For those of us who love adrenaline, this trip was worth the effort. It was quite a hike down to the river and fortunately they float the boats down from up river. We have good class 4′s in the Pacific Northwest during the spring, however the water is just above freezing and it is loaded with boulders. Helmets and wetsuits are a necessity. In Costa Rica the water is warm and if it were not for the fall of the river, the white water would not be slower, just not as bouldered.
Started with a few days trip to Panama City, then a day hop in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Looking for an adventure beyond the amazing banana fields and wild toucans (with real striped beaks!) we found a river trip that turned out to be one of the best day trips of my life.
You work up quite an appetite after a few hours of this kind of work.