Tuesday, February 2, 2016

FTV White Water Rafting in Costa Rica

Hello Everyone! 
On our last day in Costa Rica I had the opportunity to go white water rafting! This once again was my first time experiencing this, like zip lining it was amazing. A group of about 45 of us left the ship at 0730 this morning and went on a hour and a half drive to where we reached the rafting facilities. Once we signed a wavier we got on another mini bus that took us up a very large mountain where the river started. We broke up in to small groups of four and where put into the rafts with helmets, life jackets, and oars. Because we were an odd number of people, I got to go in a raft with only three people instead of five.
The raft ride was about two hours long and we went down about 7 miles of river. We were able to paddle through very calm areas but in some areas we had category 2, 3, and 4 rapids! Even though it was my first time it was truly amazing! Not to mention I saw a little bit of wildlife too, lizards, snakes, fish, birds, and even an armadillo. Overall another successful day in Costa Rica and soon enough we will be in Aruba to have this much fun with excursions like scuba diving, snorkeling, and riding ATVs.

Until Next time,
Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s. It is considered an extreme sport, as it can be dangerous." 
Learn more about white water rafting

Costa Rica Facts

  • Most of Costa Rica is in the Sierra Madre mountains
  • The country's most active volcano (cone-shaped Arenal) is located in the Tilaran Mountains. It erupts in some measure almost every day. 
  • The heavily-forested northern plains (to the south of Lake Nicaragua) stretch eastward along the San Juan River, then push southward through the rain forest edges of the Central Mountains, and on to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean coastline. 
  • Costa Rica's beach-covered Pacific coastline is quite narrow, and indented with many small bays.
  • Dozens of rivers drain the land; the Chirripa, Frio, General, San Juan and Tempisque. 
  • Learn more

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