We took a trip on a Saturday. It's a good thing that you can arrange for the tour operator to fetch you from your hotel. They were a bit late but all is well.
Breakfast and Lunch are included for a a day's trip. It took us about 2 hours from San Jose to Rios Tropicales Operations center in Siquirres where we had a very nice typical Costa Rican Breakfast.
After breakfast we drove for another 10 minutes to the Jump-off point and another 10 to 15 minute walk to the river.
The guides are very professional and very helpful especially for First Time visitors.
The Rafting is about 27 kilometers and the rapids range from L1 to L4. the ride was fantastic, not only the river and the weather cooperated but also the whole trip was a different adventure. you will see a lot of birds and the rainforest along the Pacuare River.
We took lunch along the river banks halfway on our journey. The guides were also our chefs. they prepared a buffet of cold cuts and bread and fruit. Make your own sandwich type of meal.
We continued on the trip passing by some interesting places along the river like the old survey bridge and a river canyon.
This is not only a whitewater rafting trip but also the guides will allow you to swim on the river in the calmer portions. The swin on the river canyon was awsome. the water was not too cold nor too warm.
at the end of the trip we were fetched from the end point and back to the operations center, 10 minutes away to get dressed and have time for a little chat before going back to San jose.
All in all the trip was a nice experience especially for a first timer.
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