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Location: Rios Tropicales'

It was 6 am when we woke up in our beach-side hotel to a breakfast of rice and beans we ate while bumping corny reggae versions of some classic songs. We took Herman’s legendary bus up to ‘Rios Tropicales’ where we met our guides who took us down some class 1 and two rapids that cut through some quite beautiful scenery. After some hours of riding the rapids and chilling with my raft squad, we stopped at our hotel midway down the river in the middle of the jungle; The view was crazy. After that, the gang got together at some comfortable hammocks where we spent the time singing and telling stories. Then we went to 2 swimming holes in the middle of the jungle. The view at all of these points was out of a magazine. Then we ate a delicious dinner of fish. The next day we finished the ride down the river and took a four-hour bus ride back to San Jose and slept at our homestays.