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Nov
25

9 above Zero

It rains in Costa Rica. a lot.  Combine that rainfall with mountains, which are in abundance and it can only mean one thing, rivers, and plenty of them. Forty of them are described in the guidebook, Chasing Jaguars, but there are plenty more, some have been run, some not.  We took two weeks out to […]

Nov
25

Upper Orosi

We scrapped down the run in to this first rapid, but when the river steepens and tightens up, that low flow makes for perfect conditions for this Italien like run. Coming round the corner we were greeted by this view, where to go?  Initially I took us left, but Mike spied a route river right […]

Nov
24

Coffee

Have we mentioned we like hills and mountains, seems you can grow stuff on them as well as paddle and ride down them. We visited Cafe Cristina in the hills above Paraiso and took a tour to see how our favourite morning drink took shape.  Organically grown at a height of 1300metres, coffee produced here […]

Nov
24

Catarata Poza Azul

Leave your camera with native Costa Rican and this is the sort of shot you can expect to find on your memory card when you return. Luckily Juan Carlos also took some pictures of us falling off the Catarata Poza Azul, the blue pool waterfall! The Poza Azul is a trib of the Lower Sarapiqui. […]