We didn't stay at the hotel, as we didn't know they had lodging, but will have to give it a try next time because we had a blast!
Our activities were set up by our hotel in San Jose including transportation and the trip also included breakfast and lunch at the Pozo Azul facilities.
We had a great time. My wife and I chose rapelling in the morning then white water rafting in the afternoon. My wife is not quite as adventurous as I am although she grew up a tomboy and getting her to rappel down a 90 foot jungle wall was almost too much. But, the guides (Esteban and the others) were excellent! She gingerly got down the first time and I could tell she was nervous, but she did a bit better the next time and on the 3rd try, it hit her that this was fun! There's so much safety involved that there's nothing to worry about with all the redundant systems. You could let go and you're not going to fall! The guys both above and below the ropes have you at all times and you really don't need to do much more than let yourself down which requires a minimum of strength. Once she realized that, she ran right up and did it a 4th time and laughed all the way! I think the most arduous part was running and climbing back up the footpath from the river back to the top to do it again!
After a great lunch, we got to change clothes (they have lockers and showers for you) and went white water rafting. Class 2 and 3 rapids in a big inflatable with 4-6 others and the guides and it was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Costa Rica that already had a ton of adventures. James was our guide and he was super. Get ready to get soaked and laugh your head off. The water isn't cold and it's like a 13 mile roller coast ride as you go through the jungle...at times calm and serene then you hit the white water and real fun begins! Not much strength or coordination required. We're pretty outdoorsy types, but it wasn't strenuous nor did it feel dangerous at any times plus there's tons of safey features and a kayak support that follows along. We stopped mid-way on the trip for fresh pineapple and a jump off the little cliffs to go swimming too. At the end, we were all yelling "Let's go again! Take us back up to the start!"
We'll be back!
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