Thanks to Hostel Urbano (my home away from home) I got to go on a free rafting trip with Exploradores Outdoors! One of the perks of working in a Hostel 🙂
My very first time white water rafting. Claudia (my Urbano amiga) and I were picked up by van at Costa Rica Backpackers, along with some other travelers and headed to the tour company’s privately owned exploration center where you keep your belongings, and can shower after the trip. There we had a breakfast of gallo pinto, yogurt, orange juice, fruit, etc. After morning feeding time we head back into vans and continue til we reach the river.
We rafted the Pacuare river, which was class 3 & 4. About halfway through the white water rafting, all rafts pull over to have lunch. It’s a filling and delicious make your own burrito type buffet. You continue rafting til you’re back at the pick up location. Only one girl went flying off of our raft, but the guide’s reaction time was incredible. He just reached over grabbed her by the leg and dragged her back in.
The cool thing about Exploradores Outdoors is that they offer you the option of being dropped off where you were picked up OR they can bring you to a new location (either to the Carribean side or Arenal).
The total cost of the trip is about $100 including transportation, food, equipment, and guide. You have to pay extra if you want any of the photos/merchandise.