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Experience the thrill of rafting down a powerful, raging river surrounded by pristine rainforest and raging whitewater. Adventure Life offers whitewater rafting trips on the best rivers in the world for beginners and experienced rafters alike. Raft down raging whitewater rivers in Pacuare, Sarapiqui & Savegre. Costa Rica has warm tropical, crystal-clear waters surrounded by remote rainforests, featuring a plethora of Class III and IV rapids with exciting waves and holes that are perfect for beginners and experienced rafters alike. In Peru, we offer multi-day rafting trips on the Apurimac and Urubamba Rivers. Whitewater rafting in Chiang Mai is also a popular activity in Thailand. Contact us for help in choosing the ideal combination of rivers and adventures for your dream rafting trip.

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Costa Rica Quest$19418Aug 11, 2022This exciting 8-day tour of Costa Rica takes you to Tortuguero National Park, rafting on the thrilling Sarapiqui River, and up the slopes of the …
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Beaches & Rainforest$20308Aug 11, 2022This 8-day Costa Rica tour explores the Caribbean, Cahuita National Park & the Pacuare River, where white water rafting, hiking, climbing, and …
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Costa Rica Family Vacation$26479Aug 11, 2022Enjoy this 9-day Costa Rica adventure tour from San Jose to Arenal Volcano, Monteverde cloud forest, the rainforests of Manuel Antonio National Park, …
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Discover Costa Rica$26009Aug 11, 2022This thrilling 9-day Costa Rica multisport adventure tour takes you whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River, biking through tropical plantations, …
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Costa Rica Highlights$18716Aug 11, 2022Explore Western Costa Rica's highlights during this 6-day vacation. From river rafting, exploring the hanging bridges of Monteverde, watching for …
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Costa Rica Escape$98209Aug 11, 2022This hand-crafted 9-day luxury tour of Costa Rica takes you on a thrilling helicopter ride over Costa Rica's volcanoes, then to La Paz Waterfall, …
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Wild Costa Rica Corcovado$21568Aug 11, 2022Experience an 8-day Costa Rica vacation package that immerses you in the natural wonders of Central America. After a two-day whitewater rafting trip …
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Coast to Coast Multisport$358010Aug 11, 2022Explore Costa Rica from coast to coast on this active 10-day multisport vacation. From river rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, and canyoning to …
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Turtles & Rainforest Pacuare Reserve$23068Aug 11, 2022This 8-day ecological tour of Costa Rica combines nature and adventure as we join biologists to study giant leatherback turtles for two nights at …
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Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Travel Guide

Best Places for Rafting in Costa Rica
On our multisport adventure tours, there are three main rafting locations:

Pacuare River
  • Contains Class III to IV rapids
  • Accessible via San Jose and Arenal
  • Journeys through mountains and jungle
  • Howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, ocelots, and more can be observed.
Sarapiqui River
  • Contains Class II to III rapids
  • Access from Tortuguero, Arenal
  • Travels through the La Virgen neighborhood
  • Expect calm water swimming opportunities throughout the trip.
Savegre River
  • Contains Class II to III rapids
  • Manuel Antonio and San Jose provide access.
  • Explores jungle gorges and waterfalls
  • Expect to witness egrets, ospreys, kingfishers, cormorants, and parrots, among other species.
Whitewater Rafting Trips in River Lodges

Our multisport and adventure packages already include several whitewater excursions, so you don't have to worry about where to stay. Consider these lodges if you want to go whitewater rafting as an additional activity:

Sarapiqui
Selva Verde Lodge
Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui

Pacuare
Rios Tropicales Lodge
Pacuare Lodge

Savegre Valley Hotels 
Savegre Mountain Hotel
Dos & Don'ts of Whitewater Rafting

DO:
  • Always wear a life jacket with the buckle fastened.
  • Observe your guide attentively
  • Put on shoes, swimming shoes, or sandals with ankle straps instead than flip-flops.
  • Inform your guide of any medical conditions
  • Assist anyone who has fallen from the raft to reenter it.

DON'T:
  • Stand up in a moving river
  • Splash somebody with your paddle or employ it as a toy or weapon.
  • Bring glass bottles or alcoholic beverages on the raft.
  • Go rafting by yourself

It's acceptable if you fall off of the raft; simply float on your back with your toes pointed up and your back facing downstream.

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Kenai Backcountry Lodge$21523Aug 11, 2022Spend three nights in the Alaska wilderness with stays at Kenai Riverside Lodge and Kenai Backcountry Lodge. Raft the Kenai River from one lodge to …
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