Costa Rica rafting history

A Tribute to Rafael Gallo

by Shannon Farley (This story first appeared in Paddler Magazine in May 2021.) The international paddling community recently lost one of its most prominent visionaries and an irreplaceable icon. On March 23, Rafael Gallo, founder of Costa Rica’s Rios Tropicales rafting and adventure company and the International Rafting Federation’s first Honorary President, passed away at […]

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