From San José: Pacuare River White Water Rafting Day Trip


Raft along the Pacuare River on a guided excursion from San José and feel the thrill of floating past cascading waterfalls. Experience class 3 and 4 rapids, perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. Enjoy a roundtrip transfer from your hotel and discover the world of whitewater rafting.

After an early pick-up at your San Jose area hotel, we will drive to Cartago – Costa Rica’s historic capital city – and through small towns and countryside to the rafting hub of Turrialba. We’ll stop for breakfast (included) and afterward head to the Pacuare River put-in. At the river, your guides will outfit you with rafting equipment and give a paddling explanation and safety talk.

Then the fun begins! We’ll paddle 18 miles downriver through class 3 and 4 rapids like “Huacas,” “Rodeo,” “Pinball,” “Cimarrones,” and “Dos Montañas.” Along the way, we’ll stop for a riverside picnic lunch. After finishing rafting, you’ll be able to change into dry clothes before driving back to San Jose.

Our Pacuare River Rafting 1 Day tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, 5 hours of rafting, professional river guides and a safety kayaker, rafting equipment, and transportation from and to your San Jose area hotel.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Tour operate with a minimum of 2 people
  • Pickup hours and tour durations are approximate. Slight changes may happen without prior notice
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats available prior notification
  • Take in scenic countryside landscapes en route to a thrilling adventure
  • Paddle 18 miles downriver through class 3 and 4 rapids, great for beginners
  • Immerse yourself in the high-energy atmosphere of the Pacuare River
  • Watch as a powerful waterfall cascades into the river from both sides
  • Admire a variety of species, including sloths, toucans, parrots, and coatis
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Tour Guide
  • Rafting equipment
  • Transportation from Hotels in San José
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
9 hours

Pickup includedYou must indicate the hotel’s name in order to confirm the booking. Please confirm the pick up time at least 24 hours before the tour by contacting us via email:

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