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Rafting any good?

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Rafting any good?

We're travelling to Costa Rica next week, and will be staying in Arenal for a few days from the 23rd April. Is the rafting in the area likely to be any good then? I've read previously that the rivers are too low for safe and fun rafting at this time of the year, is that correct?

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1. Re: Rafting any good?

That's been the case recently - some outfitters have even temporarily closed down or just offer limited rafting. However -- all that can change with a few days rain. I would just wait until you are there and then decide. After weeks of dry weather, it rained pretty hard this morning where I live in Costa Rica so there's always hope!

If not rafting - maybe windsurfing or paddle board on Lake Arenal?

Edited: 8:09 am, April 09, 2014
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2. Re: Rafting any good?

Agree with Hattie, just hold off on the choice until you are here. The Balsa river is run when they release water from the dam so this does not require rain as the other rivers do. This is is the only sure bet I know of.

Edited: 12:30 pm, April 09, 2014
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3. Re: Rafting any good?

For that month the weather is really hot and gets better so my advice is find another activities just like plan b and wait until you get here.

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