Best Rivers in Costa Rica for White-Water Rafting and Kayaking.

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Costa Rica is well know as one of the best destination for Adventure travelers. Discover the Best Rivers in Costa Rica for White-Water Rafting and Kayaking.

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Best Rivers in Costa Rica for White-Water Rafting and Kayaking.

  1. 1. Top 5 Rivers in Costa Rica for Rafting and Kayaking
  2. 2. Lower Pacuare • The Lower Section (Rio Pacuare)- This is the section of class III and IV whitewater that the Pacuare River is most famous for. Running approximately 23 miles (and dropping approximately 1200 feet) from Finca La Cruz to the town of Siquirres. This section of the Pacuare River can be done in a single day trip or as long as a three day trip. The highlights of this section include the whitewater rapids and the waterfalls that flow into the river in the Huacas River Gorge. The rapids include Upper and Lower Huacas (class IV), Double Drop (class III), Cimarones (class IV) as well as multiple others.
  3. 3. Upper Pacuare • This more technical section consists of approximately ten miles of whitewater including multiple class IV and V rapids as well as waterfalls. The take-out for this section is Finca La Cruz. This section is mostly run using creek boat whitewater kayaks.
  4. 4. Upper Sarapiqui • The current, swollen with rain water, gushes over the class III and IV rapids. Water crashes against boulders and launches itself over hurdles of unseen stones creating great rolling waves. Compared with the fury of the Sarapiqui River, the rafts seem a humble match. But with the help of a team and expert guides, you'll be navigating the rapids with ease.
  5. 5. Upper Naranjo • This is the finest whitewater you will find in the area from January though April when the water level is at its navigable best. The starting point on the “Chorro” is located 45 minutes east of Manuel Antonio. Once you pass through a couple of local towns and wind your way into the river valley, the action begins. This section has sweeping turns around and 3 to 4 foot drops which classify it as lll, IV and IV+. The trip finishes after passing though a mini-canyon with high rock walls..
  6. 6. Upper Toro • The mix of class III and class IV whitewater at the top is sure to get your heart going as you make your way out from the canyon. If you run this river, it would be a shame to not to stop by the Arenal Volcano either the day before or the day after your rafting adventure.
  7. 7. Feel Free to Contact Us TOLL FREE: 1-855-818-0020 COSTA RICA: (506) 2479-0020 info@desafiocostarica.com www.desafiocostarica.com

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