The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure, adrenaline tours in Costa Rica.
No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day.
Pacuare River is world famous for its sheer beauty. 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.
Upon arrival first a harthy breakfast is being served and then at the river you will be geared up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and a full safety orientation talk will inform you about the ins and outs of this adventurous tour. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!
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 Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas”, “Pin ball” to name a few. You will also see the Huacas watefall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river.
A picnic lunch is served at the river bed, to refill the battery and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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 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 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, and you will be brought towards your destination.
(Pick up and drop of in your combination of the following locations: San Jose, La Fortuna Arenal or Southern Caribbean Beaches and during the rafting tour your luggage is securely stored).