Paddle Costa Rica with Anna

Build your confidence and your paddling skills in paradise!

Costa Rica Kayaking and Yoga

Here’s what to expect from your Costa Rica kayaking experience:

Day 1

Arrive in Tropical Paradise

Arrive in SJO and transfer to Chilamate Rainforest Eco Lodge on the Sarapiqui River. The Lodge is riverside and located on 55 acres of preserved jungle. It’s perfect for bird watching, sightings of tree frogs and other jungle treasures.

Day 2

Yoga, Outfitting and Paddling

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Morning yoga

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Head to the river to get outfitted in your kayak/inflatable/raft

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Once outfitted we’ll launch on a friendly Class II section of the Sarapiqui, often referred to as the “Jewel of Costa Rica.” It’s the perfect warm up day for the week

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Enjoy a delicious riverside lunch, (and of course end the day with a delicious dinner back at the Lodge)

Day 3

Yoga, Rainforest Walk, Paddling and Hot Springs

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Morning yoga

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Guided rainforest walk. Soak in the amazing surroundings, leaf cutter ants, tropical birds, colorful frogs and jungle plant life

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Paddle the Superman section of the Sarapiqui, a beautiful Class II-III section with lots of fun wall shots and wave trains

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Post river hot springs nestled in the jungle

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After a good soak we’ll enjoy dinner together on location before heading back to Chilamate

Day 4

Sunrise birding (optional) Yoga, Paddling and Travel to Montanas del Pacuare

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Experience an optional dawn patrol birding tour before yoga and breakfast (totally worth it!).

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Paddle La Virgen section of the Sarapiqui with fun Class II-III rapids and wall shots.

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Enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant before we begin our travels up and over the mountains to one of the most beautiful rivers in the world: The Pacuare.

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Enjoy an overnight stay at Montanas del Pacuare, a rustic lodge with a 365 degree view overlooking the Pacuare River valley.

Day 5

Sunrise Yoga/Swing Session, Pacuare and Jungle Camp

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Morning yoga (with incredible views!)

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Breakfast

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Shuttle + 20 min walk down to the put-in of the Pacuare River. Today you’ll paddle down to our first riverside jungle camp

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Today’s rapids are fun Class II-III

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Jungle latin dance class with Elberth, our beloved dance instructor. Sabor!

Day 6

Yoga and Pacuare Gorge

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Morning yoga on the banks of the Pacuare

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Paddle the first part of the Pacuare Gorge with Class III-IV rapids down to Jungle Camp #2

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Experience another night of delicious food cooked by our guides. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river and the jungle.

Day 7

Yoga and Lower Pacuare Adventure

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Morning yoga overlooking the river.

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Continue down the second half of the Pacuare gorge with more Class III-IV rapids.

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On our way to the B&B in Turrialba we’ll stop by Nortico Chocolate Farm and Naturalba Coffee farm and roasters for deliciousness!

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Enjoy dinner and our last night in Costa Rica at the B&B.

Day 8

Saying Goodbye

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One last breakfast together before saying our good-byes.

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Shuttles to from Turrialba to SJO.

Please note: Our Itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, water levels and skill of the group.

Costa Rica Kayaking & More!

This trip includes:

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A week paddling with Anna and the fantastic guides of Amazing Vacations Costa Rica.

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All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8.

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7 nights’ accommodation based on double occupancy with one night in a shared bunk house (think summer camp for adults!).

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Single supplement is available for an extra $400 per person.

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Daily yoga classes.

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Airport transfers.

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Kayaks, including newer models.

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Latin dance class.

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Coffee and chocolate tours.

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Hot springs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What level of kayaker do I need to be to participate on this trip?

To get the most out of this trip you need to be comfortable on Class III-IV whitewater with a solid combat roll at least 80% of the time. 

Not a kayaker, but want a river adventure? No problem! We can accommodate your adventure in an inflatable kayak or raft.

Do I have to bring my own paddling gear

Kayaks and paddles are provided by Amazing Vacations. They have a great fleet to choose from and also provide PFDs, sprayskirts, helmets and paddles for your use, however, I strongly suggest that you bring your own PFD, sprayskirt and helmet. You’re also welcome to bring your own paddle. 

I like to travel with a 4 piece breakdown to make that easy. 

Bring any specific gear you like to have with you. That includes specialized outfitting.

What are the sleeping arrangements like?

The price is based on double occupancy with one night in a bunk house shared with 5 -6 women – true summer camp throwback! 

FYI – to guarantee a single room for the duration of the trip, a single supplement charge of $400 applies.

I’ll be traveling solo. How are the group dynamics?

I love and welcome solo travelers! Most of my trips are made up of solo women travelers, with the exception of small groups of friends who travel together on occasion. This is an awesome opportunity for you to get to know and paddle with other like-minded women.  We’re all connected by our passion for the river, and by the end of the trip we recognize each other as strong paddling sisters.

What is the group size?

The maximum group size for this trip is 10 women.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

We do our best! As a vegan myself (95%) I find that Costa Rica is relatively easy. It doesn’t have all the foods you may be accustomed to, but please let me know as soon as possible and I’ll discuss your needs with the restaurants and cooks.

What Isn’t Included:
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Airfare.

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Tips and gratuities for guides.

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Alcohol.

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Yoga mat. To get the most value out of your trip please bring a mat. A towel isn’t as effective. Here’s a link to my favorite travel yoga mat

Dates:

Jan 4-11, 2025

Investment:

$4,500

$4,500 split into 2 payments of $2,250, deposit due now and balance due 60 days before trip.

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