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Favorite place to White Water Raft?

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Favorite place to White Water Raft?

We will have several high schoolers visiting us in July. Where would you recommend we take them to go white water rafting?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

Rafting in Guanacaste, only in Corobici and Tenorio.

Around Rincon de la Vieja there is Kayaking (which is sold as incorrectly as rafting), there is white water tubing and canyoning (canyoneering).

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2. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

You can go whitewater rafting on the Rio Tenorio or take a float trip on the Rio Corobici. www.rinconcorobici.com - It's about 45 minutes south of Liberia.

Also check here for the Rio Colorado trip www.canyonlodgegte.com/index.php…

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3. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

Thank you for your reply. So great to get "real" information.

The Corobici looks much too tame!!!

Which river trip would offer the most excitment for kids 16 to 18?

How long does it take to drive from Tamarindo/Flamingo to Rio Tenorio?

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4. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

Of course if they around San Jose of course PACUARE...no river in Central America as nice and great as PACUARE!

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5. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

Sadly they won't be around San Jose, they will have to find their excitment closer to Guanacaste.

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6. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

In the Guanacaste area http://www.rinconcorobici.com/Rafting.php they have partnered with http://www.riostropicales.com/ the oldest rafting company in Costa Rica.

The tour in Rio Colorado is done in inflatable kayaks, so it can not be called rafting.

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7. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

Just checked our the Tenorio. That looks like some seriouse white water!

Any idea how long it takes to get there from Tamarindo/Flamingo? I can't seem to find a good estimate.

Thanks for all the help.

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8. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

45 minutes from Liberia

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9. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

The Tenorio rafting from Flamingo is about 2.25 hours. The tour starts promptly at 9:00 am. It's a class 3/4 with one class 5 - 12 ft drop. In the rainy season they sometimes have to portage around the drop as it's too crazy. There is a police checkpoint along the way so take your passports with you; or at least a copy. Reservations are suggested as they have limited space.

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10. Re: Favorite place to White Water Raft?

Great input from Xplore.