@tabithalipkin Class 3 & 4 rapids were no joke! #pacuareriver #turrialba #costarica #rafting #adventure #fyp ♬ Back In Black - AC/DC
We woke up bright and early the next day to do one of my bucket list items, Raft the Pacuare River!
This river is known as a favorite for rafters! We met with our guides just up the street before they drove us about an hour drive from the meeting point to start our adventure. This was MY FAVORITE thing I did all weekend!
From the moment we got to the river to the end of the raft, my eyes couldn't believe the beauty that was before me. The Pacuare River is full of life all around it, and people come from all over the world to raft the class 3 and 4 rapids!
The rainforests that surround the river is home to exotic animal species such as monkeys, ocelots, jaguars, and lots of birds. It was incredibly safe and we were briefed on how to stay in the raft, what to do if we got knocked out of the raft, and at all times--- I knew our guides had our back (a guide in the raft with us, and one in a kayak following).
The raft itself took 4 hours, but honestly, it felt like it flew by because there was so much to see from natural waterfalls, little islands, and amazing natural formations all around. Since we were on the edge of the rainy season-- we got to experience a change of season about every hour. It would rain, then the sun would come out, and it would rain again... but it was perfect.
Usually the guides stop halfway for lunch, but because of the rain... We waited until the end and I had the BEST burrito of my life waiting for me with a glass of fresh pineapple juice. Also they had hot showers and dressing rooms you can enjoy before the trek back.
You'll need a swimsuit, change of clothes, towels, and a little cash for a tip!
Live the adrenaline of the best rafting in costa rica down the Pacuare river!
You can’t come to costa rica and not visit a coffee plantation!