Pacuare river rafting one day tour

One day rafting tour to Pacuare river $99 per person


One day tour itinerary


After an early pickup from your hotel, you will be taken to the rafting operations center for a typical Costa Rican breakfast. After putting on the rafting gear, the advernture will start on the banks of the Pacuare river.


In the start all necessary equipment will be adjusted and reviewed for proper fit, you will receive an important rafting safety talk, and instruct you on the paddling basics. You'll be excited to launch your raft and begin to paddle 18 miles deep into the heart of one of Costa Rica's most impressive primary rainforests. You'll pass through densely vegetated rainforest gorges, view cascading waterfalls, relax in serene areas and experience pounding rapids. Halfway down the river you will pass right beside the Rios Tropicales Lodge, the unique "Eco-Lodge" where guests stay on the multi day/multi-sport adventure trips. Self-powered and intimate, the Lodge blends naturally into the rainforest within the 2,000-acre private reserve, complete with waterfalls, quiet pools, and miles of hiking trails.



You will enjoy an adrenaline-packed afternoon running the Pacuare's biggest rapids, with names like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos MontaƱas and more. At the take-out, our short drive back to Rios Tropicales Operations Center brings you to a hearty and delicious lunch, showers, optional drinks and a handy souvenir store. This trip includes all transportation to and from San Jose. On your return drive to San Jose, you'll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park, home of dense, primary tropical rainforest, and Irazu Volcano.
This unforgettable trip will be a highlight of your stay in Costa Rica!.


Included in the rate

  • Transportation from and to central valley
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • All the specialized gear needed for the activity
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • All taxes
  • Optional FREE transportation available to Arenal and Puerto Viejo.

What to bring?

  • Clothing Change including shoes for after your Rafting Tour.
  • Towel.
  • Sun hat or bandana and sun protection lotion
  • Swimsuit / swim trunks; t-shirt and shorts of a quick-drying material.
  • Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet

Physical requirements

  • Normal healthy physical condition
  • Over 15 years old

River dificulty

  • Moderate, class III
  • 18 miles distance
  • From 4 to 5 hours rafting time