Costa Rica, which boasts one of the highest ratios of rivers per square kilometer in the world, was chosen for third time in its history to host the world rafting championship. The International Rafting Federation chose the Rio Pacuare in commemoration of the inaugural championship in 1991, and to promote sustainable ecotourism worthy of a world-class competition in a country noted for its green credentials.
From the 4th to the 11th of October, about 375 rafters from 32 different countries will have to paddle down that famous River, one of the best in Central America, ranging up class V in difficulty.
The local comunity has been organizing itself in order to manage the expected visitors. Trash collection, parking management, and security, for example, are all being organized by the locals. They will be cooking the local dishes onsite for this event, and there will be several local artisans with booths set up to sell their crafts.
This is another great opportunity again for Costa Rica to show the world its beauty and hospitality.