Costa Rica Rafting with Kids: Toro or Naranjo?
In late December, my family is going on a trip to Costa Rica. We have time for at least one day of rafting for my kids (boys, 16 & 12) and I. The Toro or the Naranjo look like they will be the most convenient based on our schedule. Would anyone here recommend one over the other? Here are some of the considerations:
1) We have been going on annual raft trips for four or so years now: Snake and Lower Salmon in Idaho, a bunch on the middle (class III/IV section) and south forks of the American.
2) Both boys spend most of their time in duckies, although, in more serious rapids the younger one has been in a double with me.
3) Both boys and I are eager to do the III/IV sections of the rivers.
4) Both boys have swam rapids before, but neither long nor shallow runs.
Do you think one river would be more fun than the other for them? Are there safety concerns? I have read on the forum that CR rivers can be tougher than their ratings indicate.