There is no shortage of tours of adrenaline in Costa Rica, but White Water Rafting is definitely one of the best tours in Costa Rica: if you know where to take it!
These is our short list of the best places in Costa Rica for White Water Rafting:
Most definitely at the top of our list, Pacuare River is the best river for white water rafting in Costa Rica. It combines the perfect continuous rapids with a spectacular scenery. You will find rapids level II-III apt for beginners and intermediate rafters and then you will find level III-IV for the more adventurous travelers and rafters.
The highlight of Pacuare is its wide canyon and the lodging experience, if you wish to stay an overnight or two by the river. Pacuare Lodge is definitely the big winner if you want a luxurious jungle immersion.
La Fortuna- Balsa and Toro Rivers
Talk about safe and responsible: La Fortuna town is not only one of the best places to take your rafting tour in Costa Rica but also one of the safest. Most tour companies have very high safety rules and thorough training.
Guanacaste- Tenorio and Corobici Rivers
If you are planning to spend your beach days at Guanacaste (Tamarindo and Papagayo are definite musts), then make sure you book a white water rafting tour at either Tenorio or Corobici Rivers. Tenorio is for the adrenaline junkies, while Corobici River offers excellent level II-III rapids. At Corobici River we recommend a two people inflatable kayak to cross the river. You can even mix in a rappelling tour at the end.
Manuel Antonio- Savegre and Chorro Rivers
While not your typical Manuel Antonio tour, White Water Rafting is a great addition to your nature expeditions at Manuel Antonio. The rivers are close to town (only 35 minute drive to Chorro River) and so you get more tour and less transportation time.
The following vacation packages include some of these amazing places in Costa Rica to do white water rafting.