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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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Adventure Pacifica$22459Jun 13, 2024Enjoy a 9-day version of our classic Adventure Pacifica tour. Experience all that Costa Rica has to offer with opportunities to hike, raft, search …
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Beaches & Rainforest$19058Jun 13, 2024This 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$30769Jun 13, 2024Enjoy this 9-day Costa Rica adventure tour from San Jose to Arenal Volcano, Monteverde cloud forest, the rainforests of Manuel Antonio National Park, …
Costa Rica Multisport$26789Jun 13, 2024On this active 9-day Costa Rica vacation you'll explore the rainforest by raft, hike, zipline, and kayak - from Los Cusingos Biological Reserve to …
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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:

Selva Verde Lodge
Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui

Rios Tropicales Lodge
Pacuare Lodge

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

  • 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.

  • 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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