White Water Rafting in Arenal

Adrenaline Packed Adventure on Rivers with II-III & III-IV Class Rapids!

Take part in an adrenaline filled excursion of Rio Toro, Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Balsa. The Balsa River offers level II-III rapids and is perfect for beginners, but still challenging enough to make it an exciting excursion! Rio Toro (Bull River) offers more continuous, III and IV class rapids along the deep-canyon gorges, moe than any other river in Costa Rica.

Afer a 50 minutes drive by 4×4 to the river, the adventure part of your vacation will begin! First, the professional guides will give you a safety talk and paddling instructions before you set off paddling along the scenic river where you can see lots of wildlife like monkeys, sloths and tropical birds such as ospreys, oropendolas and toucans.


Rafting down Rio Sarapiqui is an option available as an adventure connection tour when traveling from Arenal volcano area to Puerto Viejo, and vice versa. Tour is available as an easy challenge, with II and III class rapids—best suited for families, or a more adventurous section with III to V class rapids for true adrenaline junkies out there! Inquire about the details and tour pricing with your travel consultant.


Moderate physical condition required. Fit enough to paddle for 2.5+ hours

Age limitations: 10+

Your tour includes: transportation from/to your hotel, guides, towel, snack and ‘casado’ lunch in the restaurant

What to bring: comfortable clothes that will get wet, swim wear, secure shoes (tennis or water shoes) and change of clothes.

Please note: if river conditions are unsuitable for the Río Toro, our head guide might make the call to change to a back-up river of similar or equal level which is only 20 minutes futher and/or offer another tour, such as our half-day whitewater raft tour on the Río Balsa. We are lucky that our river levels are controlled by the water release of electrical dams so we have excellent water all-year-long. However, sometimes there is less-electricity production on Sundays in Costa Rica, so during the dry season we may have to make a change of rivers or activities.

*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.

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