White water rafting in Costa Rica
With everything on offer from a more leisurely paddle or a Class IV rapid, Costa Rica has the adventure seekers covered.
What to wear
Wear what's comfortable that you don't mind getting wet. Shorts and t-shirt are often the go to. Strap on sandals or water shoes are good, flip-flops won't cut the mustard. Safety hat, life jacket and paddle provided!
At one with nature
Wherever you decide to embark on this heart-pumping activity you can rest assured that there will be some stretches of smoothe water that will allow you the opportunity to look around you and absorb the beauty of the luscious jungle scenery which rises up from the river gorge, you may even catch sight of some wildlife.
When to go
First timers are catered for all year round, but if you are a seasoned white-water enthusiast looking for thrills, then the wildest months are from June to October
How to do it
We recommend that you book your white-water rafting experience in advance and we can build these into most holiday itineraries, so just chat to us about planning this for you and we can make it happen!
Where to go
For beginners the gentler areas to raft are around Manuel Antonio or Gaunacaste. For the fearless thrill-seekers amongst you Rio Pacuare in the Central Valley will provide you with stronger rapids, depending on the time of year, you will get Class V! Another popular spot is Rio Sarapiquí which is considered easy to moderate with Class II and III rapids, although some sections are a little more feisty with Class IV.