For hundreds of years, torrential weather has shaped Costa Rica’s valleys and canyons, creating a landscape whose twists, dips, and bumps are ripe for rafting opportunities. Some of the country’s most well known rivers – including the Reventazon, Pacuare and Corobici – carve through dense forests and meander along inspiring waterfalls. Rafting options exist for all ages and abilities, and can range from maneuvering through technical rapids to gliding along smooth stretches that are ideal for nature watching. Professional guides attend the adventures and ensure that all experiences are safe, fun and memorable.
The Savegre River, one of the most pristine rivers in the country and surrounded by lush vegetation and meandering waters, features class II and III rapids that are perfect for beginner rafters. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
Costa Rica offers some of the world's best white water rafting. Wild and untamed, these big, brash rivers plunge through spectacularly beautiful, largely unexplored tropical wilderness. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
One of the best ways to experience Costa Rica is on a white water rafting trip—you see places, animals, and scenery that are often otherwise missed. There are several options for this rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River, including Class II and III tours, Class IV tours, and a safari float.
Beyond an outstanding multi day rafting excursion this 4 day journey allows visitors to partake in a variety of nature and adventure activities within the Pacuare River Valley including rafting, canopy tour, hiking as well as education about community conservation efforts. Rated 6.5/10 by visitors
This multi day Rafting excursion allows visitors to get in more rafting and spend more time relaxing and to enjoy the Pacuare River Valley including 2 nights at the Rios Tropicales Lodge. Rated 7.4/10 by visitors
Combining two of the country’s most adrenalin-packed activities, this tour will have you repelling down waterfalls and surging over white-water rapids! Set in Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the scenery for this tour couldn’t be any more beautiful. Rated 7.3/10 by visitors
Set deep in the Costa Rican rain forest and fed by waters from the Poas volcano, the Sarapiqui River winds 12 km (8 miles) through a canyon, filled with dramatic scenery and heart thumping excitement. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
The Pejibaye River is a tributary of the Reventazon River, in the Turrialba Valley, just two hours from San Jose. This is a great introductory river as it only has class I and II rapids, making it a perfect starter for first time rafters and children (ages 5 and up).
Cruise some of the world's finest whitewater on one of several rafting expeditions offered from your hotel in Arenal. Regardless of the season, whitewater rafting trips are available thanks to unprecedented amounts of rainfall accumulated in the northern lowlands. Rated 7.3/10 by visitors
Paddle down the exciting rapids of the Tenorio River and enjoy the area's lush scenery while on this adventurous rafting tour. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
Why not experience one of the most gorgeous river rafting trips in the world on the Pacuare River. It lives in the lush valley of Turrialba in the Central Valley of Costa Rica known for its exuberant beauty, wildlife and great rapids. This trip is excellent for those 14 years and up and for the adventurous beginner to the experienced rafter. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
People of all ages will enjoy the excitement and thrill of white water rafting on this half day adventure to the Balsa/San Carlos River. Rapids along the Balsa River are graded class 2-3 and is a great option for families and beginners. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
This multi day Rafting excursion allows visitors to get in more rafting and spend more time relaxing and to enjoy the Pacuare River Valley including either 1 nights at the Rios Tropicales Lodge. Rated 7.5/10 by visitors
Costa Rica offers different kinds of White water rafting where the adrenaline shoots to the limit and fascinating Canopy tours can be experienced from the top of the trees. Now you can enjoy both activities combined in a single tour. Discover the natural wonders of Sarapiqui, a large territory located in the northern part of the country, with crystalline rivers, abundant scenic beauty and towns full of hard-working and friendly people
This one-day tour of Hacienda Pozo Azul allows travelers who are staying in San José to enjoy the many activities at the Pozo Azul property. The adventures here include canopy tours, rafting, rappelling, and horseback riding.