Pacuare Rafting En Route from San Jose - La Fortuna

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Pacuare Rafting En Route from San Jose - La Fortuna

From US$ 103 per person

Raft some of Costa Rica’s best whitewater runs on a full-day tour en route from San Jose to Arenal. Break your journey at the Pacuare River and raft class 3.4 rapids. See abundant wildlife, such as colorful toucans, and enjoy a lovely al fresco lunch.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Raft some of Costa Rica’s best whitewater runs
  • See abundant birdlife, such as colorful toucans and parrots
  • Enjoy a lovely al fresco lunch
  • Descend up to 38 rapids of the Rio Pacuare
  • Get heart pumping thrills along an 18 mile whitewater route
  • Break your journey from San Jose to La Fortuna with an adrenaline activity
  • Save time and money with an exclusive adventure link
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This full-day river rafting trip on Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare is an ideal way to break your journey from the capital to La Fortuna in the shadow of the Arenal volcano. Departing from San Jose, stop to enjoy the wilderness as you tackle class 3.4 rapids on a stunning stretch of the river. Soak up the lush tropical flora, and colorful birdlife. As a true river gorge, the Rio Pacuare is flanked by steep green walls and home to waterfalls that cascade into the river from both sides. The wildlife is abundant. As well as birds, such as toucans and parrots, you will see sloths, coatis, butterflies, and brightly colored frogs. But the whitewater is equally exciting; the sheer number of rapids make for a memorable adventure. You will cover some 18 miles (30 kilometers), plunging down 38 rapids. During the descent, stop to enjoy a buffet style lunch at a beautiful river beach. Then, continue your rafting thrills, ending at Siquirres in the Limón Province. Private showers and cold drinks are available at the exclusive Exploration Center, before your transfer on to La Fortuna.
  • Pick-up in San Jose
  • Drop-off in Arenal
  • White water rafting on class 3.4 rapids at Pacuare River
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • All necessary equipment
  • Bilingual guides
  • Gratuities
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  • Pregnant women

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What to bring

  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that participants must be at least 12 years old
  • Good physical condition is recommended for this activity
  • Recommend clothing: quick-drying shorts and a T-shirt, a bathing suit, and secure shoes (no flip-flops or bare feet)
  • No refunds
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great adventure. friendly & knowledgeable guides, great time!

26 August 2018

A great option to combine travel, sightseeing, and adventure!

This tour was outstanding. The guides were great, the Pacuare is beautiful, and the challenge/exertion level was just right for me (a mid-30s first-time rafter who's in reasonably-good shape). This was my first activity after arriving in San Jose and it was a great welcome to Costa Rica.

30 March 2013

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