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Old 12-06-2019   #1
 
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Turrialba Costa Rica

If you have all your gear and a place to stay is it easy to find shuttle options to the local rivers? The full service companies are very expensive and I have my gear and a place to stay. Any other advice for paddling in the area would be appreciated.

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Honestly, it is not very easy. I went several years ago and knew several of the local guides. Many of them, and the drivers, were busy because this is their busy work season. There isn't a hostel/shuttle company like in Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico that I know of, which is unfortunate because it is an epic destination and Turrialba is one of my favorite towns ever.
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Old 12-11-2019   #3
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We were in Costa Rica last year rafting the Pacuare. Stayed in Turrialba at a great little house hosted by a local family.

All the river guides on the Pacuare live in Turrialba so just try and track them down at the local rafting outfitters and ask if you can get a shuttle on one of their trips. Offer money and they will accommodate you if they can.

Michael and Eduardo at Explornatura are two local guides who speak decent english and can point you in the right direction if they can't shuttle for you.
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