With its cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife, the Pacuare River is rightfully famous for its natural beauty. Paddle?through the river gorge, navigating 52 Class II-IV rapids as you go, on this 12-hour trip from San Jose. Take in views of the tropical rainforest and wildlife such as sloths, parrots, and toucans as you ride the river (and your adrenaline rush) over the course of the day.
- A close encounter with wildlife
- All necessary equipment included
- Breakfast included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
What You Can Expect
The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica.
It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot of rapids, giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18-mile (29 kilometers) one-day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many.
Upon arrival to the river, gear up with a life jacket, helmet, and paddle, and then attend a safety orientation talk. Then, it is time to take off down the rapids!
The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids that let you?test your river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of beautiful secondary growth forest. After about 40 minutes, you?will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, a 5-mile (8 kilometers) stretch of some of the best whitewater Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are “Terciopelo Snake,” “Double Drop,” “Upper and Lower Huacas,” and “Pin Ball,” to name a few. You will also see the Huacas Waterfall, a 150-foot (45 meters) dramatic drop into the river.
After the gorge, the rivers open up to a 5-mile (8 kilometers) 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 main rapids here are “Cimarrones,” “The Play Hole,” “El Indio,” and “Magnetic Rock.” The forest remains just as lush, and the rapids just as fun.
You will?finish in Siquirres, where you can take a shower, change clothes, and enjoy the gardens and terrace while having a beer or two and reflecting with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared.
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned transportation E
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Minimum age is 12 years
- A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant women
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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Your downtown San Jose hotel
6-6: 30 am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
12 hours (approx.)
Returns to original departure point