Adrenaline Rush: Pacuare River Rafting (One day)

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Adrenaline Rush: Pacuare River Rafting (One day) - Team Pura Vida

Get ready. Secure your feet. Forward paddle. Back paddle. Right back paddle. Down. Right side (high side). More power. Stop. Pura Vida-aaaaaaah!!!!!

Eighteen miles of class III and IV rapids, waterfalls, and lush jungle near the town of Tres Equis, one hour east of Turrialba. Leading us were great guides (ours was Daniel) and safety spotters from Explornatura eco-adventure company, totaling 12 rafters for the day, and I was the only female =), and yes, I was in keeping with the best of them.

This was such a fun, thrilling, and absolutely the most memorable travel experience I’ve had thus far, imagine white water rafting one of the considered top five rivers in the world, and survive....heck, I didn’t fall out of the raft!

We had casualties, comrades overboard, but no one got hurt, everyone stayed composed, shock more like, but the 15-20 minutes command and survival instructions were straightforward and helpful.

rafting grade III & IV rapids on the world class Pacuare
Although, it was pretty sketchy for the first 30 minutes of the trip. We had synchronization, hearing, delayed reaction and language issues. Our guide was pretty vocal about his concern that we will flip over at some point if we kept continuing like that. But Daniel remained cool and calm, despite of the fact that he’s kind of crazy....jumping as high as he can up from the boat when we would hit a class II white water peak! After the 4 hour rafting, we all had lunch provided by the company, which gave everyone in the trip time to reflect, nervously laugh, and get to know each other, since all reservations were tossed out the raft on the very first rapid. I was being called paparazzi by our guide because I kept taking pictures each time we hit flat/still water....and I was the only one who brought a camera.

Quite a week………leading to the best activity Costa Rica offers. We leave for home tomorrow.

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Posted on: Jun 21, 2009
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