Balsa River Half Day Rafting
You can reach the Balsa River after just a 50-minute drive from La Fortuna. During this tour you’ll cover Class II and Class III rivers.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 7 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
After covering rapids with nicknames like Magnetic Rock and Dredges, you’ll take a 15-minute break and snack on some fruit. Along the way you’ll have the chance to see monkeys, toucans, and other exotic birds.
Before you return home you’ll stop for lunch at a small organic farm called Vida Campesina. Visitors get to try traditional Costa Rican dishes, cooked over an old-fashioned wood-burning stove.
Please be advised that this tour is not possible for pregnant women, people who have had recent surgeries, people who have suffered recent injuries, and people with heart problems.
What to Bring
Closed toed water shoes, quick drying clothing, sunscreen, and a change of clothes.
Transportation to and from your hotel, bilingual certified guides, towels, lunch, fruit, snacks, and drinks.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
We had a blast! Would highly recommend!
Excellent overview of safety, great experience and tasty lunch. Good value for money
This was one of our favorite experiences. The guys were very very good and the rafting trip was really fun for all of us
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