White Water Rafting

Pacuare, Pacuare
Pickup from San José
  • 10 - 12 hours

  • Included

  • Medium


Experience the full explosion and excitement that is the thrill of white water rafting!. The route is scenic and the ride is exhilarating. The vegetation will surround you, while the raw unbridled power of the waters will transport you into a great wild adventure. The scenery while rafting is just marvelous. The vegetation that will surround you plus the power of the waters will transport you into a great wild adventure. The equipment will be given, and a specialized guide will instruct you on how to manage yourself into the strong currents of the river. The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day. Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforestarea, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights. The white water that is equally exciting. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many. Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids! imageframe-image PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDES: USD $99 / USD $80 BILINGUAL GUIDE (ENGLISH/SPANISH) GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM ALL THE MAJOR HOTELS IN SAN JOSE (ROUNDTRIP) SPECIALIZED GEAR (HELMETS, LIFEJACKETS, PADDLES). BREAKFAST AND LUNCH Book Now The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that is extremely beautiful. After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas”, “Pin ball” toname a few. You will also see the Huacas watefall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river. After the gorge the rivers opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river has a different character. It is wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and take the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting. The main rapids here are “Cimarrones”, “The Play Hole”, “El Indio” and “Magnetic Rock”. The forest remains just as lush, and the rapids just as fun.

Tours Activities

  • Rafting

Included Services

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual Guide (English / Spanish)

Additional Free Services

  • Specialized Gear (Helmets-Lifejackets-Paddles)

Must Bring

  • Close Toe Shoes
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Recommended to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/Hat
  • Long Shirt
  • Pants
  • Insect Repellent
  • Raincoat
  • Cash
  • Smartphone during the tour

Important Information

  • Open 365 day a year. Minimum 2 person.
  • Must book 24 hours in advance


Cancellations up to 2 days before the date of the tours, a 0% penalty is applied Example: if the visit is on the 10th, you can cancel the reservation at no cost until the 7th (included). Cancellations from 24 to 48 hours before the tour date, a 50% penalty applies. Example: if the visit is on the 10th, the reservation can be canceled up to the 7th (included). Day 8 is cancelable with a cost of 50% of the amount previously paid by the client. Cancellations within 24 hours before the tour are penalized with 100% of the value of the tour. Example: if the visit is on the 10th, on the 9th the reservation is no longer cancelable. Therefore, the previously paid import will not be refunded. In case of NO SHOW, 100% of the service contracted by the client will be penalized and exceptions for returns will not be accepted. Example: if the visit is on the 10th, the reservation is not cancelable on the 10th.


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