White Water Raft the Pacuare River

Rate this Adventure 16 miles  - Point-to-Point Trail

Added by Crystal Sibson

The Pacuare River is rates as one of the most scenic and best rivers to raft in the world

The Pacuare River flows 67 miles through the jungles of Costa Rica into the Caribbean Sea.  The river is popular for white water rafting, kayaking and river boating.  It is considered by National Geographic to be one of the best and most scenic rivers in the world for rafting.  The lush jungles surrounding the river are home to many exotic animal species such as the jaguar, monkeys, ocelots, and sloths to name a few.

The Pacuare River is divided into sixteen sections.  The three most popular segments of the river to run are called the Upper Upper, The Upper, and The Lower.  The Upper Upper section is roughly sixteen miles in length and contains numerous class II through class IV rapids.  The Upper Section is approximately ten miles long and is considered a more technical section of the river with multiple class IV and class V rapids, as well as waterfalls. The Lower and most popular section flows for 23 miles from La Cruz to the town of Siquirres.  This portion of the run can be done in a single day or as an overnight by staying at one of the river lodges.  These lodges can only be accessed by boat so they are very secluded but beautiful. In this section of the river there are many class III and class IV rapids.  The highlights of this section include the waterfalls that flow into the river at the Huacas River Gorge as well as many other large waterfalls.    

Read More

Tags

Photography
Rafting
Swimming
Hiking
Forest
Groups
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Nearby Adventures

  • Explore Irazú Volcano National Park

    This place is a must see if you're spending time in Costa Rica. The easy access from different towns via public transportation is very affordable and worth your time and money!  There are several different ways to reach this park, the main one bei...

    0.4 miles

  • Hike Cerro Chirripó

    It's 4:55 a.m. and the wind is whipping, temperatures hover below freezing, and the sun is just starting to make an appearance on the horizon, above a thick blanket of clouds covering surrounding peaks. This is Cerro Chirripó, the tallest mountain...

    12.1 miles 6500 ft gain

  • Relax at Playa Negra

    Playa Negra is a beautiful blank sand beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Just off shore there is the remains of an old barge shipwreck that is slowly being reclaimed by nature. The barge is heavily rusted with grass and even a tree growing out if ...

  • Catch the Sunset at Playa Puerto Viejo

    Playa Puerto Viejo is a beach in the heart of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. It's a great place to come relax on the beach, swim or catch the sunset. Just off shore there is the remains of an old shipwreck which is fun to photograph. There's also many ...