PACUARE RIVER RAFTING CLASS 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 sloth, 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!
- BILINGUAL GUIDE (ENGLISH/SPANISH)
- GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM ALL THE MAJOR HOTELS IN SAN JOSE (ROUNDTRIP)
- SPECIALIZED GEAR (HELMETS, LIFEJACKETS, PADDLES).
- BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
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 watefall, 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.
* No children’s discount
Children Minimum Age 12 years old
SARAPIQUI RIVER RAFTING CLASS III
The Sarapiqui River is the perfect combination of adventure and nature. This section is filled with class II-III rapids and clear, refreshing water that swerves its way through the tropical rainforest of Sarapiqui, making it a true paradise!
Meet us at our riverside Operation Center, leave your car in our safe parking lot, and jump on the van for a short 10 minute ride to the river or schedule a pick up from your Sarapiqui, San Jose, or La Fortuna hotel.
Once we arrive to the put in, our certified guides will prepare you with your professional gear and a briefing with safety commands and paddling instructions. Then, the adventure begins! Rapids with names like “Roller Coaster”, “Superman”, and “Air Force” will thrill you while the incredible surroundings filled with flora and fauna will leave you breathless.
Halfway through the tour, we will make a stop to savor a colorful buffet of fresh tropical fruit to recharge your batteries before continuing through the remainder of the rapids. During the break, you will also have a chance to swim and jump in from the cliffs above. Here, the guides will take some time to explain the flora and fauna that inhabits this amazing area.
After 2 ½ hours filled with adventure, a delicious traditional lunch will be awaiting you in the riverside facilities.
* Children (8 – 10 years old): 25% off discount
Cancellation Policy for one-day tours
- 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