Activity: Whitewater Rafting
Duration of the activity (hours): 3.5 a 5 depends on the season
Duration of the activity (days): two days
Geographical position of the activity or program: Pacuare River, is located in the Atlantic Slope, San Martin area at Siquirres 18 kms.
Season: All Year
Number of participants with minimum and maximum: 2 clients without maximum.
Minimum age: 14 years

Trip details:
Day 1: You'll depart San Jose early in the morning, traveling east towards the Caribbean and crossing the amazing Braulio Carrillo National Park. You will arrive at our Rios Tropicales Operations Center for a hearty "Tico" traditional Costa Rica breakfast, and with time to change into clothing for rafting, and shop for any last minute needs in our handy outfitter’s store. You'll then depart for our private rafting put-in on the Pacuare River in San Martin. There your professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare all the rafting equipment, give you complete safety and paddle instruction.

Before you know it, you'll arrive at our unique Rios Tropicales Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking or soaking in our waterfall and pools. Nestled in the jungle on our 1,500-acre private reserve, the lodge offers you all the comforts you need in "Cabecar Indian" style bungalows. Private single and double rooms are spacious and completely provided with fresh linens and comfortable pillows and beds.

Don't worry about bathrooms - our lodge enjoys modern, clean bathrooms and hot water showers, thanks to our self-sufficient mini-hydro-plant that generates all our electricity.

Day 2: After yet another serving of Costa Rica's tastiest coffee and a hearty breakfast, we will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. We will have transportation waiting for us at the take-out in the town of Siquirres, where we will whisk you away to our Operations Center just a few miles up the road. We will have a hearty hot lunch waiting on us upon arrival. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks, snacks, a bar, and souvenirs are all available. On the return drive to San Jose you'll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazú Volcano.

Rapids classification: Class III & IV
Means of transport by land and nautical: Rafts with up to 6 people maximum
Lodging: Lodging at Rios Tropicales, Lodge
Meals included and not included: Meals two days except dinner on the last day
Other services included and not included: Transport

Recommended Gear:

This list represents what you will need on the river. Space on the raft is limited. Therefore, it is important not to bring anything extra. Equipment -The Ríos Tropicales Lodge offers all the sleeping comfort you would need, private rooms, mattresses, sheets, pillows and blankets are provided.

• Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar) • Swimsuit / swim trunks; • T-s hirt and shorts of a quick-drying material, • Waterproof sunscreen lotion (SPF 15 or higher) • Sun hat or bandana • Croakies or straps to secure glasses, • Clothing Change including shoes for after your Rafting Tour • Towel • Personal Toothpaste and toothbrush • Personal medications Long light pants Shoes (2 pairs, one to get wet and one dry) • Long sleeved shirt Sweater or Sweat shirt Towel Socks ( 1 pair) • Insect repellent


Pacuare / Two Days
Rates per person based on double occupancy
Rooms deluxe with private bathroom

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