Considered one of the cleanest rivers in Central America; the Savegre is an authentic full day adventure: relaxation and pure action while enjoying the fantastic landscapes. This adventure starts with an early drive south of Quepos on our a/c minibus. It takes 1 ½ hours through African oil plantations, teak reforestation projects and incredible landscapes to the river put-in. On the way, we stop at Santo Domingo mountain village to set our lunch order. Soon after, we will arrive to Rio Blanco, where we’ll give a safety briefing before we start maneuvering rapids like “Hurricane Rita”, “Boca Diablo” and “Washing Machine”. We stop for a short hike and nice swim at a waterfall on the river shore. A kilometer down river is lunch: a “casado” i.e. rice, beans, vegetables and your choice of fish, chicken or plain omelet, served next to the river on a very traditional way. Before the end, we hit “Santo Domingo” rapid and then the river tames down until we meet with our mini bus. We will load the gear and is a 50-minute drive back to Quepos before 3pm.

  • Price: $115 per person with lunch and transportation included, minimum 4 people .
  • Days of operation: everyday.
  • Hours of operation: 8 am or 1 pm.
  • Recommended to bring: swimsuit and/or shorts of a quick drying material, towel, sun screen (spf-15 or higher), bug repellent, complete change of clothes. Rubber soled shoes that stay on and can get wet (Strap on sandals, tennis shoes or similar). Flip flops are not recommended. Professional photography is available for purchase.
  • Restrictions: 
    • No passengers are allowed who have undergone recent surgery (heart, breast implants, spine, etc.)
    • No pregnant women are allowed.
    • People with existing conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes are at their own risk if they keep up with medical treatment.
    • Only children over 8 years old can take part in out rafting tours.
    • Only children over 12 years old can do the Upper Naranjo tour.
    • The maximum weight per person is 275 pounds (125 kg).

The dry season in Costa Rica usually starts around the end of November and ends in April-May. As a consequence, the water levels of rivers and waterfalls decrease noticeably due to the lack of rain during the months of February-May. If you are interested in booking water tours during this period of time, please consider the change in the levels of water before making your final decision.

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