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Rafting on Pacuare River

The Pacuare River is the best choice for white water rafting Costa Rica. No other adventure trek in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day.

Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights.

The white water is equally exciting. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many.

The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that is extremely beautiful. After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water rafting Costa Rica has to offer. You will also see the Huacas watefall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river.

After the gorge the rivers opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river has a different character. It is wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and take the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting. The forest remains just as lush, and the rapids just as fun.

If you’re just getting started, the 1-day Pacuare River Rafting tour with Exploradores Outdoors is a perfect introduction.

99 $/pers

transport, breakfast and lunch included

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  • We had an amazing time with the most gracious hosts. My wife, two kids (5 & 1) and myself stayed for 10 days in October. Out room was excellent. We had more space than we needed and the kitchen was fully equipped. Often we felt that we were in our own paradise and there was limited interaction with other guests as everyone was off exploring different parts of this wonderful country and specifically the Caribbean coast. Our hosts were very informative and were always there when we needed them. They were anything but intrusive and give you as much space as you wish. Property is well maintained and all of the spaces are clean. There are of course bugs but you are in the jungle so that should not be a surprise. We did not encounter any mosquitos and that is in large part thanks to our hosts and how well they maintained the property. All in all we had a fabulous time. Thank you, gracias, merci!!!

    Ibojan – Tripadvisor