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Full-Day San Jose to Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV provided by Rios Tropicales

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Full-Day San Jose to Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV

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  • You'll start at
    San Jose Metro
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Pacuare River
    Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo
  • 1
    Rios Tropicales
    Stop: 60 minutes
    Delicious, traditional Costa Rican buffet breakfast with Doña Gloria’s famous omelets at our Rios Tropicales Operations Center. Large men’s and women’s changing rooms with showers and private secure lockers. Hot buffet lunch at the Operations Center; or River Picnic Lunch (in dry season) on a scenic riverbank.
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  • You'll end at
    San Jose Metro
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Important Information
Departure Point
San Jose Metro, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Jose (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum is 2 people per booking
  • Maximum is 15 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Transportation without additional cost from hotels located in San Jose (selected hotels)
  • Rubber soled shoes (tennis or similar) shorts and a T-shirt, swimsuit, windbreaker, sunscreen lotion, sun hat or bandanna (Optional)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • CANCELLATION POLICIES: • Any change or cancellation must be made before 4:00pm the day before service date. • No refunds for NO SHOWS. If circumstances beyond our control (bad weather, natural disasters, road closures, etc). we reserve the right to cancel or modify reservations and to make partial refunds. "Rios Tropicales, S.A. will not be responsible for additional costs incurred by the client due to various climatic conditions, such as but not limited to: earthquakes, floods, epidemics, fires, or accidents, condition of roads, cancellations of external transportation, or any other cause attributed to unforeseeable circumstances or Force Majeure that may interrupt or delay a booked trip."
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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starsrock35 wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide carlos made this trip amazing! He was so informative on local culture and extremely safety conscious. He explained every scenario we could encounter and how to navigate safely through it. The scenery was spectacular and the experience was incedible. I highly recommend
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Date of experience: March 2020
Sabrina S wrote a review Mar 2020
Gainesville, Florida13 contributions1 helpful vote
our raft guide picked us up from our hotel in San Jose and right at 5:30 in the morning he had so much energy, it was great. I believe his name was Carlos or something similar but im not extremely sure, his nickname was Chiko though. When explaining rafting to all of us first
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Date of experience: March 2020
Nicole V wrote a review Feb 2020
Scarborough, United States9 contributions
This group did a great job. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel in Cahuita. Carlos was our guide and made the ride so much fun with a lot of laughs. He pointed out a lot of sights, gave us a lot of neat facts and always made us feel safe.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Ignacio A wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas6 contributions
We spend about three weeks traveling Costa Rica and Panama and this activity was truly amazing!!! We were in Puerto Viejo looking for our last activity in our trip and this was highly recommended. They picked us up in our hotel and drove us to Pacuare river. We met all the
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Date of experience: February 2020
5150diver wrote a review Jan 2020
Brussels9 contributions1 helpful vote
My experience reads like the others listed here. The one-day Pacuare trip was very worthwhile. They collected me very early from my hotel punctually at 5:20am, collected other rafters, made a breakfast stop, and proceeded to the river. I was wondering if my complete lack of
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Rios Tropicales
refused to honor their cancellation policy and stole $560
Stole $560 from me. I had a trip booked to Costa Rica for March 2020. Because of Covid, Costa Rica closed it's bor
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River Rafting and Eco Lodge in the Forest of Costa Rica
My wife and I recently spent 3 days in the safe hands of 'Johnny' and his team from Rios Tropicales. We cannot rate
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Fun tour, but it's all dependent on the rapids
We had a nice trip to the rapids - out guid pointed out some interesting things, and we stopped for a bathroom brea
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What an absolutely wonderful and perfect experience! All thanks to the hard work and abundant information that our
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Best Trip Ever!!!
This trip was the best trip of my entire life! I couldn't have asked for better tour guides, accommodations, food e
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DO NOT BUY THE RAFTING PHOTOS OFFERED AT THE END! A photographer hired by Rio Tropicales takes photos of rafts at t
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A great rafting trip on the Pacuare River
We did a 3 day 2 night rafting trip with Rios Tropicales bookled through G Adventures. The guides from Rios Tropica
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An exciting and beautiful trip through a rain forest canyon
Rios Tropicales offers multiple options for river (trips of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 days) but the amount of river rafting
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An outstanding and memorable experience
We did the two night package, arriving at the lodge late afternoon, after a gentle but beautiful introduction to th
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Unbelievably wonderful
My wife and I (50s) rafted in spent 2 nights and rafted out perhaps one of the best experiences of our lives! The
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Every day was unique and amazing!
We did 3 nights, 4 day tour .. and we packed a lot in. We couldn’t have done without the help of our fab guide Este
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Unbelieavable experience!
Had an incredible day white water rafting with Albert on the one day Pacuare adventure. He was an amazing guide wh
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A Wonderful Trip
We did a 3 day, 2 night trip with Rio Tropicales down the Pacuare River. It was absolutely incredible. We were so
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Pacuare River 3 day 2 nite adventure
Had the most incredible experience on my 3 day rafting trip with Rios Tropicales on the Pacuare River. This river t
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Incredible contact with nature
We have a fantastic time and a private tour. We have booked in the low season and even we enjoy being with other pe
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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