Day Trip - Rafting in Pacuare

At their put-in, we review and adjust all necessary equipment for proper fit, give you a comprehensive rafting safety talk, and instruct you on paddling basics. You’ll be excited to launch your raft and begin to paddle 14 miles (28km) deep into the heart of one of Costa Rica's most impressive primary rainforests. You’ll pass through densely vegetated rainforest gorges, view cascading waterfalls, relax in serene pools and experience pounding rapids.

You will enjoy an adrenaline-packed afternoon running the Pacuare’s biggest rapids, with names like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montanas and more. At the take-out, our short drive back to our Rios Tropicales Operations Center brings you to a hearty and delicious lunch, showers, optional drinks and a handy souvenir store.

On your return drive to San Jose, you'll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park, home of dense, primary tropical rainforest, and Irazu Volcano. This unforgettable trip will be a highlight of your stay in Costa Rica!

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