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Costa Rica Adventure Tours: White Water Rafting
Mountainous terrain and a long rainy season make Costa Rica white water rafting an activity that draws tourists from all over the world. The many rivers take you through some of the best scenery in Costa Rica. Olympic teams practice kayaking here alongside tourists experiencing whitewater rafting in Costa Rica for the first time.
If you're trying Costa Rica river rafting for a first, or are on a family vacation, there are gentle rapids and lovely places to just float and relax. Whichever type of experience you prefer, you will be paddling through prime rain forests where you will likely see much Costa Rica wildlife and fauna including otters, herons, parrots and iguanas.
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Some of the rivers offer a relaxed ride, where you won't really need to paddle much and can take in the scenery, while others hardly give you a chance to catch your breath before the next set of rapids. The best Costa Rica rafting trips will give you a combination of both of these elements.
Most of the rivers in Costa Rica flow towards the Caribbean Coast. After a heavy rain they come to life, going from being a relaxing ride to an invigorating adrenaline rush while you enjoy the best whitewater rafting in Costa Rica.
If you would like to center your trip around white water rafting, you might opt for a tour package. Many companies throughout Costa Rica offer tours which include transportation, lodging at a riverfront cabin, and a picnic. For obvious safety reasons, you will be asked to wear a life vest and a helmet.