One Day Pacuare River Tour

Pacuare River

Pacuare River

The trip down this wild and scenic river offers some of the finest white water rafting in Latin America and takes you past luxuriant rainforest, crystalline waterfalls and dense vegetation covering the sides of steep gorges. It is also an environmentally sustainable adventure that is carbon neutral and supports efforts to conserve the river’s ecosystems and help nearby communities.

Once you are picked up from your hotel, you’ll ride past lovely mountain scenery to a rustic restaurant where you’ll enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast made with organic ingredients. Then drive to Pacuare River put-in site, where  expert river guides will give you a quick course in white water rafting and safety before you begin your 18-mile journey down that spectacular waterway.

Pacuare River

Pacuare River

You’ll float past pristine tropical forest populated by toucans, parrots and other birds, some of which is protected in a  637-acre (258-ha.) nature reserve , where the fast-growing trees absorb more atmospheric carbon than our vehicles emit, making the tour carbon-neutral.

This unforgettable river adventure combines class-II and -IV rapids with floats past breathtaking scenery that includes massive tropical trees and waterfalls that plummet into the river. Break for a healthy lunch by the riverbank in a traditional palm-thatch structure owned by a Cabécar Indian family, who recycle the organic waste and wash dishes so that disposable plate and cups are not used.  After lunch, you will  paddle through more adrenaline-pumping rapids and marvel at amazing scenery, such as the narrow canyon of Dos Montañas. After you reach the highway, you’ll be able to change into dry clothes before we begin our 90-minute drive back to San José.

Rafters should be physically fit and at least 12 years old, but no previous white-water experience is necessary for this trip.

  • Trip length:18 miles, 10-13 hours
  • Difficulty: Class III-IV, moderate-difficult
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Season: All year round
  • Included: Transportation, breakfast , picnic lunch , river equipment, guide, changing facilities at our take out  in Siquirres . One towel is provided for each guest. 

Consider incorporating this fantastic tour into your itinerary.  Cost is $118.00 per person.   To reserve, contact us today!

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