Sarapiqui River, San Jose

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Sarapiqui River, San Jose - Address

Address: Sarapiqui, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

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Time Required: 07:00 Hrs

Outdoors, River, Family And Kids, Water Sport

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About Sarapiqui River, San Jose

Located 70 kilometers away from San Jose, the Sarapiqui river is one of the top tourist places for white water rafting, rappelling and fishing. The river also proved important during the 1856 war when weapons and soldiers were transported through the river.

The dams built on the river are also used to generate hydroelectricity. For tourists the sheer green tropical forests, mountains that have rustic hiking routes and natural spots along the banks of the river are loved for picnics and spending a day with nature. The wildlife adds to the beauty with iguanas, alligators, otters, crocodiles and a variety of birds that are a common sight. 

Sarapiqui River Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks with you to have a hearty picnic on the river banks.
  • If you want to take part in any adventure sports at the river, contact local organizers.
  • A guided tour is recommended. 

Sarapiqui River Opening and Closing Hours

  • Recommended time of arrival is 8.00 am to 10.00 am.

How To reach Sarapiqui River by Public Transport

  • By renting a Car
  • Ask locals for busses that reach the river

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Sarapiqui River, San Jose Reviews - Write a Review

  • Awesome Rapids and wildlife, never a dull time on this river. A must see while traveling in CR.

  • Río tranquilo. Se navega con barqueros que llevan a los turistas. Allí se pueden ver cocodrilos, aves diversas, monos y algunas otras especies.

  • Hermoso. Se pueden observar muchisimas especies de flora y fauna.

  • Exlente rio aguas cristalinas

  • Hermoso rio

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