Pacuare River White Water Rafting (Class III-IV)
Price Per person valid until 10/31/2022
Includes: Sales tax, round trip transportation from San Jose, Puerto Viejo or Arenal area hotels with option to change destination, breakfast and lunch, first class equipment, bilingual-experienced guides, changing facilites after river trip.
Difficulty: Class III-IV (some maneuvering is required)
Distance: 30 kms/18 miles
Number of rapids: 38
Approximate river time: 4 hours
Minimum age: 12 when accompanied by an adult
The Pacuare River
If you dream about rafting on a wild tropical river with warm water, the celadon-colored Pacuare is a dream come true! Rated one of the top rivers in the world, you’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest as you raft right through it on 19 miles of Class III-IV white water. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds indulge your senses on every level. Located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slope, the Pacuare River borders the Talamanca Mountain Range, home to native Cabecar Indians and an incredible variety of wildlife, including parrots, toucans, deer, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, butterflies, and more. When you add in the exciting Class III-IV white water rapids you'll have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home. On your return drive to San Jose, you’ll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park, home of dense, primary tropical rainforest, and the Irazu Volcano. This unforgettable trip will be the highlight of your stay in Costa Rica!
Who can go: Anyone in normal healthy physical condition. Swimming experience preferred but not necessary.
Departure Time: 6:00 – 6:30 am, San José and Southern Caribbean Coast. Arenal Pick-Ups start earlier, approximately 5:20 – 5:40 a.m.
Return Time: Approximately 5:30 PM.
- Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (Tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar)
- Swimsuit / swim trunks; t-shirt and shorts of a quick-drying material
- Waterproof sunscreen lotion (SPF 15 or higher)
- Sun hat or bandana
- Croakies or straps to secure glasses
- Change of clothes including dry shoes, towel