Sarapiqui Whitewater Rafting Class III-IV

  • 7 hours Hours Total
  • Offered In English
  • Typical Lunch Provided
  • Transportation Provided
  • Highly Recommended

Whitewater rafting is one of the adventures that everyone should try at least once in a life time, luckily we have many options in order to practice this activity and Sarapiqui River is one of the best!

If you are feeling adventurous while visiting the Arenal area we offer a day trip to this amazing river so you can experience class III - IV whitewater rapids, be immerse in nature, surrounded by the lush rainforest and see very scenic landscapes, while going down on the river you will be able to appreciate the wilderness that makes Costa Rica famous with the safety of the guide and equipment provided.

Never done it before? That is not a problem, beginners can participate on this fantastic adventure, you will be given all the instructions by a professional guide who will be with you at all times on the raft and a kayak security staff will always be at a short distance, you will make a practice before getting started and then just let go with the flow, paddle as the guide asks and enjoy the beauty that this river and destination has to offer. Half way down, there will be a stop at a clear spot in the river where you can enjoy some fresh tropical fruits and have some time to jump into the water, do some swimming and experience the best of the exuberant rainforest while getting wet, then you will continue to paddle the way out and will end up having a deserving lunch in a beautiful restaurant.

Tour Itinerary

08:00am: Pick up at the Lobby of your hotel


The exact pick up time varies according to the group size and your hotel location, we will send you the confirmation with all details via email so you can be ready and on time. Make sure you bring extra clothes since you will get wet.

9:45am: Getting ready


Will arrive at the put in and will start getting ready, put on helmets, life jackets and listen to the guides instructions, pay attention, ask any questions needed and do a good practice.

10:00am: Let’s get started!


After a short practice has been made the guide will give you the OK to start paddling forward! Get ready for some fun rapids and from time to time admire the beauty that the river offers you, hopefully you can see some wildlife too.

11:00am: Break time


There will be a short stop by a bank on the river where you will flavour delicious fruits and get rested.

12:30pm: What an adventure!


After an exciting journey down the river, crossing rapids and admiring the beauty of the landscape offered by the Sarapiqui River the tour ends and is time of a nice lunch, you will definitely be hungry.

1pm: Lunch Time


You will drive for a few minutes towards the lunch place, will have access to shower and changing rooms and make sure you replenish with all favorable typical dishes.

2pm: Time to get back to La Fortuna area


After lunch is tasted and you are full a one hour drive will start back to the Arenal region, make sure you admire the little villages on the way, as well as pineapple fields, sugarcane, seedlings of papaya, cassava, plantains, sweet potato and more.

3pm: Hope you had an unforgettable experience


The guide will take you back to your hotel, remember to bring some cash to buy the pictures of such a memorable trip.

Customer Reviews

The entire day was an A+ From the moment we were picked up at our hotel and having our driver point out and take the time to stop for us to see howler monkeys along the road side. Momo could not have made our rafting trip any more enjoyable. Our teenagers had a blast on this wild ride. Branden was an excellent guide and educator on the Costa Rican history. What a great surprise to learn about the sugar cane and moonshine. Truly loved the casada meal prepared for our family. Highly recommend

Nancy Graham

Reviewed on 2018-08-04

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