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Rafting in Costa Rica

rafting Costa Rica

Rafting in Costa Rica becomes a perfect combination of adventure and nature emotion. The routes along which the rapids of the rafting have in common an environment of extreme natural beauty. Costa Rica is a country full of rivers and although most are too small for rafting, there are a few that come loaded with white water perfect for rafting. Costa Rica's rivers are famous for their tropical exuberant landscapes and wildlife that you can enjoy while letting yourself be carried away by the currents. Rafting in Costa Rica gives us the opportunity to splash in good rapids and at the same time be able to watch a toucan or a white-faced monkey. It is a top experience.

The best rafting in Costa Rica is provided by the Pacuare River, which starts near the city of Turrialba and flows towards the north until it arrives at the Caribbean. Along 29 km, through exciting rapids and some of Costa Rica's most beautiful river landscapes. At Rutas Costa Rica we offer a round day trip excursions to the Pacuare River, but an interesting option is to choose the two-day, one-night trip. An exceptional adventure vacation experience, combining rafting with a stay at one of the Ecolodges located in the rainforest on the banks of the Pacuare River.

The region around Arenal is another great place for rafting in Costa Rica. You can enjoy a nice adventure on the Sarapiquí, Balsa and Toro rivers.

Near Liberia, in the Palo Verde National Park Rio Corobici for wildlife observation and Rio Tenorio for rafting.

The Central Pacific also hosts a handful of entertained rivers near Manuel Antonio. The most exciting is El Chorro, a narrow canyon that offers Class IV-V rapids even in the dry season. If you're looking for softer rapids, you'll find them in the nearby Savegre and Naranjo Rivers.

The best time for rafting is usually during the rainy months, from June to November.

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At Rutas Costa Rica, we try to include the best quality-price ratio to accommodate your trip and budget. Not only do we appreciate the proximity of the hotel as well as the flexibility and kindness of their staff, but also that the establishment can be a part of the total trip experience, either by the privileged location or by the particularity of your hosts.

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Traveling in Costa Rica usually takes time as not all roads are asphalted and their maximum allowed speed is usually 80 km/h. From San Jose to Tortuguero, the trip can take about 5-6 hours between car and boat and the same amount of time is needed to go from Tortuguero to La Fortuna. The same is the case with traveling from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Limon in the Caribbean area of Costa Rica. It usually takes 4-5 hours if we are lucky and don’t find any accident or other problem on the road. We keep such factors in mind in order to make the most of the days and reduce the traveling time as much as possible. Sometimes, we use domestic flights as well as other private transport that allow us to organize the trip and stops just the way we want it.

When there is no choice than to spend a few more hours on the road, we try to make that time pass in the utmost comfort and privacy we can provide. For such journeys, we recommend that you be patient and don’t stop looking through the window as the magnificent green views of the Tico’s landscape might surprise you.

The relationship created with the guide in a private trip is much stronger and enriching than the guide in a group tour. In most of our trips, you will cross national parks, volcanoes, and rivers together with your guide, an expert eco-guide who will tell you many stories about the country.

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We are absolutely sure that there is always a possibility to explore a country in another way, even if it is as popular and well-known as Costa Rica. To plan yours, you will need to tell us about your preferences, ideas, and your budget. We will adapt to these factors and design a personalized trip to Costa Rica that you will never forget. You will return home with the unforgettable memories of traveling the beautiful land of the Ticos and your stay there.

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