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River Rafting in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Trips Feature:
  • Departures from San Jose
  • Pacuare River journey
  • Amazing jungle tours
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Rivers, Mountains and Beaches

Whitewater Rafting in Costa Rica

Renowned for its natural beauty and "Pura Vida" lifestyle, Costa Rica stands apart as one of the world's must-see destinations, and whitewater rafting in this tropical paradise is something you don't want to miss. With Costa Rica's warm waters, sparkling riverside waterfalls, and dense rainforest packed with wildlife, Costa Rica is one of the world's most beautiful whitewater rafting destinations. During the drier months of December through April, most whitewater rivers in Costa Rica offer a slightly more tame class III-IV rafting trip. Our Costa Rica whitewater rafting trip is combined with 6 days of adventure and relaxation in the country's most spectacular destinations.

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Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Rafting Vacation Package

Costa Rica is a breathtaking Central American destination that blends adventure and relaxation. With our 9-day vacation package, you'll start in the capital city of San Jose, then embark on a jungle adventure that includes rafting on the legendary Pacuare River, a stay at a luxurious eco-lodge, and hiking to beautiful waterfalls. Next, you'll transfer to the Arenal volcano area for two nights of relaxation in thermally-heated waterfalls and a rainforest exploration. Finally, you'll head to Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its beautiful beaches and wildlife, where you can also take surf lessons or unwind on the beach. This unforgettable Costa Rican adventure, designed in collaboration with our local partners, is not to be missed!

River Trip Length
16 miles

San Jose

Minimum Age
12 years

Complimentary Expedition Guide!

Request your complimentary Expedition Guide download for any rafting adventure. These comprehensive PDF guides include river maps, overview, full itineraries, camping and weather information, details on physical requirements, packing lists and more.

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Expedition Guide
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Costa Rica: Pacuare River

From the tame Penas Blanca River cruise or the Corobici River float, to the more exciting whitewater rafting trips on Rio Balsa, Savegre River, Tenorio River, or Naranjo River, Costa Rica is famous for its whitewater rafting. But the whitewater trip that stands out above them all is Costa Rica's beloved Pacuare River. Flowing into the Carribean Sea, the Pacuare River traverses some of the Costa Rica's most exciting rapids, pristine rainforest, and offers an overnight stay at a world-famous eco-lodge.

Costa Rica River Map