Panama Day 9- Rafting Santa Fe

We left the hostel around 11 to do river rafting. There were a couple options, but we opted for the cheaper place which was $7 per person plus $1 for the taxi ride back. Our plan was to go with one couple, but the European group we had met the night before also wanted in so in the end there were 10 of us.

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It was about 20 minutes walk downhill from the hostel. After crossing a bridge
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We arrived at the tubing place.

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The guy was only expecting 4 of us, so we had to wait while he inflated another 6 tubes
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We were to exit the river just before the 2nd bridge.
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We entered the water and the guide actually came with us. He didn’t have enough life preservers so I opted out. When I saw that even the guide was wearing one, it made me question my decision..
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The ride lasted a little over an hour.. Most of the rapids were in the beginning. It was pretty intense tubing. I think that these are about the fastest rapids I would feel comfortable tubing on.
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We passed the first bridge and it became more flat. How would you like to walk on this walkway?
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At the second bridge we exited and deflated the tubes. Soon after a taxi arrived to pick us up.
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While we were waiting we climbed up onto the bridge.
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Somehow we managed to squeeze 11 people into the taxi (including the driver) for the 5 minute ride back to our hostel.
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When we got back, we did a short “hike” down the road to a river, in the mean time playing a game we had invented, Orange Bowling. The roads were are so hilly and curvy and there are orange trees everywhere. So we would try to roll them around turns in the road and see whose would make it the furthest. More fun than it sounds.
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We got the river and hung out for a few until we started getting bitten and left.
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