The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica.
Another trip in the country does not exist that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, the white water that is equally exciting. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many. Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which are a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that is extremely beautiful. After about 40 minutes we will enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. You will also see the Huacas waterfall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river. After the gorge the rivers opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river has a different character. It is wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and take the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting. We finish in Siquirres, at our own private Exploration Center, where you can take a shower, and change into dry clothes. Rafters should be physically fit for this trip, although no previous white-water experience is necessary.