Since moving to Costa Rica, I’ve had many opportunities to step outside my comfort zone and try some fun new activities in the outdoors. I’ve been ziplining, surfing and even took a ten day hike through the rainforest of Costa Rica.
One of my favorite new activities I’ve gotten to try is whitewater rafting. With dozens of rivers, Costa Rica is a world-class destination for whitewater rafting. Last weekend I had the opportunity to raft a stretch of the Sarapiquí, one of the country’s most exciting rivers with the knowledgeable river guides of Outward Bound Costa Rica.
The river is home to Class II –III rapids. With colorful names such as “evil elbow” and “mamma mia,” the rapids provide a manageable rush for beginner paddlers. The rushing water flows through lowlands tropical rainforest, passing many local farms, coffee and sugar cane plantations.
I had a blast forging the rapids of the Sarapiquí. So come on down and raft with me (or at least watch the short video below for highlights of some of the rapids). Pura vida!
Raft the Sarapiquí
Whitewater Rafting is a Thrilling Adventure
As you can hopefully tell from my video, the rivers of Costa Rica are filled with challenging rapids that will add a healthy dose of adventure to your trip. Whitewater rafting was a new challenge for me and, by stepping outside of my comfort zone, I learned to push my limits and have more confidence in my problem-solving skills and physical abilities. Thank you Outward Bound Costa Rica for an amazing experience!
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Have you rafted the rapids of the Sarapiquí? Leave a comment below to tell me about your experience!