Angostura Lagoon is nestled near in the beautiful town of Turrialba. Turrialba is a small city in Cartago Province of Costa Rica with an estimated population of 35,618. Angostura Lagoon has the largest hydroelectric plant in the Costa Rica. Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. As the Costa Rican government is developing plans to begin offsetting all of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions and become the first Carbon Neutral Nation, this hydroelectric plant is very important from the eco-sustainability perspective.
Angostura Lagoon is not only an environmentally important place, but also a center for exciting water sports including water skiing, tubing, canoeing, white water rafting and kayaking. But this place is one of the best places for white water rafting, challenging recreational water sport where people use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. To make the event even more exciting, rafting often done on white water or different degrees of rough water. This makes the raft passengers even more excited and thrilled.
There are several paths leading down the Pacuare, Pejibaye and Reventazon Rivers that raft passengers love. Pacuare is one of the best choices for adventure treks in Costa Rica. Its surrounding beauty including hiking trails, wonderful waterfalls and rich bio-diversity make this place one of the best whitewater rafting destination. On the other hand, Pejibaye River is one of the safest and less technical rivers to practice white water rafting in Costa Rica. If you’re a beginner or expert paddler and seeking for a place to enjoy huge waves, hydraulics, as well as amazing natural surrounding, then you can try water rafting in Reventazon river. Pejibaye River flows into the Angostura Lake that is ideal for drifting and floating and for exploring the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Angostura Lagoon is set a few minutes distance from Guayabo National Park and Monument. Guayabo National Monument is Costa Rica’s archeological site. Still partly unexplored the area contains ancient bridges and dwellings, and petroglyphs have been found that are estimated at about 3,000 years old. Guayabo is a part of the cultural region known as Central Intermontane and Atlantic basin, which is located in the Premontane rain forest life zone, an as such has mild temperatures and abundant rain fall.
As there are so many attractions and activities nearby, it is no wonder that thousands of tourist visit Angostura every year. So the vacation rental businesses are booming here. Vacation rentals and real estate properties are in such high demand at Angostura Lagoon.