Costa Rica

Redemption on the River

by Mary Mills Three years ago I went to Costa Rica with Endless River Adventures and had a wonderful time….except for the last day on the river.  Everyone has those days where things just don’t line up, when it might have been better to stay in bed.  Well I had just...

Costa Rica or Ecuador: How to Choose

“If you had to chose between the two, would it be Costa Rica or Ecuador?” That is a question often asked of us when someone is trying to decide where they should travel for a winter paddling trip.  Our response:  “Don’t choose.”  One of the joys of paddling is the...

90+ Miles in One Week = Scouting Week

Scouting week is always the lead in to our trips down south.  This past week we spent the week paddling every river we include on our itineraries, with three being the average - three rivers or sections a day. Average mileage was 20+ miles/day and we did not stop to...

Costa Rica Kayaking: The Most Important Guide

When asked what makes Costa Rica so special, the rivers are always the obvious answer for many paddlers…but if you look beyond the whitewater, it is the people of Costa Rica that make an experience so memorable. And no one epitomizes the pura vida of the “ticos”...

Costa Rica Kayaking: Never the Same ‘ol

Twenty one years kayaking in Costa Rica.  Asked if it ever gets old the answer is no!!  Not the way rivers change in this country.  You never know from one week to the next - let alone one year to the next what new rapids will form, river beds will shift from one...

Kayaking the Rivers of Costa Rica: Never the Same ‘Ol

Twenty one years kayaking in Costa Rica.  Asked if it ever gets old the answer is no!!  Not the way rivers change in this country.  You never know from one week to the next - let alone one year to the next what new rapids will form, river beds will shift from one...

Election Day and Kayaking in Costa Rica

Election Day Breakfast in Costa Rica; a typical restaurant is open air, serving the “tipico”  breakfast of gallo pinto, fresh guanabana juice and very stout coffee. And of course the ever-present television.  Yesterday was our first morning in the country and the news...

Kayaking in Costa Rica: Once, Twice, Six Times, More!!!!

What is is about Costa Rica that brings people back again and again?!? Father & daughter Team Kari and Art helped us finish up our 2011 Costa Rica season. Their sixth trip together - and every year brings something new, different, familiar, favorite! There is the...

Missing: Confusion Rapid in Costa Rica

MISSING Name: CONFUSION RAPID, SARAPIQUI RIVER, COSTA RICA Was last seen in a more subdued capacity than years past on November 23, 2011. Two weeks later, it has disappeared. Suspicious activity included jumping to the far river right channel - leaving but a small...

Whitewater Kayaking in Land-Locked Costa Rica

  Heading to the beach is now a favorite part of our Class II and Class III trips here in Costa Rica. Surfing the waves at the beach is a great warm up! For many Class II-Class III paddlers, by late November/early December paddling time has slowed down. To jump...

Costa Rica Kayaking: 21 Years of Awesome!

Twenty one years ago we loaded up our kayaks on Miguel's van and headed to the river here in Costa Rica.  This past week of Class IV paddling- great rivers and great boaters is why the fun never stops!     Check out all the photos from this past...

Kayaking in Costa Rica: A Guide’s Job

  Give someone a boat, transportation and a week to paddle a whole list of rivers in Costa Rica. Sounds tough doesn't it?!?  But it is part of the job for a guide to know all the runs. And while doing multiple rivers in one day may actually be exhausting, it...

Going International

Going International Sometime in your paddling, you get the bug.  The bug to paddle new rivers in new places – rivers with rapids you have never seen, with put-ins and take-outs you don’t know.  The bug to paddle in countries you have only dreamed of visiting, where...

Rafting World Championships on the Pacuare River

The Pacuare River of Costa Rica will host more 35 countries this month for the 2011 World Rafting Championships. History The World Rafting Championship takes place every two years. The event started out under the auspices of Project RAFT. Project Raft was initiated by...