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  • The best rafting in Costa Rica on the Sarapiqui River near Arenal Volcano.
  • The best rafting in Costa Rica on the Sarapiqui River near Arenal Volcano.
  • The best rafting in Costa Rica on the Sarapiqui River near Arenal Volcano.
  • The best rafting in Costa Rica on the Sarapiqui River near Arenal Volcano.
  • The best rafting in Costa Rica on the Sarapiqui River near Arenal Volcano.

Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Afternoon Half-Day

Costa Rica Rafting at its best!



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Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Class 3 Sarapiqui River Half-Day Afternoon

Bring on the adrenaline on the class 3 rafting trip on the Sarapiqui River! This is the perfect Costa Rica afternoon rafting trip for adventurous paddlers! Whether you are a first-timer or a rafting expert, this rafting trip will guarantee to get your adrenaline pumping! Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui is one of the best adventure tours in Costa Rica!

Rafting is one of the most-popular activities to do in Costa Rica and runs rain or shine just about EVERY day of the year. You are going to get wet anyway!

Don't miss out on rafting in Costa Rica and do our half-day afternoon rafting on the exciting Sarapiqui River. You will love the adrenaline-charged and intense Sarapiqui River class 3 section. And the best part? This is a half day tour starting at 12pm, so if you want to get a later start to simply sleep in and relax before hitting the river, this is the perfect adventure tour for you in Arenal Costa Rica!

One of our friendly (and handsome) professional river guides will come by your hotel to pick you up. Be sure to be waiting in the lobby about 5 minutes prior to the established pick up time just in case he gets there a little early. He will check to make sure you have secure shoes, clothes to get wet in and that you have a day sack to bring along a change of clothes for after the tour. We sell dry bags and Chum sunglass holders, river shoes and commemorative souvenir Rio Sarapiqui t-shirts at our office in our EGO Store in case you need any last-minute supplies.

You will then travel through small Costa Rican villages to the quaint town of San Miguel de Sarapiquí. There, your rafting guides will give you the 101 on rafting including safety tips and technical instructions before heading on your journey down one of Costa Rica’s most exuberant rivers! We will get you fitted with your top-quality rafting gear such as an NRS helmet, lifejacket and paddle.

You will then be divided into groups of 4 or 5 paddlers -- we use high-quality 13-ft rafts that seat up to 5 people plus your guide in the back. Your professional guide will provide paddling and safety instructions to prepare you for your adventure!

Our "Paparrazzi" photographer will be hovering around you to catch the best shots as you adventure down the river.

About half way down the river, you’ll stop and watch the rapids from the shore, while enjoying refreshing tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of the group. Take a swim and enjoy the rushing waters around you! Not to mention, the birdwatching opportunities in the afternoon are amazing, so you'll have the chance to spot a variety of interesting birds.

You’ll finish the day with a delicious traditional lunch before heading back to your hotel on our comfortable air-conditioned van with FREE WiFi so be sure to post your photos to Facebook and Instagram! You'll sleep well after so much adventure!

"My friends told me 'if you don´t go rafting in Costa Rica with Desafio, you haven´t been to Costa Rica!' Now I see why! The Sarapiqui River was an awesome raftng trip and these guys know what they're doing. Felt safe the whole time, but still got my adrenaline flowing. Highly-recommended!" --D. Jacobs, Colorado

Read more here on our Desafio Travel Blog about other rafting options.

Check out the official Costa Rica Rafting in Sarapiqui Video here!

INCLUDES


  • Free Wifi with the transport to/from your hotel
  • top quality adventure gear
  • fun and professional guides who love their job
  • tropical fruit break
  • delicious meal
  • towel
  • photographer

RECOMMENDED AGES


  • 10-65 YEARS

DURATION


  • 6 Hrs

WHAT TO BRING


  • Clothes to get wet in
  • change of clothes
  • secure shoes
  • a big smile

DEPARTS


  • 12:00pm
IMPORTANT NOTES

IMPORTANT NOTES


Be sure to check out our FAQs for Rafting in Costa Rica

Have a look at our Adventure Waiver if you have questions about our adventure tour policies.

Rafting involves inherent risk and you should be in good phyisical condition with no prior injury or medical condition such as asthma, heart issues, pregnancy, etc.

RESERVATION POLICIES

RESERVATION POLICIES


For reasons beyond our control (climate, river levels, etc.), we may change to a more-suitable tour with an equal or similar adventure-appeal or offer other tour options so you don`t miss out on a fun day in Costa Rica. We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to unfavorable conditions & will only run a tour according to our policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run. 

NOTE: We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up ZONE 1: 1-22 pax: No extra charge ZONE 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory Lodge, Arenal Lodge & The Springs Resort: $20 per trip or $40 roundtrip. ZONE 3: Rancho Margot, Linda Vista, Arenal Vista: $25; $50 rndtrp ZONE 4: Leaves & Lizards, V. Hermosa, Tilajari: $35/trip; $70 rndtrp ZONE 5: Chachagua Rainforest, Heliconias, Finca Luna Nueva $20/trip; $40 rndtrp

 

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We did a whitewater rafting excursion with Jonathon from Desafio and had a great time! He was funny, knew everything we asked about the river and Costa Rica and was always joking around but made sure we were safe. We've used Desafio in the past and will continue to choose them for our Costa Rica adventures, thanks guys!
Craig Keiser - August 1, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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