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Rafting in Costa Rica’s Caribbean


8 days starting at $1,639/Person

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Your fully customizable adventure to Costa Rica will take you to explore the natural diversity and beauty of the country’s Caribbean coast. You’ll explore the authentic highlights of San Jose, ride whitewater rapids to the magical Pacuare Ecolodge for a thrilling introduction to the region’s diversity before relaxing on the pristine, tropical Caribbean beaches of Puerto Viejo.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Travel to the Pacuare Lodge

Whitewater Rafting

Delicious Lunch

Relax at the Pacuare Lodge

Dine in Style

Refreshing Cocktails

8 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer beaches? More wildlife? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-2

SAN JOSE

  • Explore Costa Rica’s charming capital city of San Jose on your own.
  • Take in the museums, market and 19th century buildings of San Jose.
  • Dance the night away in one of our favored salsa bars.

Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose is quite compact so you’ll have no trouble finding your way around as you admire the beautiful 19th century architecture and find quaint, independent coffee shops serving Costa Rica’s famous Golden Bean Coffee. At night, the city really comes alive with the sound of salsa from the local bars…while planning the trip with your travel specialist; ask for a list of our favorite salsa bars in San Jose for an authentic glimpse of Costa Rican culture.

Days 2-4

PACUARE

  • Whitewater rafting experience to the front door of the Pacuare Lodge.
  • Guided nature walk through the Pacuare Lodge’s surrounding forest.
  • Visit a nearby Cabecar Indian village to experience local shaman traditions.

Arrive in true Costa Rican adventure style, crossing class 2 and 3 whitewater rapids to the entrance of one of the world’s most spectacular ecolodges, the Pacuare Lodge. Whether choosing from a collection of diverse activities exploring the region’s surroundings or simply relaxing in the tranquil and romantic grounds of the lodge; the Pacuare Lodge experience is out of this world!

Days 4-7

PUERTO VIEJO

  • Beautiful boat ride along Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast.
  • Snorkeling and exploring Cahuita National Park’s coral reef.
  • Optional activities include Bri Bri Indigenous Reserve & Sloth Rescue Center.

Puerto Viejo is the epitome of a Caribbean paradise. The vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere of Puerto Viejo will have you dancing to reggae and calypso music while also enjoying some of the country’s best seafood. Cahuita National Park is home to an exceptional array of wildlife fronted by the azure waters of the Caribbean and a pristine coral reef to explore.

Days 7-8

SAN JOSE

  • Explore Costa Rica’s glorious history at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.
  • Discover the coffee culture of San Jose at the city’s best independent cafes.
  • Taste the best of Costa Rica’s cuisine at one of our favored restaurants in San Jose.

Returning to San Jose will let you explore Costa Rica’s capital further, taking in the spectacular Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and Jade Museum in downtown San Jose. With the surrounding area producing some of the finest coffee in Costa Rica, explore the various aromas, beans and blends of Costa Rica’s Golden Bean at one of our favorite independent coffee shops in the city.

Rafting in Costa Rica’s Caribbean Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$1,639 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,249 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$2,619 /person
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