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River Rafting In Costa Rica


Costa Rica attracts thousands of tourists each year due to its appeal as the premiere eco-friendly destination in the Americas and everything that goes with it: serene settings, yoga/spa/nature retreats. But there is another side to this Central American country: Eco-Adventure and Water Rafting. From family-friendly easy to moderate whitewater all the way to intense Class IV+ whitewater for the most hardcore enthusiasts, Costa Rica offers many options to adventure-minded travelers.

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Highlights of Costa Rica

  • Beaches of Costa Rica

    Costa Rica`s privileged location allows access to both Pacific and Caribbean Beaches. Although white sand beaches are practically guaranteed on the Caribbean side; the best accommodations and services are found on the Pacific side, with options ranging from boutique hotels to full service resorts, from basic accommodations to luxurious havens.

  • Family Fun in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica developed a series of activities and places with specialized programs for family recreation: walks, guided visits, group games, interaction with diverse communities and cultural groups, beach sports, among others. You may select among the many options that will contribute to the enthusiastic enjoyment of free time spent with your loved ones. Families with small children are advised to verify age restrictions for most activities in Costa Rica.

  • Birding In Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is famous among serious bird watchers! With almost 850 species of birds packed into an area half the size of Kentucky, it's hard not to become enthused about it. One of the reasons for Costa Rica's extraordinary bird life is the country's great variety of habitats: rain forests, mangrove swamps, beaches, cloud forest, rivers, etc. Trust that the local guides will make any bird watching expedition an educational and unforgettable experience.

More to Explore

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Central America

    Central America is filled with diversity, beauty, and a wealth of history. It is made up of the countries of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, and is indeed a beautiful region with endless opportunities for adventure. The region boasts 18 impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ranging from archaeological sites or ancient pre-Columbian cultures, natural areas, and colonial cities to Caribbean fortifications.

  • The Caribbean Islands

    The Caribbean Islands are what tropical dreams are made of! The region is made up of the Caribbean Sea and 30 island territories and thousands more islets, reefs, and cays. Each island has a different influence and history, making each destination in the Caribbean so unique. Whether you're an adventure seeker looking to hike the mountains and dive with the stingrays, or you're looking to indulge and relax near the beach at a luxury Caribbean resort, the Caribbean Islands have it all!

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

  • Pacuare River - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio
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  • The Ultimate Costa Rican Experience!. Enjoy a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway). Next, stay at an Eco lodge enclosed by tropical rainforests and lush green canyons that serves as a rafting outpost along the Pacuare River. The world famous Pacuare Lodge is set on Costa Rica`s Sea basin, where heavy rainfall and dense vegetation retain its primitive nature. After your stay at Pacuare, stop one night in San Jose City before heading to your last destination in Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena). Finally, have a pleasant stay in Manuel Antonio (home to a namesake national Park in Quepos; Manuel Antonio is a magical combination of rainforest, beaches, hills, and coral reefs, making it one of the most biodiverse areas in the world). Combined transfers connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Hotel for 2 nights at Pacuare Rive Lodge. Including: transfer to/from San Jose City, meals, accommodation
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Transfer from Hotel in San Jose City to Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Transfer from Hotel in Manuel Antonio-Quepos to San Jose City Airport


  • Pacuare River - Arenal Volcano - Monteverde
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  • Experience the adrenaline and excitement that Costa Rica offer!. Enjoy a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway). Next, stay at an Eco lodge enclosed by tropical rainforests and lush green canyons that serves as a rafting outpost along the Pacuare River. The world famous Pacuare Lodge is set on Costa Rica`s Sea basin, where heavy rainfall and dense vegetation retain its primitive nature. After your stay at Pacuare, stop one night in San Jose City before heading to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena). Finally, visit Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching). Combined transfers connects these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Hotel for 2 nights at Pacuare Rive Lodge. Including: transfer to/from San Jose City, meals, accommodation
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Transfer from Hotel in San Jose City to Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Arenal Lake Dam followed by a Boat Ride and a Shuttle to Hotel in Monteverde
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest
    • Transfer from Hotel in Monteverde to San Jose City Airport


  • Pacuare River - Guanacaste Beaches
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  • See some of Costa Rica`s most beautiful spots. Enjoy a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway); and after that, visit Pacuare River (eco lodge enclosed by tropical rainforests and lush green canyons that serves as a rafting outpost along the Pacuare River. The world famous Pacuare Lodge is set on Costa Rica`s Sea basin, where heavy rainfall and dense vegetation retain its primitive nature). After your stay at Pacuare, stop one night in San Jose City before heading to Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific, is known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). Transfers connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia-Guanacaste
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Transfer from San Jose City to Pacuare River
    • Hotel for 2 nights at Pacuare Rive Lodge. Including: transfer to/from San Jose City, meals, accommodation
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Transfer from San Jose City to Guanacaste Beaches Area
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guanacaste Beaches
    • Transfer from Guanacaste Beaches to Liberia-Guanacaste Airport


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Experiences and Adventure

  • Honeymoon in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica has earned a reputation as a honeymoon destination, and not surprisingly so. Where else can you find the charming mix of activities that will take you in a few days from active volcanoes to serene beaches? In Costa Rica, you are only a few hours away from secluded nature lodges where you can watch the spectacular animals and plants in the jungle and from splendid Pacific beach resorts often hidden on a green hill overlooking the water.

  • Iconic Costa Rican Road Trips

    For the strongly independent traveler or for those in a rather exploring mood, self-drive packages are the ideal trip in Costa Rica. While Costa Rica is not necessarily famous for its paved roads, you don't have to worry about a thing. Rent a 4X4 and go wild, making your own schedule and exploring the country one mile at a time. From the epic volcanoes at Arenal and zip lining in Monteverde, to the wildlife on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rica is a country full of amazing landscapes and some amazing adventures. One of the best ways to get a small taste of everything is to rent a car and head off on an ultimate road trip!

  • Off the Beaten Path in Costa Rica

    Safe and not that far away from the United States, Costa Rica is the number one destination for Americans traveling to Central America. From yoga retreats to active volcanoes, it has become familiar territory. However, it does have its secrets. If you are looking for a different experience and to literally escape the confines of structured travel, Costa Rica has plenty to offer with hidden lodges, secluded beaches, nature retreats, 4x4 adventures - way off the beaten path.

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