Costa Rica Kayaking

07 Jan

Hundreds of Raft Guides and Kayakers Certified in Costa Rica in an initiative to promote tourism safety

By Shannon Farley.The Costa Rica Sports Association for Adventure and Paddling, which represents the International Rafting Federation (IRF) in Costa Rica, has conducted a massive certification mission in the country to certify 178 raft guides and safety kayakers with the goal of improving safety in adventure tourism.The initiative, which has the support of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and the Costa Rican National Training Institute (INA), is the largest effort at one time in the world to certify guides in the rafting industry in guiding and safety skills.Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 14, 151 raft guides and 27 safety kayakers from all over Costa Rica were certified to IRF standards...