Pacuare River

South Central

The Pacuare River, whose headwaters begin on the Atlantic slope in the Talamanca mountain range, runs about 68 miles (108 km) until reaching the Caribbean Sea on the Costa Rica's central coast. This is the quintessential tropical river, with stunning scenery and abounding wildlife.

The Pacuare, Costa Rica's most scenic and most accessible river, spans some of the country's most diverse terrain, passing through densely vegetated primary rain forest, lowland tropical forest and towering waterfalls. Jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths and hundreds of species of birds make this tropical environment their home.

With rapids ranging all the way up to class V, the Pacuare is easilly Costa Rica's premier white water rafting river. National Geographic called it one of the world's top 10 river trips in the world, not just due to its challenging rapids, but also because of the stunning scenery that lines its shores. This river is intended for experienced and adventurous rafters. Multiple day trips are available to combine the exhilarating rafting adventures with exploration of waterfalls, hiking trails and natural springs along the way.

Nearby Activities

 

Pacuare River Two Day Trip

Rafting|10 hours

San Jose

4.9 / 5.0
Starting At$280
Pacuare River Two Day Trip

This multi day Rafting excursion allows visitors to get in more rafting and spend more time relaxing and to enjoy the Pacuare River Valley including a 1-night stay...

4.9 / 5.0
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Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV One Day Trip

Rafting|12 hours

San Jose

4.6 / 5.0
Starting At$99
Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV One Day Trip

Why not experience one of the most gorgeous river rafting trips in the world on the Pacuare River. It lives in the lush valley of Turrialba in the Central Valley of...

4.6 / 5.0
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Pacuare River Rafting 4 Day Trip

2-in-1 combo|12 hours

San Jose

5.0 / 5.0
Starting At$450
Pacuare River Rafting 4 Day Trip

Beyond an outstanding multi day rafting excursion this 4 day journey allows visitors to partake in a variety of nature and adventure activities within the Pacuare...

5.0 / 5.0
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Pacuare River Three Day Trip

Rafting|10 hours

San Jose

4.9 / 5.0
Starting At$340
Pacuare River Three Day Trip

This multi day Rafting excursion allows visitors to get in more rafting and spend more time relaxing and to enjoy the Pacuare River Valley including 2 nights at the...

4.9 / 5.0
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Nearby Lodging

 

Pacuare Jungle Lodge

Siquirres

Bar

Restaurant

Swimming Pool

& More

4.9 / 5.0
From$994

Pacuare Jungle Lodge

Situated within Costa Rica’s Caribbean region along the banks of the Pacuare River, the Pacuare Jungle Lodge is an experience in comfort, conservation and community. The...

4.9 / 5.0
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Turrialtico Mountain Lodge

Turrialba

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

Restaurant

Wireless Internet

& More

4.4 / 5.0
From$59

Turrialtico Mountain Lodge

The splendid Turrialtico Mountain Lodge is located in the central highlands of Costa Rica, just outside of the town of Turrialba. The charming town of Turrialba is...

4.4 / 5.0
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Hotel Casa Turire

Turrialba

Bar

Free Breakfast

Jacuzzi

Restaurant

Wireless Internet

& More

4.3 / 5.0
From$185

Hotel Casa Turire

Hotel Casa Turire is situated in the central valley of Costa Rica, just two hours from San Jose. In the heart of the verdant Turrialba agricultural region, this...

4.3 / 5.0
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