Bring on the adrenaline with the class 3 rafting trip on the Sarapiqui River! The Sarapiqui River area is famous for its lush jungle scenery. In fact, we call this section of the river The Jungle Run because you are bound to see monkeys, iguanas and other amazing Costa Rican wildlife along the side of this beautiful river for rafting.

As soon as you’re fitted with safety gear and instructions, you’ll hit the Sarapiqui river and fly down rolling rapids while your guide directs the raft and calls out directions… “Paddle Hard!” “Right Paddle!” “Back Paddle!” “Get Down!”

Duck, dodge, paddle, and laugh your way down the river as your heart races and your eyes dance with excitement! Best of all, our “paparrazzi” photographer will be around to catch the best action shots as your river adventure unfolds.

About half way down this incredible Costa Rica river, enjoy a refreshing tropical fruit snack, relax with the rest of the group, go for a swim, or just take in the rushing waters around you! The birdwatching opportunities in the afternoon are amazing, so you’ll also have the chance to spot a variety of interesting birds.

Finish the day with a delicious traditional meal at our own restaurant The Red Eyed Frog right on the side of the river before heading back to your hotel on our comfortable air-conditioned van with free wifi.

  • Price: $80 per person. 
  • Includes: transport to/from your hotel, bilingual guides, tropical fruit break, delicious meal, photographer
  • Recommended ages: 10-65 years.
  • Duration: 6 hours. 
  • What to bring: clothes to get wet in, change of clothes, secure shoes, a big smile
  • Departs: 12:00pm
  • Minimum people: 2 min

Important notes: 

Rafting involves inherent risk and you should be in good physical condition with no prior injury or medical condition such as asthma, heart issues, pregnancy, etc.

We sell dry bags and Chum sunglass holders, river shoes and commemorative souvenir Rio Sarapiqui t-shirts at our office in case you need any last-minute supplies.

Reservation policies:

For reasons beyond our control (climate, river levels, etc.), we may change to a more-suitable tour with an equal or similar adventure-appeal or offer other tour options. We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to unfavorable conditions and will only run a tour according to our company policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run. 

The best rafting in Costa Rica on the Sarapiqui River near Arenal Volcano.