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Penas Blancas River
West River (Massachusetts)
The Chagres River is virtually unseen in the trek trough the Chagres National Park due to the lack of access roads, protection against settlers, and the previous non-existence of Aventuras Panamá. This part of the river, characterized by currents alternating with backwaters, is considered as Class II, although several rapids are considered Class III by the International Classification of River Navigation.
As a result of dense tropical forest that covers the basin of the river, sedimentation is minimum; therefore, clear water can be expected very often. The flora is typical of the tropical rain forest, with more than three hundred species per hectarea. Although it is the natural habitat of big mammals such as tapir and jaguar, tropical rainforest animals , they are very seldom encountered. It is much easier to spot several others samples of the fauna, such as monkeys of the rainforest(spider, howler, whiteface capuchin , Geoffrey's Tamarin), sloth, river otter, iguana, tucan, and plenty of fish.
Once in the virgin jungle of Chagres National Park you will ask if this is the next tvshow survivor panama destination.
Our guides are trained in white-water navigation skills, first-aid and CPR.
The Pacuare 4-Day Adventure & Ecolodge offers all the whitewater action of the famous Pacuare rafting adventure, with three nights and two complete days at our unique, remote Rios Tropicales Lodge, overlooking the river. From our ecolodge’s remote, riverside location, you can enjoy zip lining through the canopy (additional cost), rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, self-guided walks to waterfalls and pools, relaxing in a hammock overlooking the beautiful Pacuare River, and birdwatching. Dine in the open air with exceptional meals and wine (additional cost), more stars than you can imagine, and the vibrant sounds of the jungle.
The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world for a host of reasons. You’ll get to explore the intimate nature of the rainforest from the river perspective. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds make this trip exquisite for your senses. Add in the exciting Class II, III-IV whitewater rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home.
Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting on the Pacuare with a stay at our remote Rios Tropicales Lodge, tucked in the rainforest on the banks of the river. Our ecolodge, complete with electricity and hot showers thanks to our hydro-powered generator system, is a model of ecotourism and sustainable business practices. We invite you to relax, explore, and enjoy Costa Rica’s natural paradise. It’s all quality time–your way–at its very best. The longer you stay, the more refreshed you return to your daily routine–we guarantee it!
The Pacuare River Ecolodge 2-Day Trip gives you two incredible days of tropical whitewater rafting and a night at the Rios Tropicales Lodge. Treat yourself to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting with a stay at our remote ecolodge, nestled in the rainforest on the banks of the Pacuare River. The Rios Tropicales Lodge, complete with hydro-powered electricity, is a model of ecotourism and deluxe accommodations. From our ecolodge’s remote, riverside location, you can enjoy zip lining through the canopy (additional cost), rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, self-guided walks to waterfalls and pools, relaxing in a hammock overlooking the beautiful Pacuare River, and birdwatching. Dine in the open air with wine and exceptional meals, more stars than you can imagine, and the vibrant sounds of the jungle.
Rated one of the top rivers in the world, you’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest as you raft right through it. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds indulge your senses on every level. Add in two sections of the exciting Class III-IV whitewater rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home.
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