Sarapiquí River is one of Costa Rica’s loveliest and most exciting destinations for rafting. This tour takes you down some of the swiftest parts of the river, including some Class III and Class IV rapids.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:45 AM, 8:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
These rapids are technically changing, and you’ll be swept along on rapids that include some rushing waves. Your expert guides will give you expert instruction for navigating these rivers.
This tour begins with an overview of the equipment and important safety information. Then you’ll push off into the rapids, and paddle your way past some of Costa Rica’s extraordinary jungle scenery. Halfway through the tour you’ll stop on a riverbank for some refreshment and tropical fruit.
Once you get back from the starting point you’ll get a cold drink and a towel before you continue to a nearby restaurant for a typical Costa Rican lunch. There is a place for you to change into dry clothes before you eat.
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.
Originating from clear mountain streams, the Sarapiqui River runs from the Central Mountain Range just north of San Jose to the San Marcos River which runs along the shared border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The river is considered a national monument because of the vital service it provided in transporting arms, goods and soldiers in the 1856 war against the filibusters.
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What to Bring
Closed toed water shoes, quick drying clothing, sunscreen, and a change of clothes.
Transportation, equipment, guides, fruit snack, and lunch.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
We were picked up on time from the hotel and had just the best day of our holiday doing the river rafting. We felt safe at all times, and had an expert guide with us. We stopped halfway for some fruit and jumped off a wall, which was exhilarating, and saw loads of birds and wildlife along the river. At the end we were given towels to dry off and were provided with an ample lunch and refreshments before being dropped back at the hotel.
Our tour guides were amazing! They were very friendly, helpful, and we feel very comfortable. Beto who is a French intern did a great job, and so did Axel! We highly recommend!
The highlight of out trip. Viktor was exceptional. Took care of all of us from launch to lunch. Also highly recommended
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The Sarapiquí River is known as a rafting hotspot. These Class III and Class IV rapids offer significant technical challenges as well as lush, jungle scenery.