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Naranjo River

Location: Costa Rica

River trips on the “Rio Naranjo” are convenient to those visiting the Manuel-Antonio Quepos region. The estuary of the Naranjo runs along the boarder of the Manuel-Antonio National Park.

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Level of Difficulty: Class III-IV / Intermediate

Whitewater challenges abound on Naranjo River rafting trips: big waves, steep drops, and powerful hydraulics create thrilling rapids. Adventurous first-time rafters and veterans alike will find exciting half-day trips here. The usual minimum age is 14.

Scenery: Steep Jungle Gorge, Palm Plantations

The scenery on “Rio Naranjo” offers a glimpse of Costa Rica’s diverse terrain. Trips begin in a jungle gorge with sheer, dramatic walls, and end floating through cattle ranches and large African Palm plantations.

Season: May – October

Seven-mile half day trips are available on the Naranjo River from May into October.