Sarapiquí River Rafting – La Virgen

Sarapiquí  River Rafting – La Virgen

Located in the Arenal & La Fortuna area, the Sarapiquí River’s La Virgen Section is a great introduction to white water rafting. The Class II-III rapids are perfect for first-time paddlers looking for a challenge or families interested in a fun, wet rollercoaster ride. Everyone will enjoy the big splash of rapids such as Gringo’s Hole, Confusion, and Air Force! It’s a trip you’ll never forget.


Set in the lowlands of the rainforest, you’ll get breathtaking views of tropical birds and lush jungle landscapes. Sarapiqui allows you to not only enjoy the rapids, but also rediscover that childhood ability to play: relax in the flat, crystal pools between the rapids, and swim and splash around. This trip begins in La Fortuna, in Costa Rica’s Arenal region, where our expert guide will pick you up in private transportation from your hotel and you will travel 1 1/2 hours to the river.


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Trip Details

Trip Length 1 Day

Experience Type   Family, Explorers, Ecotravelers

Price $92

What’s Included

  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • Costa Rican style lunch
  • Changing rooms after trip
  • Transportation to and from La Fortuna/Arenal area hotels
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Reservation Information


Day 1

This full-day trip begins in La Fortuna where our expert guide will pick you up in private transportation from your hotel and you will travel 1 1/2 hours to the river put-in. At the river, after fitting all of your equipment, we will give you a safety orientation and paddle practice before the adventure begins.


Once on the river, it’s three action-packed hours of fun. We will stop in the middle for a fruit break and rest time to restore your energy for the latter half of the paddle. At the end of the river section, your private transportation will take you on a five-minute drive to a local restaurant for lunch before the 1 1/2 hour drive back to La Fortuna.

Who Can Go

Minimum Age  7.



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Trip Time

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