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Old 01-02-2015   #1
 
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I am thinking of heading to CR in February and want to get some info on whitewater (volume) at that time of year and if the Rio General is anywhere as good as the Rio Pacuare. Also, any other rivers on the Pacific side that might be good.

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The Rio Pacuare flows through a jungle canyon with steep gradient and technical rapids. It is runnable year-round and is stunningly beautiful.

The Rio General flows more through valleys with farms and is not as steep and technical as the Pacuare, with more big-water type whitewater. It is run during the rainy season and is usually not raftable by February. It is not as scenic as the Pacuare, but still very worthwhile.

The Reventazon has outstanding whitewater, but is basically a sewer.

The Sarapiqui is fun with lots of wall-shot type class II and III- rapids and lots of otters.

For the Pacific side, if you can handle flatwater, the Rio Corobici has outstanding wildlife, with 4ft long iguanas diving to the ground or into the river from up in the giant trees. Really cool.
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Thanks for the info, Nugs.

DD


Rio Pacuare flows through a jungle canyon with steep gradient and technical rapids. It is runnable year-round and is stunningly beautiful.

The Rio General flows more through valleys with farms and is not as steep and technical as the Pacuare, with more big-water type whitewater. It is run during the rainy season and is usually not raftable by February. It is not as scenic as the Pacuare, but still very worthwhile.

The Reventazon has outstanding whitewater, but is basically a sewer.

The Sarapiqui is fun with lots of wall-shot type class II and III- rapids and lots of otters.

For the Pacific side, if you can handle flatwater, the Rio Corobici has outstanding wildlife, with 4ft long iguanas diving to the ground or into the river from up in the giant trees. Really cool.[/QUOTE]
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Old 01-12-2015   #4
 
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Hello, Rio General is the best between September and November check out the lasts trip we had last year https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=713756775384719.

In the other Hand February is in our dry season but Pacuare is runnable all year around but if you want high volume you will have to postpone your trip, because rainy season goes from June to November.

More info visit our web Costa Rica Adventure | Adventure Costa Rica

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Thanks. Others have said the same thing so I think we are going to wait until the end of November and get the good water all over. Duckie Doug
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There is a guide book 'Chasing Jaguars' ,5-10 years old...probably available on Amazon if you are interested..and a much older one (80's ?) by Rafael Gallo
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Yes, I see it referenced in my viewing of Costa Rica websites.

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