San Jose to Pacuare River, Costa Rica

Rainforest Ecolodge & Pacuare Rafting Adventure

Raft down the incredible Pacuare River to a remote ecolodge in the Costa Rican rainforest. Your adventure begins by riding class II-IV whitewater rapids while discovering the cascading waterfalls and unique wildlife. You'll then enjoy two nights and an a full day at the unique, remote Rios Tropicales Lodge, overlooking the river. From the ecolodge’s remote, riverside location, you can enjoy ziplining  (additional cost), rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, self-guided walks to waterfalls and pools, relaxing in a hammock overlooking the beautiful Pacuare River, and birdwatching. You'll dine in the open air with exceptional meals and wine (additional cost), more stars than you can imagine, and the vibrant sounds of the jungle.

Right for You?


3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature and Off the Beaten Path


Spanish and English

Physical Activity

Challenging workout


Rainforest, Quiet Area and River


Wifi: None
Cell: None
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Speaks: Spanish and English


  • Go on an exciting rafting adventure in Class II-IV rapids in the Pacaure River.
  • Unwind in the secluded Rios Tropicales Eco-lodge, which is only accessible by rafting through Pacuare River.
  • Discover an incredible variety of birds and wildlife that can be found in the rainforest.
  • Hike up to the top of Pacuare Gorge from the lodge and plant a tree as part of their restoration project.



Pick up at 7am on Day 1, return late afternoon on Day 3


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


2 Nights Eco Lodge


On day 2, you'll have a full day free at the ecolodge where you can choose from a variety of experiences. Some available at extra cost.


Bilingual guide


Private Bathroom


All meals included
All meals included except dinner on day 3.


Boat and Private van

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Rios Tropicales

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Head out for a full day of rafting the pacuare river, kayaking in lake arenal or horseback riding through pristine rainforest with expert local guides. Or create an epic multi-day adventure by combining your favorite outdoor activity with a stay at their riverside ecolodge on their own 2,000+ acre private reserve. The team at Rios Tropicales has over 30 years experience creating amazing Costa Rica adventures, while also supporting the conservation of the natural wonders they love to explore.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You will be picked up from your hotel in the San Jose area. Transportation is also available from Arenal and Puerto Viejo for an additional charge.
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