• Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Take a wet and wild ride down the Sarapiquí River on a thrilling white-water rafting tour! Paddle your way through Class III and IV rapids while surrounded by the lush tropical scenery of the Costa Rican rain forest. Refuel with a tropical snack on the river bank, and reward your white-water victory with a hearty lunch at an authentic restaurant. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna.


  • Whitewater rafting trip down the Sarapiquí River in Costa Rica
  • Splash and bump along through Class III and IV rapids in the rainforest
  • Dig into a hearty Costa Rican lunch at a rustic local restaurant after rafting
  • Safety briefing, gear and instruction provided by first aid–certified professional guides
  • Snacks, lunch and round-trip transport from most La Fortuna hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Sarapiquí River Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

Sarapiqui River White Water Rafting Tour

Prepare to get soaked on this adrenaline-boosting ride down the Rio Sarapiquí! After morning pickup at your La Fortuna hotel, enjoy the scenic 2-hour drive to the launch site near the town of San Miguel de Sarapiquí. Gear up with a helmet, life vest and paddle, and receive a safety briefing from your expert rafting guide. 

Test your mettle as you navigate through 30 Class III and IV rapids with names like the Terminator, the Pipeline and Dos Locos. Your guide will offer tips and techniques to help you triumph through the churning chutes. A professional photographer follows in a separate raft to capture all the action on film so you can focus on paddling. You can purchase photos at the end of the tour.

Midway through the 6-mile (10-km) descent, take a riverside break and recharge with a snack of tropical fruit. You may have a chance to swim in calmer waters or even splash into the river off of a cliff. Hop back in the raft to continue the white-knuckle adventure for another several miles.

Celebrate your triumph over the Sarapiquí with a savory lunch at a local restaurant. Shower and change into dry clothes before the return drive to La Fortuna.

Customer Reviews

Pendra L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was such an exciting trip. And our tour guide, Maurice, was outstanding. Besides making sure we were all safe he made it FUN. He purposely caught us in waterfalls and spun us to make the adventure even more memorable. As though 3s and 4s weren't exciting enough! He even let my daughter ride on the front of the boat! All the guides created a fun brothership and their comradery was infectious. Highly highly recommend this tour!

Katharina N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Very cool.

Barbara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the best tour we did. Don and #39;t be afraid of the class of Rapids. Most of us have never rated before but this was totally worth it. The food was amazing but very small portions. Still best trip we did, just take a snack with you too. You and #39;ll need it.

Jessica L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved our trip!

Orla C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Staff very friendly. However during the dry season the rapids were not quite as big as I was hoping. Still a great time and I would do it again!

Misoor G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Good company, worked with us nicely.

Tara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

First time river raftibg and this was an amazing experience. I had so much fun. I felt very safe during the entire time. Do it!!!

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