White Water Rafting on the Reventazon River
Trip Start Oct 10, 2008
1Trip End Oct 12, 2008
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American Airlines (http://www.aa.com/) had some really good deals on roundtrip tickets at $220. We became best friends with the bar tender at our hotel and ended up having about four beers to many that night.
At 6:30am Rios Tropicales (http://www.riostropicales.com/) picked us up, and it was a three hour drive to their base of operations where we had a nice local breakfast and were able to change into our rafting gearhttp://www.e-raft.com/Regions/CostaRica/RioReventazon.asp) (or) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reventaz%C3%B3n_River), which was another 15 minutes away. As usual Rios Tropicales offers an experienced crew whose number one priority was our safety. As much as we tried to bribe our guide to forget about safety and hit every rapid possible - that ended up not happening, and in reality was a real dissapointment.
Now don't misunderstand, we all had a great time (including the two Cubans tourists who were with us on the boat), but we have all been on much better rafting trips. This trip was short - just under three hours - and we missed a number of turbulent areas that we wanted to go through. Oh well, I guess this just means that we will have to go back again sometime soon :o)
After the rafting trip we were provided with a nice lunch and then we were shuttled back to our hotel. We made it back to our hotel around 5pm, took a nap, and then went for dinner and paid a visit to our favorite bar tender who took care of us again :o) On Sunday we were out of the hotel by 8:30am and on our way to the airport to catch our flight home. In total this was literally a 36 hour vacation. Crazy? Maybe. But deffinitely fun.
Any takers for our next trip? Let me know if you are and I will let you know when that happens.