Just back from our ten day adventure in Costa Rica.
We had an awesome trip - with one exception. I trusted my driver to pick out a rafting company instead of going with the recommendations on this board. He encourage me to give the little guys a chance and I agreed. We rafted the Rio Toro class 3-4. After the initial instructions, we set out with our guide and kayaker/ safety patrol/photographer. Once we were on the river, our guide told us that the river had been hit with a flash flood the night before and that "it was not the same river" they knew. There were many branches and trees down and the rapids were rough.
My husband fell out 3 times and my 20 year old son fell out 4 times. They are both big guys at 6' and 6'4" but not overweight. . When our guide yelled for us to get down, there was not enough space on the floor for both of them because the front of the raft tapered in like a canoe. Both are good swimmers and were back in the boat quickly. However, I felt that the raft was too small and that safety was not a priority.
I know the power of this board and do not want to hurt anyone's business. On the other hand, I want this company to pay more attention to safety, and I want all fellow travelers to enjoy a safe and exciting white water experience.
Question for our experts - Do I name the company???
On the bright side, we all survived and have unbelievable pictures (we bought the CD) and a great story.