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Is Rafting Safe In Costa Rica
Is Rafting Safe in Costa Rica?

IS RAFTING SAFE IN COSTA RICA?

Is Rafting Safe in Costa Rica?

by Selina Walker

White water rafting is one of Costa Rica's most popular and safest activities for travelers and locals. Costa Rica has a dense amount of rivers and mountains spread out over a diverse terrain, so fun and exciting rapids are inevitable. There are a variety of river classes available to cater to the varied skill and adventure levels of visitors. We often say it is safer to go rafting in Costa Rica than driving here!

Desafio has adventure operations in various parts of Costa Rica, but we pioneered commercial white water rafting in Arenal, Costa Rica near the Arenal Volcano. We did the first descents on many rivers on this area and we sincerely think Arenal is the best place for rafting in Costa Rica all year long!

We have access to three popular rivers in Arenal, Costa Rica: the tranquil class-1 Safari Float on the Peñas Blancas River, the upbeat and beautiful Class 2-3 Balsa River, and the fast and furious Jungle Run of the Class 3-4 Sarapiqui River. In addition, our clients can take advantage of our Adventure Connection rafting from Arenal to Guanacaste on the tenacious Class 3-4 Tenorio River that finishes with Costa Rica's craziest rapid: the Cascabel Falls 12-ft waterfall!

We always like to remind clients we only have two rules in our company: 1) Be Safe and 2) Have SERIOUS Fun!

Many people ask us when booking their trips:

"Is rafting in Costa Rica safe?"

"What kind of safety procedures do you take while sending out rafting trips?"

"Are your guides fully trained in first aid?"

"Is the company prepared in case of an accident or emergency?"

"Does your company have an insurance policy to cover me in case of an emergency?"

You can have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions about rafting for more information on rafting. Since safety is our # 1 priority, we are constantly evaluating our equipment, staff and safety protocols in order to provide the safest and most fun rafting trip in Costa Rica possible.

Here are some important safety measures for rafting we practice daily:

  • If the rivers are too high or too low we cancel rafting trips to ensure that no risks are being taken. (We will help you exchange for another adventure activity or provide full refund.)
  • All river guides receive river rescue and first aid certifications and are constantly evaluated on their safety practices in the river.
  • Every client who goes rafting receives the highest quality gear like NRS lifejackets, helmets, good quality rafts and paddles.
  • The guides always explain safety protocols and rafting techniques before heading out on the river. They also practice on the calm part of the river before heading down more advanced rapids.
  • We are training a new generation of rafting guides who focus on safety and customer service as their #1 priority in our new Costa Rica Adventure Academy
  • We are a safe rafting company in Costa Rica and carry an umbrella liability insurance policy to cover you in case of an accident.

We look forward to having you on the river for rafting in Costa Rica with us!

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