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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class III-IV

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Rafting in The Sarapiqui River Class III IV
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Prepare to get wet and wild as you tackle the class III and IV rapids of the Sarapiqui River on this half- or full-day white-water rafting adventure from La Virgen. Marvel over the dramatic scenery and lush rainforest of the Sarapiqui canyon as you hurtle downstream, then re-fuel with lunch (full-day tour only) or refreshments by the waterfront. Best of all: the rapids are suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners, and anyone over 14 can give it a go!
  • Half- or full-day river rafting tour on the Sarapiqui River
  • Get your adrenaline pumping on class IV and III rapids
  • Soak up the scenery of the Sarapiqui River Canyon
  • Enjoy lunch or refreshments by the riverside
  • Full instruction provided: suitable for all abilities
  • Perfect for adrenaline junkies!
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • All equipment for operate in safety the tour
  • Bath Towel
  • Lunch
  • Transportation - Private Shuttle

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sarapiqui Outdoor Center - Costa Rica
    75 metros norte del Ebais, Heredia, La Virgen, Costa Rica

    We are approximately ***2 hours*** from the city of San Jose. Take into account the departure time and access routes to avoid delays with the tour schedule.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • For your safety, the 1:00 p.m. time slot has been eliminated due to the low river level at this time of year.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Adreana_N
I really enjoyed this tour. Both the guide and the owner were so kind and informative! They taught us how to work together as a team to really maneuver the rapids safely. I promise we felt like an Olympic rowing team by the end of the excursion. lol We also got some great action shots out of it as well. Definitely recommend.

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Great guide = Great time
Adreana_N, Apr 2023
I really enjoyed this tour. Both the guide and the owner were so kind and informative! They taught us how to work together as a team to really maneuver the rapids safely. I promise we felt like an Olympic rowing team by the end of the excursion. lol We also got some great action shots out of it as well. Definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We hope to have you here again. Thank you!
Amazing adventure
Neeraj_R, May 2022
Rafting was excellent, was a beginner and felt completely safe. Fantastic tour, would definitely recommend
Great time!
Colin_D, Apr 2022
Excellent experience. Very good cadence of frequent rapids. The guides did an awesome job of pointing out wildlife. The lunch at the end was terrific, too. Amazing people and strong community!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for choosing Sarapiqui Outdoor Centre to take you on this adventure. Pura Vida!!
Nice
Seb_S, Mar 2022
Very nice experience, good instructor. Nice to do with friend, great activity for families, friends and other people
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for choosing Sarapiqui Outdoor Centre! Pura Vida!
Best trip ever, great company
Jonas_Z, Jan 2022
We booked the rafting half day trip and it was the highlight of our time in the area! The tour operator company was really good, the guys were very good in ensuring everyone is safe throughout the ride. It was extremely fun on the River! After the ride they offered us a lunch/snack and showed us how to make sugarcane juice. The food was delicious! When we got home, they had sent us pictures from the trip. All in all the best experience, I really can only recommend it and would chose them again if I wanted to do rafting again!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Sarapiqui Outdoor Centre is so happy to have had you, we are thrilled you enjoyed your time and hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida!!
Luis was an awesome instructor. The...
Sean O, May 2017
Luis was an awesome instructor. The views are spectacular, as well he really does provide you a plethora of knowledge on the local history and wildlife. If you can afford the time, go for the full day tour. The meal provided was better then most of the restaurants I visited during my stay. If you have a sense of adventure, you can not skip out on this. I am definitely going back for more.
This smaller, family-owned company...
David V, Jun 2016
This smaller, family-owned company was awesome! We were two families with a range of rafting experience and we decided to do the full day Class III/IV. David, Stanley, and Tonio (two of whom grew up on the Sarapiqui) were our guides and they were fantastic! i can't recommend them highly enough.
Première expérience en...
Emilie_B, Jan 2024
Première expérience en rafting incroyable. Un excellent accueil, notre capitaine de bateau Arturo était drôle et a rendu l’expérience encore plus unique. Une collation et un verre de l’amitié nous attendait à la toute fin. Je recommande à 100%
Rafting avec nos filles de 15 et 16 and - assez sport et top !
Francois_J, Aug 2022
Encadrement , sécurité, sympathie des accompagnateurs et qualité du site ont été au top … Parfait ! Vraiment ….
Super rafting !
SABINE_K, Apr 2022
Super rafting! L équipe est super et le parcours top! Nous avons fait la descente classe 3 / 4 (sportif) et nous sommes beaucoup amusés. Tout était parfait 🤗!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Merci pour votre message et votre visite de toute l'équipe ! A la prochaine fois !

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