Experience the thrill of White-Water Rafting. Costa Rica is known for world-class rafting and the Class III-IV rapids of the Rio Sarapiqui won’t disappoint. Fed by waters from Poas Volcano, you will raft 13 km (9 miles) through dramatic scenery on your adrenaline-packed ride on continuous white-water rapids.

For an excellent adventure down the Sarapiqui River that’s great for beginners or families, don’t miss this adventure! The Sarapiqui River is the cleanest river in the area and provides the perfect combination of adventure and nature!

You will be accompanied by expert river guides and safety kayakers. This trip is an excellent adventure for the whole family and first-timers. The Sarapiqui River is in the province of Heredia and is a one hour and 15-minute scenic drive from La Fortuna.

The altitude difference offers unique and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, so be sure to look out for water birds, toucans, sloths, and other rainforest inhabitants! This trip is a great way to get wet.

Jump start your Costa Rica holidays with White Water Rafting Class III & IV from Arenal.

Costa Rica is known for world-class rafting and the Class II & IV of the Sarapiqui River won’t disappoint.

Your Costa Rica rafting adventure tour begins with a 1.5 hour scenic drive that winds through plantations of papaya, pineapple and yucca at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Once you reach the “put-in”spot, Wave Expedition’s skillful, trained guides will go over the safety procedure and rules to prepare you for your paddling responsibilities. Once you know the rules and show you are familiar with the commands – you are ready to start your Costa Rica tour.

The Sarapiqui River winds through spectacular greenery, so between rapids you might be treated to sights of monkeys toucans and other Costa Rica wildlife species.  At the halfway point you will take a break while your guides prepare some delicious snacks and tropical fruit on the river bank, so you can refuel, surrounded by the serene and majestic beauty of the rainforest.

After your snack, it is time to hit the rapids again for more heart pumping excitement.

At the “take out” spot, you will be greeted with an icy beverage and dry towel.  Just a short jaunt down the road, you will change into dry clothing and enjoy a delicious, typical Costa Rican lunch, where you can recount the adventure shared by your fellow rafters.

Your rafting trip with Wave Expeditions is sure to be one of the highlights of your Costa Rica tour.  Pura Vida!



DEPARTURE TIME 08:30 am to 4:00pm aprox
Towels Snacks on the river

Lunch and ice cold drinks

Transportation Bilingual guide

Minimum age 12 years old

Where to meet: We pick you up at any Hotel near the region for free. Just let us take care of you.

What to bring:

  • Bathing Suit
  • T-shirt
  • Sun Screen
  • Secure shoes such as water shoes  or  sports  sandals
  • Change of clothing
  • Small amount of cash to tip your rafting guides

Important: Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of the tour as we do start on time.

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