Rafting is a sport in which the goal is rafting down the river on the thresholds and other obstacles. The rafting takes place on a pontoon, and with the help of oars the boat is given the proper rafting direction. Rafting is an extremely popular form of recreation practiced in most countries around the world. The emotions accompanying such a challenge will be remembered for a long time.
The raft you will be riding on is usually a large, inflated pontoon. They come in various sizes and can accommodate from 4 to even 18 people. Although the rafts are made of rubber, they are also designed to be extremely durable. Thanks to this, they can deal with everything that awaits you on the river. Of course, the choice of route depends on the possibilities, age and experience of the participants. There is a suitable route for everyone to experience the incredible adrenaline in a safe and pleasant way.
Safety is the most important thing and there is no room for concessions. In each such trip you must receive a life jacket, overalls, helmet and detailed training before entering the water. Thanks to this, your safety during rafting will be at a high level. Of course, as with any sporting activity, there is also a real danger of accident when rafting. Falling into the water or flooding the inside of a pontoon are common here. Remember to check your guide’s experience and choosing the route that suits your level when choosing a rafting trip.
Costa Rica is not only hot beaches, but also mountain rivers that are perfect for rafting. There are many places where you can try your hand at rafting on the river in Costa Rica. They are often located high in the mountains and require several hours of driving. Nevertheless, it is worth going on such a trip. Suffice it to say here that the Costa Rican town of Turrialba is considered one of the best places in the world for rafting! However, if you do not have too much time or do not want to drive many hours, we have the right place for you. It is in the area of the popular Manuel Antonio that you can find really cool rafting that will leave a big impression on you. An undoubted plus is the fact that you do not have to go far.
Rafting on the Naranjo River is very popular among those interested in this sport. You will find here several possibilities to lead the pontoon through more or less calm waters. This place is easily accessible and at the same time will be ideal for a trip for the whole family. The river itself flows around the Manuel Antonio National Park. Just imagine this wild nature and you in the middle of the river!
If you would like to spend time with children and at the same time try rafting with them, the Savegre River will be the perfect choice. The river current is much calmer here and is ideal for beginners. It is also worth adding that the Savegre River is considered one of the cleanest in Central America. Could there be a better way for active rest?
You must remember that rafting down a mountain river is a physically demanding task, but also giving incredible pleasure and adrenaline. I would be lying saying that it is a sport for everyone. However, the vast majority of people can find a suitable place for themselves to try and find out for themselves. Take advantage of your vacation time in Costa Rica and let yourself be carried away by a water adventure.
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