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Learn Beginner Kayaking in Costa Rica! L1 

During this beginner course, our river time focuses on safely operate the kayak and learn fundamental river skills such as leans, setting angles, on class 1-2 white water.

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  • Description

    So you’re curious about beginner whitewater kayaking, but don’t want to commit the time if it’s not the sport for you? This is the perfect place to find out.

    Our river time will focus on fundamental river skills such as leans, setting angles, and performing eddy turns and peel outs to set you on a path toward confidently paddling on your own.
    We emphasize fun on the river while teaching proper stroke techniques and responsible whitewater kayaking practices.

    After introducing you to the sport of kayaking and to your equipment, we get our first taste of paddling in the security of a pond. We start by teaching you to safely exit the kayak when upside down. Then we move on to learning basic strokes, including sweep strokes, forward strokes, draws, and braces. Once everyone is comfortable in their boats, we head to moving water where we introduce river maneuvers such as the eddy turn, peel out and ferry.

    On the second day, our whitewater kayaking lessons continue to work on river maneuvers and we end the day by running a several-mile-long, Class I-II section of the river.Our third day is spent on basic surfing, rolling and continuing to practice your techniques as you gain increasing confidence paddling the rapids of the Sarapiqui River or other local rivers.

  • Timetable - What to bring?  - What is Included?

    Our Beginner kayak course can be for either 1, 2 or three days. Start: 8 am

    We will always start at our base, the Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, the price always include an healthy snack and lunch, transportations and all the necessary equipment.
    We can help you arrange transportation and accommodation, send us a message!

    What to Bring:
    - Swimsuit and/or shorts Sunscreen
    - String or strap to secure your glasses
    - Water shoes or sandals with ankle straps. No flip flops. Closed toe shoes recommended.
    - Light rain jacket and/or polypropylene, wool shirts for cool or rainy days.

  • Certifications

    Quality instruction is the key to success for new kayakers. We maintain a teacher to student ratio of 1:4, or less, to allow for plenty of individualized attention. Our passion for teaching and sharing the love for kayaking shows in our classes. We are proud of our instructors’ ability to pinpoint troubles new students face and find solutions in a variety of learning styles. We believe that an instructor can make or break a beginning kayaker’s experience and hire only the best. Our instructors conclude the course with a personal summary of your progression over the 2 days. 
    Mostly, we want to share our passion and enthusiasm for whitewater kayaking and nature with you. This course includes all equipment necessary (unless you want to bring your own), lunch and transportation.

Pricing

Our Price is based for person, and we require a minimum of 2 pax for run the course. Please send us an email if you wish to know more information, if you have any special request or if you need a price for a larger group of people! Contact us and we will find the right solution! 

Value
3 days ( 8h per day)
$290

USD

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  • Equipment
  • ACA Instructor
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Nature Trek
  • Transportation
1 day ( 8h)
$113

USD

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  • Equipment
  • ACA Instructor
  • Lunch & Snack
  • Nature Trek
  • Transportation

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