Rafting Class II-III – La Virgen
Rafting Class II-III. This trip starts at the community of La Virgen de Sarapiquí, one of the most important in the area.
The section runs through impressive rainforest which towers over the banks of the river, exhilarating sections of Class II-III rapids and clear water pools.
The trip takes place amongst a wide range of flora and fauna. The section is excellent for people who want to participate in rafting for the first time and are looking for exciting and challenging rapids as well as for people with previous experience in rafting. To run this section the minimum recommended age is 10 years.
The whole section (La Virgen – Chilamate) is 7 miles (11 kms) long and normally takes about 2 ½ hours. It includes a brief stop with a fruit buffet and time to swim.
Information about risks:
Rafting is an adventure sport and involves risks on part of the participant. It entails known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, death, damage to property, or damage to third parties. Although precautions are being taken by the company providing the service, we cannot be responsible for the involved risks and personal injuries. One is responsible for its own safety during the participation in rafting activities. Failing to properly use and wear safety equipment increases the risk of injury or of not surviving an accident. Weather conditions and changing water levels have an influence on the degree of the risk of injury. Also, the risk of injury increases and rescuing is more difficult the higher the grade of the rafting classification. It is very important to examine if your health / travel insurance will cover rafting activities and if so, which of the different river categories are covered.
Included: Equipment, bilingual guide, transfer round trip (Selva Verde Lodge, Reserva Biologica La Tirimbina, La Quinta Lodge, Sarapiquís Rainforest Lodge)
Duration: 2 hours
What to bring: River shoes or sandals with straps (Tevas). Shoes are mandatory and flipflops not recommended, sun block, swimming suit and light clothes to get wet, towel and dry clothes to change.