Just wanted to put a little plug in for the company where I am currently guiding. We at Rainforest World, are a smaller outfitter in Turrialba (Rios Tropicales is in San Jose) and are owned by a West Virginian who was one of the first men to paddle down here, period.
We are putting together several small trips currently and always cater to your preferences and abilities. I will be on most trips with two Tico guides so you will have a native English speaker with you (do not overlook the importance of this as I just witnessed a major problem due to language difficulties that involved two people, a guide and customer, that are both "bilingual.") We also feature a wide variety of rental boats including 4 new Bliss-Stick boats this season.
Check out our website at: http://www.rforestw.com
as well as pics I posted on http://www.matthewrjohnson.com
And e-mail me if you have any other questions at [email protected]