Sarapiqui River
Sarapiqui River
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Dan S
Broomfield, CO13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
Rafting is something to do in Costa Rica. It's a great way to experience the natural environment. The Sarapiqui River, at least the section I rafted, was class 2/3 -- some thrills but not at all sufficient for true adrenaline seekers. The water temperature was perfectly enjoyable. This would be a good river for families with kids over, say, 8 years old. My 6-year-old would be terrified.
Written December 4, 2014
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T31SFD
Colorado Springs, CO39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Did 9mi with Desafio as our guides. Great river and a lifelong memorable time!! River as a great mix of small drops, extended rapids, and rest areas. The scenery is to die for!!
Written November 29, 2014
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Ada C
Tamworth, UK161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous fun high waters rated 2-3 in difficulty some beautiful scenery along the route and wildlife as a bonus. Look out for the Vultures.
Our instructor wss friendly and knowledgeable - great experience.
$60 per person for 2.5 hrs.
Written October 23, 2014
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Www.lovetowander.co.uk
Birmingham, UK414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We took a white water rafting trip with Pozo Azul Adventures on Class II/II rapids - rough enough to be quite a thrilling ride.  You don't just get a bit wet on this ride, you get completely soaked.  This was only my second time white water rafting and I was quite glad it wasn't my first attempt.   The trip was great fun and health and safety was taken very seriously.  It felt exciting - and thrilling - but not really dangerous.  

Checkout my travel blog (no ads. - just an honest view from someone who has actually been there!) for our full itinerary and practical insider tips. View my trip report for my top ten "must dos" for a luxury trip to Costa Rica - this is definitely one of them!
Written March 1, 2020
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hugetraveler8
Chicago, IL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
I went white water rafting here with a huge group of teenagers through an organization called Rustic Pathways. Best experience ever. My guide Jodi was amazing and made the experience. Even though white water rafting can be scary my guide was great at making us comfy with it and it a great time. Best experience I have had white water rafting. It's a great place for people to go if it is their first time going white water rafting too. Thank you Jodi for making this such an incredible experience!!!!
Written August 12, 2017
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Joseph W
Nashport, OH485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Left from San Jose and 2 hours later our group made it to our destination in the Rain Forest. We took a boat ride up the Sarapiqui River and then took a hour long horseback ride through rain forest and late lunch. Returned to original meeting point after a return trip on the river boat, Was a treat to see various bird, a few crocodiles and Howler monkeys along the way. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting.
Written November 16, 2016
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burdavidea
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
Our intrepid team of 5 headed off with Flow Tours to white water raft the Sarapiqui River. The rains had just started and the flow down the river was great especially for first timers. Never once did we feel unsafe as our guide Rohland was exceptional. He made the trip fun and full of laughter and exhilarating. At the half way mark we stopped to have a swim and were given the most mouthwatering pinapple I have ever tasted. It was all over before it began. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.
Written May 25, 2014
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VincentCroos
Toronto, Canada105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
Took a boat tour of this river on Christmas day. Nice, calm and relaxing ride. Make sure to bring a DSLR camera with a telephotos lens to take high quality pictures. The other passengers on the boat were disappointed that they brought their point-and-shoot camera and couldn't get the range or sharpness in their photos.

I recommend this boat ride in the Sarapiqui River for single travellers, couples and families.
Written March 23, 2014
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Baz
South Pole1,402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
During the second week of August, I travelled to Costa Rica. My mom (56) and I decided (29) decided to do some White Water Rafting. We have NEVER done this before. We went to the Sarapique River which is a hour and a half away from Arenal. We used Desafio for our WWR tour and our tour guide was Frank - our guide was absolutely fantastic and super patient (considering my mother and I were completely out of sync). It was an AMAZING experience – Rapid Class of III and IV. We learned a lot about the history of this area. It was interesting to learn about the earth quake that happened and how it helped to change the flow of the river. Also, I was surprised to learn that it was indeed a dam and that the dam opens at 10AM each day. It was quite fascinating. This is an absolute must if you visit Costa Rica
Written October 2, 2013
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Yichuan D
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
We book this boat trip with Grey line and I feel fortunate to get this trip, which has not usually appeared in other tour company's recommendation list --- which is unfortunate. The trip is on the boat, it is very safe and not challenge (my mother feels very easy and happy). We see a lot of animals, including crocodile, cayman, lizard, monkeys, which is unique in Costa Rica. I will highly recommend this place, which seems not been well advertised yet.
Written July 20, 2013
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