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Pacuare rafting end of March

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Sheffield, UK
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reviews: 28
Pacuare rafting end of March

I am planning on rafting the Pacuare at the end of March 2013. I understand this must be low water as it is at the end of the dry season.

Would it still be worthwhile?

I've done grade 4 and 5 rapids on the Nile at Jinja in Uganda so don't want it to appear too tame at this time of year.

Many thanks

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San Jose, Costa Rica
posts: 41,665
1. Re: Pacuare rafting end of March

Sorry but way to tame for you...if you have had been at some sections of the Nile and some Uganda areas...way to tame...way to low ...sorry!

During March hardly class III....

roadadvisor

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
posts: 254
reviews: 126
2. Re: Pacuare rafting end of March

I was planning to raft the river in March 9... What you think? Is there any better option in Costa Rica?

San Diego...
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3. Re: Pacuare rafting end of March

How are the conditions in early January? I will be there week after the new year. I'm hoping at least class III.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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4. Re: Pacuare rafting end of March

Some times during early January...good water volume...not high lV but nice...

Roadadvisor

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
posts: 254
reviews: 126
5. Re: Pacuare rafting end of March

What about early march? What is the expected class?

San Jose, Costa Rica
posts: 41,665
6. Re: Pacuare rafting end of March

Some times during early January...good water volume...not high lV but nice...

Roadadvisor

March is dry season...low volume of water...

Roadadvisor

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
posts: 254
reviews: 126
7. Re: Pacuare rafting end of March

Ok! I need to decide wheter to go or use the rafting day to do something else (maybe add a day in Manuel Antonio or Guanacaste) :-)

Sheffield, UK
posts: 99
reviews: 28
8. Re: Pacuare rafting end of March

Thank you for all the advice everybody. I would obviously prefer the rapids to be higher class but if not would it still be worthwhile to raft the river for the scenery?

Also I am thinking of canyoning / rappelling etc. would the water levels affect this too much?

Thanks again.

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