This place has it all in a small land area. You can go from stunning ocean beaches to creeks as hard as you want within hours. The wildlife is everywhere. Coming from a Colorado winter where everything is frozen it was a pleasure to do some warm water boating. Here are some photos from my recent trip.
Sarah charging in the Chirripo Pacifico! Photo:Dan Piano
Me exploring a new line in "Ron Jeremy". Apparently you dont have to go left. Photo:Sarah Hamilton
Sarah leading me down the Pascua section of the Reventazon! Big water! Photo:Dan Piano
The Rios Tropicales
lodge on the Pacuare. This place was amazing! It's everything you could want out of a lodge on an amazing river in the middle of the jungle! I highly recommend the trip.
Oropendulas in front of Hotel Turrialtico
outside of Turrialba!
Playa Cocles near Puerto Viejo. Photo: Dan Piano
Boofing on the Pacifico. Photo: Sarah Hamilton
Sarah stomping in her Fluid Solo. Photo: Dan Piano
I dont think it goes. Photo: DP
Mud slide on the way to Pascua.
Turrialba volcano puffing some smoke. Photo:DP
This is the dam being built on the Pascua section Reventezon. By 2015 the section we paddled will be under water. Hydro projects are a serious threat to many rivers in Costa Rica. The projects have a direct effect on the local economies and basically shut a thriving tourism industry down. No river, no jobs...
Costa Rica is a guaranteed paddling adventure. I can't wait to go back.
Here is a little video shot with the Go Pro HD. This was my first trip with the camera and I must say that I am impressed. The camera is super easy to use, compact, and produces quality video.