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.