Pacuare River Rafting from San José

Pacuare River Rafting from San José

Starts in: San José Available: Every Day
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
12 hour tour
English, Spanish
$99per person
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Pacuare River Rafting from San José Highlights


Enjoy the atmosphere of the lush green virgin tropical rainforest as tropical birds fly overhead


See wildlife including sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs


White water rafting in one of the best locations in the world surrounded by greenery


Embrace the sheer natural beauty of the Pacuare River (Rio Pacuare) with its beautiful cascading waterfalls

Why we chose this tour

Rafting in the Pacuare River, one of Costa Rica's lushest and richest natural treasures, is the perfect one day adventure from San José. Our Pacuare River Rafting from San José tour includes a fun white water rafting experience through this natural gorge in the forested rainforest, surrounded by rich flora and fauna, as well as access to our private Exploration Center where you can relax in the lush gardens and reflect on the day.

Our Pacuare River Rafting tour from San José is available every day, and provides you with the ultimate adventure in the rich lush rainforest. The Pacuare River (Rio Pacuare) is one of the world’s best-regarded white water rafting locations, and the sport has been practiced here widely since the 1980s. The trip fuses the adventure of white water rafting, with the natural beauty of the rich virgin rainforest. See the abundant wildlife including tropical birds overhead, sloths, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies, and colorful frogs. Enjoy a feeling of total isolation from urban life as you connect with nature.


The 18-mile white water rafting in this river is rather gentle, yet the 52 rapids add extra fun to this adventure. The rafting will take place after a full safety orientation, and kitting you out with protective gear (a life jacket, helmet and paddle). The river develops through different stages, the earlier stage has fun rapids, with the lower stages calmer, offering beautiful views of the nature and the opportunity to spot animals along the way. The rafting ends at Siquirres in our private exploration center where you’ll be able to shower, change, and relax in the gardens over a beer.


The Pacuare River Rafting tour starts and ends in San José with guaranteed departures

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Pacuare River Rafting from San José Itinerary

05:30-6:30 - Pickup from San José
  • Collection from 5 centralized hotels in San José
08:00 - Breakfast
  • Meet your travel partners over breakfast en-route to the Pacuare River
09:30 - Arrival to Pacuare River for rafting
  • Following a safety briefing and getting kitted up, enjoy the 18 miles of beautiful river along which you'll raft.
12:00 - Lunch en route
14:00 - Siquirres Exploration Center
  • Take a shower and chill out over a beer in our Exploration Center
17:30-19:00 - Drop off in San José
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
  • Drop off in La Fortuna and Puerto Viejo can be booked for an extra cost
NB - all timings on Pacuare River Rafting from San José are approximate
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Important Details

Transportation to and from San José
Fully guided tour with a bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
Life jacket, helmet and paddle
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Rafting clothes (light shoes that will stay on, swim suit, shorts,nylon shirt)
Clothes to change
Insect repellent
Credit card
Essential Information
This tour is available with daily with a bilingual guide
All luggage will be kept in lockers.
Drop off in La Fortuna and Puerto Viejo can be booked for an extra cost
Minimum age for children: 12 years
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