Sarapiqui River / Class III-IV

Activity: Whitewater Rafting
Duration of the activity (hours): 7 hours, (Two – Three hours on river) depends on the season
Duration of the activity (days): Full day
Geographical position of the activity or program: Sarapiquí River, is located in the Atlantic Slope, 11km / 7 miles

Season: All Year
Number of participants with minimum and maximum: 2 clients without maximum.
Minimum age: 16 years

Trip details:
This stunning rainforest river is an excellent choice for a first rafting trip in Costa Rica. The lush vegetation and thick tree canopy along the narrow, winding river are home to toucans, cormorants, kingfishers, howler monkeys, hummingbirds and much more.

After being picked up in the early morning from your hotel, you will drive by private, comfortable, air-conditioned bus to a local restaurant for a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast. On the way to the river, verdant fields of coffee, papayas and ferns.

This trip is for white water lovers looking for an adrenaline packed ride of continuous rapids on a tropical river.

If white water is your passion and you are seeking for a new challenge, jump on the raft with us for an adrenaline packed ride down a tropical Class IV river. Continuous rapids, landscaped by lush rainforest walls dripping with waterfalls just gives you a glimpse of what will be in store for you.

Upon arrival to Río Sarapiquí, your friendly and professional guides will outfit you with lifejackets, helmets and paddles and give you a safety orientation for the river. Rafting down the Sarapiquí, you can expect beautiful, clear water flowing down from Poás Volcano. You'll have fun going through exciting rapids interspersed with tranquil pools, and taking in the stunning tropical forest scenery. During the trip, you'll stop to enjoy a picnic lunch and swimming.

Rapids classification: Class III & IV
Means of transport by land and nautical: Rafts with up to 6 people maximum
Lodging: N/A
Meals included: Costa Rican river lunch
Other services included: Transportation from Arenal zone

Recommended Gear:

• Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar) • Swimsuit / swim trunks; • T-shirt 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


Sarapiqui River / Class III-IV
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