White Water Rafting from San Jose

Great tour; very good guides; very good river for beginners - good mix of easy and medium rapids, without very difficult rapids, but still providing rather exciting moments. The river goes through some gourgeous places, making the view amazing at times. ...Alexandre F., Portugal – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Feel the adventure and experience white water rafting with one of the three most popular rivers in Costa Rica!


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Departs From:
San Jose
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Hotel pick up
6 or 11 hours
daily at 6:30 AM; 12:30 PM
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In this excursion you have the opportunity to be in one of the three most popular rivers for this sport: the Pacuare, Sarapiqui and Chirripo River.

Pacuare River:

The Pacuare River, is one of the five most important rivers of the world by its landscapes and fast rapids. Traveling on this tropical river is pure magic. Located in the Caribbean of Costa Rica, the Pacuare River and the mountain of Talamanca are home to the native Indians of Cabecar and an immense variety of flora and fauna.

Once on the river you will go 16 miles to the heart of the rain forest observing waterfalls, birds and a diverse variety of flora.

Sarapiqui River

The Sarapiqui River is ideal for those who wish to combine white water rafting with observation of the exuberant flora and fauna. The clear refreshing waters will serpentine along through the tropical jungle and offer a variety of waves and rapids as well as some great spots for swimming and Tarzan jumping off of its banks for the more adventurous.

Chirripo River

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced whitewater rafter, you will delight in this adventure through the abundant waters of the beautiful Chirripo River. The characteristic continuous rapids, huge waves, and deep gorges make this activity intense from beginning to end.


  • Transportation

  • Guide

  • Breakfast and lunch

  • Safety equipment


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Please bring light clothing, extra clothing, bathing suit, towel, sport sandals.

  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. All tickets will be refunded or rescheduled in this case. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • The options with rafting in Pacuare and Sarapiqui takes approximately 11 hours, while rafting option in Chirripo takes approximately 7 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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