Experience the full explosion and excitement that is the thrill of white-water rafting!
The scenery while rafting is just marvelous. The vegetation that will surround you, plus the power of the waters will transport you into a great wild adventure. The necessary equipment will be provided, and a specialized guide will instruct you on how to manage yourself in the strong currents of the river.
PACUARE RIVER RAFTING CLASS III- IV
The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day.
Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloths, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies, and colorful frogs being common sights.
The white water that is equally exciting is not an overly challenging river, but it has plenty of rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with fun. The 18-mile one-day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many.
Upon arrival to the river, we will gear you up, with a life jacket, helmet, and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!
The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary-growth forest that is extremely beautiful. After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas” and “Pin ball”, to name a few. You will also see the Huacas waterfall, a 150-foot dramatic drop into the river.
After the gorge, the rivers opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river has a different character. It is wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and take the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting. The main rapids here are “Cimarrones”, “The Play Hole”, “El Indio” and “Magnetic Rock”. The forest remains just as lush, and the rapids just as fun.
- BILINGUAL GUIDE (ENGLISH/SPANISH)
- GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM ALL THE MAJOR HOTELS IN SAN JOSE (ROUNDTRIP)
- SPECIALIZED GEAR (HELMETS, LIFEJACKETS, PADDLES).
- BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
* No children’s discount
*Children Minimum Age 12 years old
- Cancellation must be made a full 48 hours prior to the service, otherwise, a penalty of 100% will be applied
- 90% refund if cancelation is made 48 hours or more prior to the service (10% charged to cover bank refund fees).
- No refunds for No shows.
What to bring?
- WATER SHOES
- EXTRA CLOTHING