Sarapiqui River Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

Water Sports in Americas

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Take a rollicking ride down Sarapiquí River on this white-water rafting tour from La Fortuna. A guide leads your group down Class III and IV rapids that have names like the Terminator and Dos Locos. Take a riverside snack break at the halfway point and after you're done riding the rapids, refuel with lunch at a local restaurant. Bonus: Pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna hotels are included.
After hotel pickup in La Fortuna, travel for about two hours through picturesque villages to the town of San Miguel de Sarapiquí. When you arrive at the launch site, your expert guide provides a safety briefing, teaches paddling techniques, and gets you fitted in gear for your 2.5-hour journey down the Sarapiquí River on Class III and IV rapids. Expect to get soaked on this jarring but high-spirited ride. During your 6-mile (10-km) descent down the river, follow your guide through 30 rapids. Wipe water off your face as you paddle hard, rocking from side to side, through turbulent waters called the Terminator, the Pipeline and Dos Locos. A photographer follows your group in a separate raft to capture you in action, and pictures are available for purchase after the tour.About halfway through your journey, take a break and pull over to a riverbank. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit snacks as you get to know some of your fellow riders. Depending on where your guide takes you for this break, there might be time to swim, or even leap off a cliff into the river.Back aboard your raft, screech in delight during another bumpy ride down the river. Afterward, reward your physical exertions and reenergize with a satisfying Costa Rican lunch at a local restaurant. You’ll have a chance to shower and freshen up before you relax on a ride back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Photographer (photos available for purchase)
  • Use of safety equipment

What’s not included

  • Gratuities