Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting from San Jose

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From $99.00

31 reviews   (4.61)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 12 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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The Pacuare river rafting is one of the best adventure water tours in Costa Rica. The 18-mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. 

Pacuare River is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rainforest area appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights.

Do not miss the opportunity to explore this experience that combines the most beautiful rainforest with the adrenaline of the rapids.

What's Included

Air conditioned transportation



Hotel pickup and drop-off


Professional guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


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Robert_M, 23-01-2021
Our guide, David, did such a great job taking us down the class 4 rapids! He knew exactly how to navigate the river and gave us some history about the area along the way. This is the best river to raft, although the traffic from road construction is aggravating, getting back to San Jose.
Amazing adventure
Julia, 10-02-2021
The guide was super experienced and funny. The trip was such a nice adventure in many different ways. The nature was beautiful and the animals were fascinating to watch. Of course the river rafting itself was very exciting and fun.
Worth Every Penny!!!
Lisa_P, 27-01-2022
Rob was our guide and made the experience!! Very knowledgeable about the river, plants and animals. One of the best tours. Everyone was professional and as a whole so easy. If you want to go on an adventure this is a MUST!!!!
Great experience
26amiec, 28-06-2022
This was our first trip rafting. We loved it. The rapids are what the pictures showed. We went in June 2022 after a big rain, therefore the river was challenging. But, we enjoyed the trip and have good memories.
World famous Rio Pascaure
geraldj462, 16-12-2021
Fantastic exhilarating tour. Professional safe company with excellent equipment. Roberto gave us proper instructions of how to navigate the world famous Pacaure. Wear sturdy water socks and have your bathing suit and quick drying shirt under your clothes when picked up. Bring a change of clothes and towel to shower with afterwards. Typical Costarican meal was yummy. You must be able to follow instructions and have a tiny by of physical agility to do this tour. If you any tour, this one is a must. Highly recommend

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