4-day Pacuare River Rafting Adventure

Starts: San José, Costa Rica
Finishes: San José, Costa Rica

Visit: San José, Pacuare River, San José

Tour Type: Private Journey

Accommodation: Comfortable

Activity: Ecology,Hiking,Rafting


The Pacuare 4-Day Adventure & Ecolodge offers all the white water action of the famous Pacuare rafting adventure, with three nights and an extra day at our unique, remote Rios Tropicales Lodge, overlooking the river. From our ecolodges remote, riverside location, you can enjoy ziplining through the canopy (additional cost), rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, self-guided walks to waterfalls and pools, relaxing in a hammock overlooking the beautiful Pacuare River, and birdwatching. Dine in the open air with wine (or beer) and exceptional meals, more stars than you can imagine, and the vibrant sounds of the jungle.

The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world for a host of reasons. Youll get to explore the intimate nature of the rainforest from the river perspective. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds make this trip exquisite for your senses. Add in the exciting Class III-IV whitewater rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after youve returned home.

Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting on the Pacuare with a stay at our remote Rios Tropicales Lodge, tucked in the rainforest on the banks of the river. Our ecolodge, complete with electricity and hot showers thanks to our hydro-powered generator system, is a model of ecotourism and sustainable business practices. We invite you to relax, explore, and enjoy Costa Rica's natural paradise. Its all quality timeyour wayat its very best. The longer you stay, the more refreshed you return to your daily routinewe guarantee it!

Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years (December- May)
Minimum Age Requirement: 14 years (June- November)


    • Exciting Class III-IV whitewater rapids
    • Guided rainforest hikes and farm rides
    • Self guided walk to waterfalls and pools
    • Stay in a luxurious ecolodge

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162372
Tour Type: Private Journey
Accommodation: Comfortable
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Luxury

Starts: San José, Costa Rica
Finishes: San José, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • Meals for two days, except dinner on day two
  • Spacious changing rooms and hot showers
  • Lodging at Rios Tropicales Lodge
  • Transportation to and from all the major hotels in San Jose
  • ARRANGE IN ADVANCE! FOR FREE transportation available from Arenal and Puerto Viejo
  • On-site activities, such as guided nature hikes, adventure loop, etc.
  • Secure, dry transport of your luggage in dry bag



Price person (sharing double) $535 ($134/day)

Note: Minimum 2 participants required (A solo traveler supplement is applicable for a solo traveler. If your party size is 4 or more, you may eligible for a group discount - please ask us for details)


100% per person for bookings made 0 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 0 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Flexible

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Costa Rica San Jose, Pacuare River, Rios Tropicales Lodge


Tour Operator

Rios Tropicales

Rios Tropicales is celebrating 30 years of Costa Rica adventure tours this year! Founded in 1985, Rios Tropicales started with white water rafting trips, expanding from the pristine Pacuare River to rivers through-out Costa Rica, and adding more kinds of adventure tours with biking, hiking, sea kayaking, nature safari tours, and more. Rafael Gallo, cofounder of Rios Tropicales, even co-wrote the book on Costa Rica’s Rivers.

Rios Tropicales is consistently recognized by National Geographic Adventure as one of the top adventure companies in Costa Rica and one of the top rafting companies in the world. Our conservation, reforestation, ecopreneurs, education, and community efforts have earned us national and international recognition and awards. We are humbled and grateful for the recognition and awards we’ve won in our 30 year history. 

In Business Since 1985

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