PThe Pacuare River offers a full day of Class III/IV rafting in some of the most beautiful scenery and countryside that Costa Rica has to offer! This full day adventure includes breakfast and lunch and transportation to and from some of Costa Rica’s major destinations. Located on the Atlantic slope of the country, the Pacuare borders the Talamanca Mountains.
Wear clothes that can get wet : A bathing suit and short pants would be ideal. You will be provided with a life jacket. Also wear waterproof shoes! Bring your waterproof Camera or GoPro: Attach it to your helmet for some great action shots.
Depending on when you visit, the rapids can range from moderately difficult to the extreme. In fact, the 16-mile “upper” stretch – the section most commonly rafted – is known for its steady Class II to IV rapids. More expert rafters may prefer the more technically demanding 10-mile upper stretch. Safety is critical in any river rafting tour, and reputable tour companies only use seasoned river guides. Keep in mind that the river levels may be higher than usual during the peak rainy season months (September and October).
Rest assured, you don’t need to be a pro to enjoy the fun of rafting on the Pacuare. Expert river guides have been leading trips for nearly two decades. This ensures guests receive proper instruction, safety gear and are fully prepared for the adventure of a lifetime. Most trips last anywhere from five to seven hours, and rafters are encouraged to wear their swimsuits and quick-dry clothing. And most tour operators provide their professional photographer, who will take plenty of action-packed photos that make excellent souvenirs.