Rafting – Conservation – Peace

Colombia to Costa Rica – A Dream Gets Realized

In May, one of Rafa Gallo’s dreams came true. Since 2018, he had passionately supported the Colombian Rafting for Peace (Remando por la Paz) team and their tourism organization Caguan Expeditions. In September that year, he sent two top Rios Tropicales guides, Roy Obando and Max Solano, to train the Colombians in rafting. Then, in […]

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Team RAFA in IRF WRC 2022

Costa Rica’s Team RAFA wins 4th in the World Rafting Championship 2022

Team RAFA, Costa Rica’s men’s youth rafting team sponsored by the Rivers and Forests Alliance, is ranked fourth in the world after competing in the International Rafting Federation (IRF) World Rafting Championship (WRC) 2022, held in Bosnia and Herzegovina from May 26 to June 1. The team, all young men from the Turrialba area, also

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Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team

RAFA sponsors Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team

The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) is proud to sponsor the Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team, carrying forward Rafael Gallo’s legacy of rafting for conservation. “We chose to sponsor the Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team because they are a pivotal part of the community in the Pacuare region. They are the next generation of rafting

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Rafa Gallo’s legacy lives on in Colombian Rafting for Peace Festival

In November, RAFA Co-director and board President Roberto Gallo, Vice President Alejandra Jiménez, and several more RAFA board members, traveled to Colombia for the Second Festival of Rafting for Peace in honor of Rafael Gallo. The event was held from November 5 to 7 in Miravalle, a village in San Vicente del Caguán, Caquetá, in

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