Costa Rica White Water Rafting
White water rafting offers a thrilling way to see some of the most secluded spots of Costa Rica. Just to the south of Jaco, we have two different options depending on the time of year and rafting experience.
Some of the best trails and paths in the undulating landscapes of Costa Rica are waterways – from the country’s meandering streams to its crashing white waters, there are plenty of rafting spots to explore. The first option is a full-day tour of the Savegre River (Class !!-III). The second option is a half-day on the “Chorro”/Rio Naranjo (Class III-V)
Costa Rica White Water Rafting Tours
Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water.
Time of Tour: 1 day
Included: A/C transportation and breakfast.
The exception to this size rule is usually the packraft, which is designed as a portable single-person raft and may be as small as 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) long and weigh as little as 4 pounds (1.8 kg). Rafts come in a few different forms. In Europe and Australasia, the most common is the symmetrical raft steered with a paddle at the stern. Other types are the asymmetrical, rudder-controlled raft and the symmetrical raft with central helm (oars) or Stern Mounts with the oar frame located at the rear of the raft. Rafts are usually propelled with ordinary paddles and or oars and typically hold 4 to 12 persons.The modern raft is an inflatable boat, consisting of very durable, multi-layered rubberized (hypalon) or vinyl fabrics (PVC) with several independent air chambers. The length varies between 3.5 m (11 ft) and 6 m (20 ft), the width between 1.8 m (6 ft) and 2.5 m (8 ft).
In Russia, rafts are often hand made and are often a catamaran style with two inflatable tubes attached to a frame. Pairs of paddlers navigate on these rafts. Catamaran style rafts have become popular in the western United States as well, but are typically rowed instead of paddled.
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