This trip starts at the community of La Virgen de Sarapiquí, one of the most important in the area. The section runs through impressive rainforest which towers over the banks of the river, exhilarating sections of Class II-III whitewater, clear pools of water, and the trip takes place amongst a wide range of flora and fauna.
The section is excellent for people who want to participate in rafting for the first time and want exciting and challenging rapids with whitewater, as well for people with previous experience in rafting. To run this section, the minimum recommended age is 10 years of age, and for older adults it is important to consider physical condition and previous experience. We do not recommend the participation of adults older than 60 without previous experience.
The whole section (La Virgen- Chilamate) is 7 miles (11 kms) long and normally takes about 4 hours. It includes lunch, a brief stop with a fruit buffet and time to swim.