Costa Rica Rafting Tours

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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Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour, Costa Rica
Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting TourArenal

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.

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Rafting on the Savegre River, Costa Rica
Rafting on the Savegre RiverManuel Antonio

The Savegre River, one of the most pristine rivers in the country and surrounded by lush vegetation and meandering waters, features class II and III rapids that are perfect for beginner rafters.

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Tenorio River Rafting Class III/IV, Costa Rica
Tenorio River Rafting Class III/IVTenorio Volcano Area

Paddle down the exciting rapids of the Tenorio River and enjoy the area's lush scenery while on this adventurous rafting tour.

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Balsa River Half Day Rafting, Costa Rica
Balsa River Half Day RaftingArenal

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.

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White Water Rafting, Costa Rica
White Water RaftingSarapiqui

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.

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Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV , Costa Rica
Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV San Jose

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.

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Whitewater Costa Rica Rafting, Costa Rica
Whitewater Costa Rica RaftingSan Jose

On this two-hour rafting tour of the Chirripó River, you’ll get to explore some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful class III rapids. These are intense rapids, with big waves and twisting turns.

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Zip Line and Balsa River Adventure, Costa Rica
Zip Line and Balsa River AdventureArenal

On this tour, buckle up for the 7 most intense zip lines in Arenal. From the zip lines, you’ll have an incredible view of the Arenal Volcano’s jungle surroundings.

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Reventazon River Rafting Class II-III, Costa Rica
Reventazon River Rafting Class II-IIISan Jose

You don’t need any experience with rafting to take this fast-paced tour of the Reventazon River. On this trip, you’ll cover 10 miles of class II and class III rapids with a friendly and informative guide.

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Rafting Sarapiqui River Class III-IV, Costa Rica
Rafting Sarapiqui River Class III-IVArenal

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.

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Sarapiquí River Rafting, Costa Rica
Sarapiquí River RaftingArenal

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.

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Pejibaye River Class I-II Rafting , Costa Rica
Pejibaye River Class I-II Rafting San Jose

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 .

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Rafting on the Naranjo River, Costa Rica
Rafting on the Naranjo RiverManuel Antonio

Costa Rica offers some of the world's best white water rafting. Wild and untamed, these big, brash rivers plunge through spectacularly beautiful, largely unexplored tropical wilderness.

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Naranjo River Rafting (Chorro Section), Costa Rica
Naranjo River Rafting (Chorro Section)Manuel Antonio

Get your adrenaline pumping on this rafting tour through this pristine area of Costa Rica’s rainforest.

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Cucaracho River Rafting, Costa Rica
Cucaracho River RaftingRincon de La Vieja

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.

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Afternoon Rafting Sarapiqui River II-III, Costa Rica
Afternoon Rafting Sarapiqui River II-IIIArenal

This tour takes guests down Class II and Class III rapids of the Sarapiquí River. The Sarapiquí River is the most thrilling part of a gorgeous jungle landscape.

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Pacuare River Rafting 4 Day Trip, Costa Rica
Pacuare River Rafting 4 Day TripSan Jose

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.

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Sarapiquí One Day Tour from San José, Costa Rica
Sarapiquí One Day Tour from San JoséSarapiqui

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.

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One Day Adventure Combo, Costa Rica
One Day Adventure ComboSan Jose

Costa Rica offers different kinds of white water rafting where the adrenaline shoots to the limit and fascinating canopy tours can be experienced from the top of the trees. Now you can enjoy both activities combined in a single tour.

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