River white water Rafting in San Jose

About this activity

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11 Hours

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Every Day

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Trip style:

Local Activities

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Arenal La Fortuna / Arenal La Fortuna

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Bus / Van Shuttle

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Minimum 1

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Age Required:

5 - 60



  • The best extreme water activities to do in La Fortuna
  • Great Rafting by the river in Costa Rica
  • Fantastics pure adventures obove the funny river

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Sarapiqui River White Water Rafting in Arenal

Option No. 1

This is an exciting, heart-pounding, class 3-4 Costa Rica rafting river — You’re going to love this intense, Costa Rica adventure deep in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle!

The Sarapiquí River is one of Costa Rica’s most-exuberant rivers for some of the best rafting Costa Rica has to offer!This Costa Rica tour is for adventurous paddlers -- You’ll get over 2 hours of paddling near the Arenal Volcano with more than 20 continuous, class-3-4 rapids along more than 10 kms of lush, vibrant Costa Rica rainforest.

Bring on the adrenaline!!! Experienced and first-time whitewater rafters love the Sarapiqui River for full-day, class 3-4 whitewater rafting in Costa Rica.

We'll pick you up at your La Fortuna Costa Rica hotel and travel through small, Costa Rican villages to the quaint town of San Miguel de Sarapiquí.

Once at our private entrance at the Sarapiquí River, our experienced Costa Rican adventure rafting guides will give you a thorough safety talk, get you set up with our top-quality adventure gear such as your Pro-Tec helmet, NRS life jacket and paddle and then you're off – you'll be paddling for more than 2 hours!

Make your way through exciting rapids like “The Pipeline,” “The Terminator,” and “Dos Locos” -- We'll stop along the way for a refreshing, tropical fruit break. After your Arenal rafting trip, we take you out for a typical Costa Rican “casado” lunch. You'll return to the La Fortuna area and your Arenal hotel around 3:30-4:00pm.

If you're planning your Costa Rica vacation, rafting on the Sarapiquí River is considered one of the "Must-Do" Costa Rica tours in the wet and wild Northern Zone of Costa Rica near the Arenal Volcano according to Costa Rica Traveler magazine!

Please note: if river conditions are unsuitable for the Río Sarapiquí, our head guide might make the call to change to a back-up river and/or offer another tour -- we run another class 3-4 river called Tenorio rafting, as well as the class 2-3 Balsa River and Adventure Connection rafting Manuel Antonio – you're always guaranteed a fun day of adventure in Costa Rica!

Here at Marvelus Travel Company, we only have two rules: 1) Have Fun and 2) Be Safe! Our Costa Rica adventure guides are professional, bilingual and trained in first aid, CPR and swift water rescue. You're in good hands on the river while rafting in Costa Rica!

A photographer will be on each tour. You may want to bring some extra money to buy a photo CD of your tour, a cold beer or a souvenir t-shirt.

Rafters on this Arenal tour should be ages 13 to 65 and in good, physical condition. Although you don't need experience, rafters should know how to swim.
Departure: 8:30am
Arrival: 3:30pm
Duration Approximately: appr. 8 hours
What to bring: Clothes to get wet in, change of clothes, secure shoes and a big smile

Pacuare River White Water Rafting in San Jose

Option No. 2

The Pacuare rafting trip is great for the more experienced rafter and offers the perfect combination of great tropical scenery and a white water adrenaline rush. You depart San José at 6:30 a.m. Enjoy the scenic 2 hour drive on arrival; you will embark on the rafts. The experienced guides will rig the rafts and brief you on the safety procedures to ensure your safety.

Departure time: 6:30 am.
Pick up/drop off: Hoste-Hostel:


  • Includes: Transport to/from La Fortuna hotels, fun & professional guides who love their job, tropical fruit break, delicious Costa Rican lunch, towel and lots of adventure!
  • Recommended Clothing: Swimsuit, Jacket, change of clothes, waterproof shoes or sandals, towel
  • Tips Personal expensive

PRICE PER PERSON: $.120 USD- if you do it in San Jose Costa Rica

PRICE PER PERSON: $.85 USD - if you do it in Arenal Costa Rica

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Cash