Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class III-IV

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From $78.00

66 reviews   (4.98)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience a Sarapiqui rafting adventure on the most exciting section of the Sarapiqui River. You will love this exciting, intense adventure through the Costa Rican jungle!

Make your way through exciting rapids like “Morning Coffee,” “The Terminator,” and “Dos Locos.” Peer up at the canyon walls dripping with waterfalls and take in the majestic views of the mountains and volcanoes in the distance. 

Our highly qualified Instructors will make you feel comfortable and safe while rafting. Plus, they will point out a variety of birds, wildlife, trees, and other flora and fauna along the way. 

This activity is perfect for intermediate rafters, or those who are physically fit and are willing to paddle and work as a team. The minimum age to participate is 14 years and must be comfortable in white water, in good physical condition, and be able to paddle. 

What's Included

Tropical Fruit, Drink and Snack

What's Not Included

Is possible with extra charge

Transportation - Private Shuttle

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 65

Additional Info

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For your safety, the 3pm schedule may change due to the low level of the river at this time of year.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required; Use "Special Requirements" field to advise information
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


Best rafting experience
Marc v, 31-07-2022
We had a marvelous raft with Arturo and David. Very professional and a lot of care for safety: clear instructions and dry practicums. All with new equipment.
Nice explanations about schemert.
Finishing with a joyful fresh fruit meal!
Thrill seeking fun.
Mitchellbren, 26-06-2022
Absolutely brilliant day out at this place. Our guide David was just brilliant from start to finish. Excellent safety demo at the start and an awesome experience with lovely local produce served at the end. Family run business too. 100% must try when in La Fortuna.
Whitewater Rafting with Roberto
dlwalt, 08-06-2022
We had a great time whitewater rafting with Roberto. Prior to our ride, he gave us a little nature walk. But the main event, the whitewater rafting, was fantastic. We really enjoyed the trip. As an added bonus, they gave us photos and videos of our trip for free.
Amazing adventure
Neeraj_R, 31-05-2022
Rafting was excellent, was a beginner and felt completely safe. Fantastic tour, would definitely recommend
Great time!
Colin_D, 06-04-2022
Excellent experience. Very good cadence of frequent rapids. The guides did an awesome job of pointing out wildlife. The lunch at the end was terrific, too. Amazing people and strong community!
Rafting experience
jackfF5630KC, 09-01-2023
The guides were very experienced and helpful. One of the rafts did flip but everything turned out just fine.
Great adrenaline boost. Well organised and thought through
Catherine D, 06-11-2022
Thr whole experience with Sarapiqui Outdoor Centre was well done. The guides were really friendly and knowledgeable, the safety precautions were rigorous but absolutely did not get in the way of the thrills and the rafting itself was great fun. As well as having an awesome time in the rapids, we saw various herons, a toucan and a massive iguana. Well worth it.
Pura vida
marissa h, 23-10-2022
We couldn't have asked for a guide. Although I fell out twice from the raft I always felt safe and alot of safety instruction was given beforehand. Our guide pointed out many things along the way including howler monkeys, the different plants and trees, and birds. The snacks at the end were awesome. Couldn't have asked for a better time.

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