Between the year-round warm water and the natural beauty the country has to offer, a trip to Costa Rica presents the opportunity for world-class rafting in a tropical paradise. Costa Rica has 14 major river systems that begin in the volcanic mountain ranges and flow out towards the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the San Juan River, or Lake Nicaragua — with plenty of waterfalls along the way. These rivers produce world-famous white-water rapids, as well as beautiful scenery along the banks.

There are several ways you can experience and enjoy the perfect rafting conditions Costa Rica has to offer. If you only want to do a day tour, you can relax on a safari float, take in the scenery and watch the wildlife, or take part in an exciting one-day rafting trip through some challenging rapids!

If you are really into rafting and want to take full advantage of the perfect conditions, you have the opportunity to go on a several day rafting adventure and stay at some unique and luxurious lodges like the Pacuare Lodge right by the river you are rafting on. A fantastic adventure that allows you to get away from all the stress and truly experience Costa Rica’s nature and rivers.

There are many different river to choose for your rafting experience, with the Pacuare River being the most well known. It is rated as one of the top rivers for rafting in the world and offers stunning views and crazy rapids to traverse. You will not only have a thrilling ride, but also see a vast array of exotic wildlife, like monkeys, toucans, parrots and even jaguars.

Other great rivers for rafting are the Tenorio River in the Guanacaste region, which is guaranteed to give you a thrill, or the Naranjo River near Manuel Antonio, which is a better match for a family activity and a more relaxing journey


If you are interested in rafting, please contact us and we will gladly add a tour to your personal itinerary!

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