Set on the slopes of the amazing Rincon de la Vieja Volcano , flowing through its pristine National Park is Costa Rica’s new outstanding rafting adventure: the Cucaracho River. About 2 hours from the town of Liberia in the Guanacaste region, this thrilling river is surrounded by lush primary rainforest, cascade dripping walls and unique wildlife. The Cucaracho River gives you 12 miles of over 70 Class III-IV rapids plus two Class Vs!
This newest Costa Rican adventure takes you through an amazing canyon surrounded by primary rainforest, and packed with inhabitants such as spider, howler and white-face monkeys, and exotic tropical birds such as the sun bitter, white hawks, herons, egrets and much more. The Cucaracho River starts after the confluence of four beautiful rivers that flow at the northeast base of the Rincon De La Vieja Volcano on the Caribbean slope.
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Trip Length 1 Day
Experience Type Adventurers
The adventure starts when we pick you up at the Blue River Hotel. We’ll drive to our river put-in, get our equipment fit, and receive a safety orientation. Then we begin our 12-mile run down continuous Class III-IV rapids, plus two additional Class VI rapids, and the upper and lower Cricket. You will paddle over 70 rapids finishing up at the town of Birmania where you will enjoy a delicious hot lunch and change your clothes to return to your hotel or continue your Costa Rican journey.
Minimum Age 14.
About 4 action packed hours.
Extend your trip by a day (or two or three!) and see the whole river and stay at the Rios Tropicales Lodge. Our all-inclusive ecolodge trips include on-site adventure activities and three lodging options to meet varied tastes and budgets.