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Paddling the Pacuare

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For a quintessential jungle run, head to Costa Rica's parrot-filled Pacuare River, which flows into the Caribbean from the Costa Rican highlands. That's where Hollywood went to get authentic jungle footage for its movie Congo, and that's where river runners head for 32 miles of Class III-IV, crystal clear whitewater. Trips range anywhere from one- to three-days, with a thatched-roof, bird-chirping lodge awaiting overnight stayers just a coconut's throw away from the river. Rios Tropicales (Pacuare), +506-233-6455

Written by  Eugene Buchanan.

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