Pacuare Rafting & Eco Lodge – 4 Day

Overnights on Pacuare River & Rafting 4-Day Adventure

The Pacuare 4-Day Adventure & Ecolodge offers all the white water action of the famous Pacuare rafting adventure, with three nights and two complete days at our unique, remote Rios Tropicales Lodge, overlooking the river. From our ecolodge’s remote, riverside location, you can enjoy ziplining through the canopy (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. 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.


The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world for a host of reasons. You’ll get to explore the intimate nature of the rainforest from the river perspective. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds make this trip exquisite for your senses. Add in the exciting Class II, III-IV whitewater rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home.


Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting on the Pacuare with a stay at our remote Rios Tropicales Lodge, tucked in the rainforest on the banks of the river. Our ecolodge, complete with electricity and hot showers thanks to our hydro-powered generator system, is a model of ecotourism and sustainable business practices. We invite you to relax, explore, and enjoy Costa Rica’s natural paradise. It’s all quality time–your way–at its very best. The longer you stay, the more refreshed you return to your daily routine–we guarantee it!


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Trip Details

Trip Length: 4 Days
River Time: 3.5 – 5 Hours
Rapid Class: III – IV
Minimum Age: 12 – December – May
Minimum Age: 14 – June – November
Distance: 26km
Price: Single: $589 | Double: $559 | Triple: $515 | $480

Reserve Your Trip

December 2020 - July 2021
August 2021 - December 2021

What’s Included

  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • Meals for 4 days, except dinner on day 4
  • Spacious changing rooms and showers
  • Lodging at Rios Tropicales Lodge
  • Transportation to and from San Jose, Arenal, Cahuita and Puerto Viejo
  • On-site activities, such as guided nature hikes, adventure loop, etc
  • Access to canopy zipline course “Additional Cost”
  • Secure, dry transport of your luggage in dry bag
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Reservation Information
Day 1 Itinerary
  • Pickup at your hotel
  • Tasty breakfast at Rios Tropicales Operations Center
  • Paddle and safety instruction at the Pacuare River put-in
  • Class II and III rapids in the Pacuare River
  • Hearty, riverside picnic lunch w/time for a waterfall and refresh
  • Arrival at the Rios Tropicales Lodge
  • Time to play and relax
  • Welcome cocktail and snacks
  • Delicious dinner with candle lights
Day 2 Itinerary
  • Full breakfast at the ecolodge
  • Choose from a number of activities or just relax in a hammock
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic-style if you’re hiking or touring
  • Another delicious dinner
Day 3 Itinerary
  • Full breakfast at the ecolodge
  • 45-minute interpretive nature trail hike
  • Ride by horseback to reforestation and sustainable farming center
  • Participate in our reforestation program–plant a tree!
  • Visit to a sustainable butterfly garden
  • Lunch
  • Return to lodge and play, relax or explore
  • Another delicious dinner
Day 4 Itinerary
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Pack and prepare to continue the adventure in the Pacuare River
  • Class III- IV rapids on the Lower Pacuare and Gorge
  • Hearty hot lunch at the Rios Tropicales Operations Center
  • Transport back to your hotel

Our National Geographic Award-winning Eco Lodge Awaits You!

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Deluxe & Group rooms, spectacular views, incredible ambiance.

We offer several room options to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. All rooms include linens, towels, pillows and either a private  or a shared bathroom. Choose from single, double and triple occupancy.

Most lodge activities and meals while at the lodge are included in your package.  Ziplining and Canyoning are additional cost. Enjoy cocktails overlooking the river, while you watch brightly colored toucans fly to the other river bank. Magical!

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