In preparation for the Wet Planet March trips to Costa Rica, I have been living in the whitewater center of Costa Rica, Turrialba, for the past four months. My recent experriences here, combined with Todd and Jaco’s years of guiding in Costa Rica will play out to make an awesome adventure for all who choose to come along with us.
Turrialba, where I have been based, is a close neighbor to the Pacuare River where we will be doing two of our four river days during the March Costa Rica trips. The Pacuare River tumbles out of the Talamanca Mountains with crystal clear water ina densely forested gorge. Oftentimes, we hear howler monkeys cry out as we float 2,000 feet below the mountain-tops surrounding the infamous gorge. It is a magical canyon, dwarfing even the deepest canyons in Oregon and Washington. My favorite spot on the river is the 70+ foot Huacas Falls that cascades into the river between the two largest Class IV rapids. This particular section of river has been recognized as one of the to five most beautiful commercially rafted runs in the world, and there is no question about it once you have been there for yourself! Check out photos of our previos Costa Rica trips on our Wet Planet Rafting and Kayaking Costa Rica photo gallery.
The Wet Planet Costa Rica trips are special because we can allow paddlers with appropriate skills the pleasure of kayaking some of the rivers. this allows families, kayakers, whitewater affectionados and rafters the privilege of experiencing the warm waters in whatever craft they would prefer. We’re even bringing along Team Jackson’s Heather Herbeck to help out with the Spani… I mean kayaking. At Wet Planet, we love to share our passion for river running with our guests, and it will be a pleasure to share it with you in Costa Rica.
Pura Vida from Turrialba, and I look forward to seeing you soon!
Note: This season will be Jonathan’s second with Wet Planet Whitewater. he will be back instructing Whitewater Kayaking and Swiftwater Rescue, along with Guiding on the White Salmon, Wind, and Klickitat Rivers. To see what he’s been up to in Costa Rica for the winter season, check out his kayaking website: http://www.daysontheriver.com
– Wet Planet @ 03:08 PM