work was once easier to get, once upon a time 15 years ago, now the rafting in turrialba is filled with the children who were exposed to rafting back then. If you are going to work, I suggest bringing a laptop that can burn cd's if you are a competent photo kayaker with a camera, sell photos at end of pacuare trip, ( if working for a smaller company, i.e. NOT rios tropicales) In other words being a competent kayaker can get you more work, as a safety boater, photo boater, and you can scout/learn runs before you guide them. Talk to Kirk owner of green frog adventures in Turri. He is an old poudre guide who has a company in Turri. Don't plan on making money in your first year. Do plan on going to bocas del toro or boquete , both in panama if you plan on overstaying your visa. Do go to adrenalina rafting and ask for Leo to build you a custom helmet with paint job in turri for approx. $70. DONT pet the dogs and cats you see homeless ANYWHERE in CR. DO Message me with more questions as I can set you up with a place to stay and very good people to know. DONT do too much snort, as it is cheap and very good.....
Its fun and humbling. PURA VIDA!
I spent 3 winter down there, previously a arkansas guide/kayaker in CO.