Costa Rica whitewater rafting
Looking for adventure in nature ? The river rapids and whitewater rafting trips will make you happy. The following is an introduction of the rivers, and what to expect from each. Starting in the Northern Plains, near Arenal and Sarapiqui, is the Sarapiqui River, which has two sections, a Class 3 – 4 in its upper part, a very adventurous sections with strong rapids, and a Class 2 – 3 in its middle section, ideal for people looking for some softer rapids and a less strenuous trip. Rio Toro and Rio Tres Amigos also offer some rapids, although we always recommend Sarapiqui. The Chirripo River, near Guapiles offers some exciting rapids, Class 2 – 3 , and this river can be combined with a visit to the Rainforest Aerial Tram. All these tours can be done from Arenal and Sarapiqui. Moving to the Central Pacific, there are two main rivers. The Naranjo River, which offers Class 3 rafting and up to Class 5 in its upper part, called El Chorro. The Savegre River, powerful river, offers Class 2 – 3 rafting in its lower sections. In the South Pacific, the Terraba River, the country`s largest river has some powerful waves, but it can only be done in 3 days overnight package, camping on the riverbanks. Moving North, Guanacaste has three rivers. The Corobici River, it offers some soft waves and is more focused on river floating and wildlife observation. The Tenorio River instead offers awesome rapids, from Class 2 – 4, especially in its final section, where you will encounter a 10 feet Class 4 drop. The newly discovered Cucaracho River is located in the northern side of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. It is one of the best river sections in Costa Rica. The ride starts in the mountains and ends in the lowland plains, passing through 20 miles of virgin tropical rainforests. The Pacuare River, in the province of Limon, is still considered the best whitewater rafting river section in Costa Rica, with Class 2 – 4 sections in its traditional sections, and class 5 – 6 in the Upper Pacuare section. The Reventazon River, next to the Pacuare Canyon, also offers some great rafting, although it has less water due to the damn project they built up in the mountains.