Whitewater Rafting: Class II, Class III, & Class IV
Nearly every region in Costa Rica offers whitewater rafting—usually as a full-day excursion. Some areas, like Manuel Antonio and Turrialba, have several rivers of varying intensities.
A few of these rivers house multiple sections, each appropriate for a certain skill level.
For example, the Pacuare has three main segments: two with challenging Class IV rapids, and a third with easily navigated Class II and III rapids.
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Rafting float trips are popular among families with young children. The Rio Tempisque and Rio Corobici in Guanacaste are gentle, with a focus on wildlife watching.
Crocodiles, monkeys, and iguanas are easily observed, as your raft drifts along.
Although most rafting tours are designed for groups and include a buffet lunch, we can arrange private trips, catered lunches, and riverside barbeques.
Multi-day river trips are available, some with overnight stops at comfortable river camps or lodges.
In most locations, rafting is offered year-round. However, many rafters prefer the Green Season months from May to mid-November, when water levels are higher.