Costa Rica rafting in July

Old Feb 10th, 2005, 06:36 PM
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Costa Rica rafting in July

My fiance and I are planning on doing a two-day rafting trip on the Pacuare River in late July. From reading others' posts, though, it sounds like sometimes the water levels can get too high in July, forcing people to switch from the Pacuare to the Sarapiqui River.

My questions:
1) How often does this happen?
2) Should we wait to book our rafting trip when we actually arrive in Costa Rica since this is a possibility? Or is it better to book it now to reserve our spot regardless?

Thanks!
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Old Jun 18th, 2009, 05:54 AM
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I guided on the Pacuare River for 10 years and I had this happen to me about 5 times only. This trip is going to be the highlight of your trip.
July is not as bad as OCtober and November.
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Old Jun 18th, 2009, 06:19 AM
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I would go ahead and book it now; I think the chances of that happening are minimal.
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Old Jun 18th, 2009, 07:12 AM
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Just did the Pacuare three days ago - our guide told us the river is closed only a few days a year due to high water so I think your chances are slim that you'll miss out. We booked with Rio Tropicales before we left and had no problems. Something interesting, however - our voucher had a disclaimer that said a "partial refund" may be offered for trips that are canceled due to reasons beyond their control. We were a little confused by that (how much refund?) so you may want to ask for details.
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Old Jun 18th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Er, the original post is from 2005. There's another post about rafting from 2004. Shouldn't these guys have posted their trip reports already?
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Old Jun 18th, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Okay, who keeps topping all the rafting threads? - lol! E, that was a good catch! I think this is advertising.
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