October 13th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica
Pavones – No surf…no problem! There are many activities and things to do in Pavones besides surfing such as tubing in Pavones. This is a fun experience if you have to try if conditions are right. The hike is about two hours to get to the river (Rio Claro) and the actual time in the river is about three hours. The hike up to the river is a great way to see some amazing views of the jungle, ocean and wildlife. On this trip we were able to spot lots of birds, howler monkeys and squirrel monkeys.
The actual tubing part is really fun making you feel like a little kid at a water park as you can’t wipe the smile off of your face. We timed everything perfect because the river wasn’t too shallow or too fast, one thing you just have to make check to ensure a fun but safe trip. The three hour experience is so surreal being in the middle of the jungle cruising down the Rio Claro as you observe all the sites and sounds of being in an amazing setting. There are some parts where you have to get up and walk in or around the river to avoid a few fallen trees or shallow parts. But overall this is an amazing fun experience that you will never forget. The best part is that the river will spit you out right at the surf break of Pavones! Make sure you allow yourself a good 5-6 hours for this trip. Ask locals if they think the river’s flow is not to slow or fast to ensure safety. If you are looking for things to do in Pavones and want some fun adventure, tubing in Pavones is an amazing experience you won’t forget!