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Pacuare Rafting 3 Days

The Pacuare Rafting & Ecolodge 3-Day adventure offers all the whitewater action of our famous Pacuare River trip with two nights and a full day at the unique riverside Lodge in the rainforest. This unforgettable Costa Rica rafting trip will be the highlight of your vacation!

Set in the heart of one of Costa Rica’s most impressive primary rainforests, Comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and hot water showers are the perfect setting for incredible nights sleeping to the sounds of nature. You can enjoy activities like guided rainforest hikes, bird watching, self-guided walks to waterfall pools to swim, and relaxing in a hammock. Meals are served in the open-air pavilion, where you can listen to nature’s soundtrack of the jungle and river.

The three-day trip includes all the elements of our Pacuare rafting adventures. We will pick you up from your San Jose area hotel on the first morning and take you to the river, stopping for breakfast along the way. You will meet your certified rafting guides at the rafting put-in, get outfitted with all necessary equipment, and receive a comprehensive rafting safety talk, including paddling basics. On this first day, you will paddle easy Class 2 and 3 rapids and have a riverside picnic lunch before arriving at the Lodge.

Day two is for exploring the rainforest. You will pack up on the third morning to raft out through the famous Pacuare Gorge. The experience is unforgettable as you raft exciting Class 3 and 4 rapids past cascading waterfalls and magnificent jungle. Watch for brightly colored tropical birds flying overhead and other exotic wildlife. You’ll stop at a riverside beach for a picnic lunch. When you reach the take-out point, you will go to a place where you can shower and change clothes and then return to San Jose.


What’s Included:
  • Professional, bilingual, internationally-certified rafting guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • All meals for three days, except dinner on day three
  • Accommodation at the Lodge for two nights
  • Guided nature hikes – vary depending on climate and difficulty level requested
  • Changing rooms and showers after rafting
  • Secure, dry transport of your luggage in a dry bag
  • Transportation from and to San Jose (minimum 2 persons)



International tourists: $499 (Double Rooms)
Nationals & Residents: $415 (Double Rooms)


Trip Length: 3 Days
River Time: 3 – 4 Hours
Rapid Class: III-IV
Minimum Age: 12,
Distance: 19 miles



  • Early morning pick-up at major hotels in the San Jose area
  • Costa Rican-style breakfast on the way to the Pacuare River
  • Transfer to Pacuare River rafting put-in
  • Safety orientation and paddle instruction with rafting guides
  • Raft down Class 2 & 3 rapids through primary rainforest
  • Picnic lunch along the river
  • Arrive at the Lodge
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge
  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Choose from several activities on the 2,470-acre private reserve, including guided hikes, or just relax in a hammock and enjoy the rainforest sounds.
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic-style if you’re hiking
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge
  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Raft down Class 3 & 4 rapids through the Pacuare Gorge and lower Pacuare
  • Picnic lunch along the river
  • Finish rafting at the take-out point and transfer to a place where you can shower and change clothes
  • Transport back to your hotel in San Jose
Day 1


Typical Costa Rican breakfast: pinto, eggs, ripe plantain, cheese, bread, fruits,

orange juice, and/or coffee.


Burritos (ground beef, ground beans, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, sweet pepper,

cucumber, chimichurri, sour cream, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, mustard) fruits and dessert.

Happy hour

Sangría, chips, and ground beans.


Grilled chicken breast with mushroom sauce, rice, salad, juice, water, and dessert


Day 2


Pancakes, bacon, eggs, fruits, coffee, and/or orange juice


Pasta with tomato sauce, garlic bread, salad, fruits, and juice


Tilapia, mashed potatoes, vegetables, juice, and dessert.


Day 3


Pinto, sausage, eggs, fruits, coffee, and/or juice.

River lunch

Wraps (wheat tortillas, bread, refried beans, ham, turkey ham, yellow cheese,

white cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, sweet pepper, cucumber, chimichurri, mayonnaise,

tomato sauce, mustard) fruits, cookies, water, and natural juice.