

September 29, 2017

Whitewater rafting is in incredible experience for many people whether you’re traveling solo or with your entire family.

No experience is required and it’s a moderate exertion activity. The expert guides will keep you entertained, informed, and safe as you enjoy the wonderful waters and class 3 rapids of the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica.

Your will start at 8:00 at the tour operations office. From there, you’ll be taken by van to the entry point where your water journey begins. But even the trip to the river is exciting
and fun.

Along the way, your guides will stop and show you if they see a monkey or a sloth or something else of interest. They’ll talk about the environment and the

history of use of things like teak wood, cinnamon, and more. They’ll show you how to make a grasshopper out of a blade of grass (it’s really cool!) and they’ll make sure you feel welcome.

Once you get to the river, the guides will take the rafts off of the roof of the van and give you a chance to settle in. Soon after, you’ll go through a safety briefing and a quick lesson on what you’ll be doing on the river.

Then – it’s time to get in the water and have some fun! Whether you’re in the front or the back, left or right, doesn’t


matter. Every seat feels the rush of adrenaline and the cool splash of water as you twist and turn your way through the river. It’s not constant white-knuckle, either, there are periods of total calm between the run and roar of the rapids.

About half way through your adventure, you’ll take a breakat the pool of a beautiful waterfall . Here you’ll enjoy a special snack that’s quite remarkably prepared by your guides. You will probably have several types of fresh vegetables, fruit, refried beans, pineapple salsa, avocado, and chips to enjoy all of it with.

Take some time to enjoy the pool beneath the waterfall – swim, relax, get under the rapids of the falls, and just enjoy nature.

Then, it’s back on the river to enjoy some more excitement on the river.

When it’s over, your guides will quickly assemble and attach all of the safety equipment to the van as you relax and talk about your exciting adventure with friends old and new.

Then, it’s time for lunch. You’ll be treated to a special Tico Casada Tipico lunch complete with rice and beans and some meat if you like, a salad, fried plantains and a drink. And you’ll enjoy this lunch with a broad and beautiful view of hundreds of acres of palm trees. You might see a monkey or a Scarlett Macaw up close and personal – they’re known to come for a visit.

After lunch, it’s back in the van and down the mountain back to the adventure office.

One of the best things about the company we prefer – in addition to safety, great guides, and consistently excellent reviews from our guests – is that they provide a professional photographer to document your journey. And – they provide the photos to you at no additional charge!  Bring a jump drive to get them all in high resolution, or just pick them up on Facebook a couple of days after your adventure.

  • SUGGESTED FITNESS LEVEL: moderate fitness or above
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate with periods of rest
  • SWIMMING SKILLS: Participants should be able to swim, life vests are provided
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Clothes that can get wet! Water shoes are a great bonus if you have them – and sunscreen!
  • WHAT TO BRING: Sunscreen, waterproof camera, waterproof pack for your wallet and phone (they’ll put them in a dry bag, but doesn’t hurt to also have your own).
  • DISTANCE FROM HOTEL: About 30 minutes to adventure office
  • Begins at about 8:00 a.m. and you’re back at the office by about 3:00 p.m.

Questions? Please let us know!