Blanco’s main claim to fame is that once a week they host “The 60 Shot Challenge”. Now, you obviously don’t take sixty shots of hard alcohol. Instead, you’re given three buckets. For those of you that have never had a bucket, imagine a bucket you would use as a kid to make sandcastles except that instead of sand it’s filled with coke and cheap rum. Normally you’d buy a bucket to share with a few friends. In “The 60 Shot Challenge”, you have to finish three of these concoctions by yourself.
Basically, the only reason tourists come here is to get shitfaced and go tubing down a river. In its heyday, there were 30 bars dotting the banks of the river. Alcohol and a fast current do not make for a safe mix and roughly 1 tourist a month was dying. It was closed down for about a year and recently reopened with only 2 bars and a few more safety regulations (you’re required to wear a life vest).