Central America’s Costa Rica may be one of the best places in the world to visit for whitewater enthusiasts. An abundance of precipitation (up to 350 inches a year in the wettest regions) combined with rugged terrain, make Costa Rican rivers challenging, exciting, and abundant. The country’s rainforest wildlife and scenery create an exotic backdrop for Costa Rica river rafting trips.
El General River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV): The remote El General River canyon offers big waves and chance to experience a 3-4 day river trip in Costa Rica.
Naranjo River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV): River trips on the Naranjo run through a steep jungle gorge and sprawling plantations while offering challenging whitewater.
Pacuare River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV): Rafting trips on the “Rio Pacuare” take adventurous first-timers and experienced rafters to a protected river with high waterfalls and exciting rapids.
Reventazon River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV): Upstream dams allow beginning and intermediate river trips to run all year long on the Reventazon River.
Sarapiqui River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV): Sarapiqui whitewater trips combine exciting rapids with a chance to see wildlife ranging from Hummingbirds to Howler Monkeys.
Savegre River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV): Cascading waterfalls, a tropical riparian environment, and fun Class III whitewater make river trips on the “Rio Savegre” a great introduction to river rafting. Two day trips include more challenging Class IV rapids.
Costa Rica has a thriving eco-tourism industry. This small Central American country, bordered by Nicaragua and Panama, is host to an incredible 5% of the world’s biodiversity and makes a significant effort to protect its natural resources with wildlife preserves and national parks. Whitewater rafting trips are one of the country’s many outdoor activities helping visitors enjoy Costa Rica’s rainforests and tropical wildlife.