Whitewater Rafting On The Pacuare River In Costa Rica - San Jose

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    San Jose Metro, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Adventure Inn
    Aldea Hostel
    Amón Taormina
    Apartotel Obel.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience the adrenaline-charged thrill of whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River! The scenery while rafting is simply unique. The tropical vegetation and power of the waters will transport you to a Central American fantasy world. This one-day adventure battling class III and IV rapids is an unforgettable Costa Rican experience not to be missed.

Know More about this tour

While in Costa Rica, head out rafting (approximately 3-4 hours) on this perfect tropical river, which due to its scenery and rapids has been declared one of the five best rafting rivers in the world. This is a trip of pure magic, unsurpassed beauty, wildlife and exhilarating fun.

The Pacuare River borders the Talamanca mountain range, home to native Cabecar Indians, jaguars, monkeys, sloth and an incredible variety of birds, butterflies and reptiles. Known as one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, you'll enjoy a day filled with adventure as you raft down the Pacuare River. You'll have time for a relaxing lunch, before heading out on the river again for the last leg of your whitewater rafting experience.

On your ride back to San jose, you'll have the chance the take in the beautiful landscape around you in the Braulio Carrillo National Park.


Return Transportation

Bilingual Guide






Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 14 years

Each passenger must sign a waiver prior to tour commencement

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Passenger maximum weight 300 lbs

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Jul-2017

    Extremely fun activity with 3-4 hours of rafting in an enchanting jungle. No experience needed. Our guide, Kevin, was an expert rafter and a super nice guy. Highly recommend it.

  • 16-Jul-2017

    This daytrip was the highlight of my two-week stay in Costa Rica. We tackled nearly twenty miles in one day, most of it rapids, and finished up with a leisurely float through a beautiful gorge. Our group of three rafts was accompanied by a man in a kayak with a good camera. He took hundreds of pics, available for sale at a reasonable price. He emails you digital copies. I had mine before the bus was back in San Jose. I would recommend the two-day overnight package. They stop at various spots along the way for short hikes, swims, repelling, and camping overnight. Unfortunately, they only accept double-bookings and I was traveling solo. :-

  • 28-May-2017

    It was a wonderful experience! Exciting rafting on the Pacuare River, never a dull moment with level III and IV rapids and the beautiful scenery. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The breakfast and lunch were delicious.

  • 16-Mar-2017

    Best entertainment value! Long drives to and from San Jose but the scenery is beautiful and Matthias is a walking encyclopedia. Breakfast was excellent! River was at its lowest in early March but rapids were still fun. Had a nice picnic on the river bank as well! Great value!

  • 01-Jan-2017

    The whitewater rafting was VERY fun, and VERY long. You didn't leave there feeling like you only had a short ride. We had 3 full hours on the river, and excellent guides that made it fun for our 13 and 16 year olds too. Biggest frustration was not the fault of the tour operator, but they probably could have made this more clear before hand. Ours was a 13 hour day from San Jose pick up time. 13 hours, for 3 hours on the river. That part sucked. The rest of the time was making pick ups, stuck in traffic, driving, or dropping people off and a bit of time eating breakfast and lunch. That part was a huge bummer. 5:20am pick up, and home just after 6:00pm.

  • 10-Oct-2016

    The greatest!
    So much fun and adventure. Guide was amazing Kevin is da bomb.
    Totally worth it, you will have the time to enjoy nature, laugh,feel a little scare but the time of your life getting wet.

  • 27-Jul-2016

    Fun fun fun! Long day def worth it!

  • 21-Jul-2016

    Loved every minute of it. So much fun.

  • 12-Jul-2016

    Me and my sister had never gone before and had an okay time. Out of the whole time on the rapids it was actually only exciting for 15% of the time. I think we had an off day though, we had only arrived the night before to CR and didn't gel with our trainee raft leader and our small group wasn't very fun.

  • 03-Jun-2016

    This was the best river we have ever rafted on. Our guide, Ray, was fantastic and he pointed out key points along the way. The trip is long and involves a great workout but well worth the money and time. When we return to Costa Rica in the future we will definately go down the Pacuare River again. It was the highlight of our trip!

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