Costa Rica through the Mist
The raft trip was 8-9 miles long and included Class II and III rapids. As someone who has not done this often, I can tell you these were not little riffles. In such a small raft the power of the water was intense and even intimidating. As you entered a rapid it seemed it would swallow you. In the midst of a rapid you could seem engulfed. But our guide knew the route well. Among the sights along quiet stretches were toucans and a boa constrictor.
Along the way we stopped for a short walk to a waterfall and later a lunch stop along the shore.
At that point we had about one more hour before finishing. Shortly after lunch a second raft with another group flipped near the end of a rapid. We were just downstream so used our orientation lessons to go back and help. Everyone was fine and seemed to take it in stride.
The rest of our afternoon was the ride to our next destination farther down the coast, the incredible La Cusinga. From our patios we sat and watched another spectacular sunset over the Pacific with a different fine Chilean wine.