For hundreds of years, torrential weather has shaped Costa Rica’s valleys and canyons, creating a landscape whose twists, dips, and bumps are ripe for rafting opportunities. Some of the country’s most well known rivers – including the Reventazon, Pacuare and Corobici – carve through dense forests and meander along inspiring waterfalls. Rafting options exist for all ages and abilities, and can range from maneuvering through technical rapids to gliding along smooth stretches that are ideal for nature watching. Professional guides attend the adventures and ensure that all experiences are safe, fun and memorable.
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Combining two of the country’s most adrenalin-packed activities, this tour will have you rappelling down waterfalls and surging over white-water rapids! Set in Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the scenery for this tour couldn’t be any more beautiful.
9 hrsFrom $160
One of the best ways to experience Costa Rica is on a white water rafting trip—you see places, animals, and scenery that are often otherwise missed. There are several options for this rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River, including Class II and III tours, Class IV tours, and a safari float.
2 hrsFrom $60
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 Costa Rica known for its exuberant beauty, wildlife and great rapids. This trip is excellent for those 14 years and up and for the adventurous beginner to the experienced rafter.
12 hrsFrom $129
The Pejibaye River is a tributary of the Reventazon River, in the Turrialba Valley, just two hours from San Jose. This is a great introductory river as it only has class I and II rapids, making it a perfect starter for first time rafters and children .
7 hrsFrom $150
Venture to the little-known Cucaracho River and go on adventure through one of the Costa Rica’s most pristine tracks of rainforest in Rincón de la Vieja National Park. The Rincón de la Vieja Volcano creates an atmosphere that invites particularly diverse wildlife and giving the landscape an especially vibrant luster.
4 hrsFrom $169
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 River Valley including rafting, canopy tour, hiking as well as education about community conservation efforts.
12 hrsFrom $515
This one-day tour of Hacienda Pozo Azul allows travelers who are staying in San José to enjoy the many activities at the Pozo Azul property. The adventures here include canopy tours, rafting, rappelling, and horseback riding.
12 hrsFrom $130
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