Upper Sarapiqui River Rafting

Upper Sarapiqui River Rafting

Seeking adventure and an unforgettable experience? Jump on a raft with us for an adrenaline-packed ride down a Class IV river – the Upper Sarapiquí River in Costa Rica’s Arenal region. Continuous rapids, landscaped by lush rainforest walls dripping with waterfalls, give you a flavor of what will be in store for you.


You will paddle over 30 rapids, many of them rated Class IV, big gradients lead to a big splash as you ride down the pristinely clean, sparkling waters of the Upper Sarapiquí River. One of the most exciting runs in Costa Rica!


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Trip Details

Trip Length 1 Day

Experience Type   Adventurers

Price $98

What’s Included

  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • Water and snack during tour
  • Transportation from and to La Fortuna area
Recommended Gear
Reservation Information


Day 1

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


Once on the river, participants will paddle for 2 1/2 hours along the 9-mile stretch with a stop for fruit halfway down the river to restore your energy for the latter half of the paddle. At the end of the river section, your private transportation will be waiting for you and will take you to Flow Operation Center in Sarapiquí. There you will be able to change in private facilities and get ready for a Costa Rican style lunch.

Who Can Go

Minimum Age 14.



Our Adventure Trip Regions



  • 14


Trip Time

  • 3 Hours

  • Tico Time

About 3 hours.

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