Costa Rica Rafting

Mountainous terrain and a long rainy season make Costa Rica rafting an activity that draws tourists here from all over the world. 6 of the major white water rivers can be the setting of an invigorating leg of your next spectacular Costa Rica tour, taking you through some of the best scenery in the whole country. Olympic teams practice kayaking here alongside tourists experiencing whitewater rafting in Costa Rica for the first time.

If you're trying Costa Rica river rafting for the first time, or are on a family vacation, there are gentle rapids and lovely places to just float through. Whichever type of experience you have, you will be paddling through prime nature viewing areas, and so you will likely see otters, herons, parrots and iguanas too.

The Corobici is such a relaxed ride you won't really need to paddle much and can take in the scenery, whereas the Reventazon will hardly give you a chance to catch your breath before you hits the next set of rapids. The best Costa Rica rafting trips will give you a combination of both of these elements.

Most of the rivers in Costa Rica flow towards the Caribbean. After a heavy rain they come to life, going from being a reasonable river to become a place to enjoy the best whitewater rafting in Costa Rica. The waters of these rivers are fairly warm so you are not at all uncomfortable unless you are nervous about trying Costa Rica rafting. Experienced water goers can also try their hand at kayaking the rivers as well.

If you would like your trip to center around this activity, you might opt for a tour package. This would include transportation, lodging at a riverfront cabin, and a picnic. You will be asked to wear a life vest and a helmet by your guide.

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