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Whitewater section on the Pacuare River

Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast has some world famous whitewater rafting rivers. And they pass through some amazing pristine wilderness you won’t see any other way!

Many of the rafting trips include transportation between San Jose or Arenal and Puerto Viejo so it’s like getting your transport to/from Puerto Viejo for free! Your luggage is secure throughout the trip so you’re free to enjoy your day on the river.

Pacuare One Day Rafting Trip

Our most popular trip and Costa Rica’s most stunning white water river. Class III-IV rapids. Suitable for 12+ years of age. Daily pickups from Puerto Viejo, San Jose and Arenal and you can return to a different location making it a way to travel without a day lost to travel!

Pacuare Two Day Hike and Paddle Rafting Trip

The overnight Pacuare Adventure is a Paddle and Hike expedition. Not only will you raft a variety of exciting rapids, but you will also hike to pristine waterfalls, fun swimming holes and primary jungles. You will raft both days and stay overnight at the Pacuare River Lodge. Daily pickups from Puerto Viejo, San Jose, Arenal or Tortuguero with ownard transport to Puerto Viejo, San Jose or Arenal.

Pacuare Lodge Honeymoon

Three day/two night trip of a lifetime at the Pacuare River Lodge including deluxe accommodation, meals, rafting, canopy.

Reventazón River: Carmen Section

The Reventazón River is a great big water run, with moderate difficulty. The lush surroundings, abundant bird life and good amount of fun rapids makes this a great introduction to river running. For all ages 6+

Surfing is one of the favorite local activities and surf lessons are available if you want to get started or improve your technique. Photo DJ Struntz, Surfer Gilbert Brown.

Looking for something else?

Our tour partners have also put together packages which include transport, hotels and tours so you can either get your full trip to Costa Rica organized in one go or have them organize add-ons to popular destinations such as Arenal, Tortuguero or Bocas del Toro.

White Water Rafting Reventazon River For Cruise Ship Passengers

(Reventazon River Rafting Trip Departing Puerto Limon Cruise Ship Pier)


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Our number one selling excursion in Costa Rica is now available to cruise ship passengers visiting Puerto Limon. White Water Rafting Rio Reventazon is a once in a lifetime experience you should not miss out on! Now, we have tailored a Puerto Limon shore excursion to fit nearly every cruise ship itinerary. If you have not already added white water rafting in Costa Rica to your cruising bucket list, keep reading and we are willing to bet you may re-consider.

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Our Reventazon white water rafting journey will take us down 16 km (10 miles) of wet and wild class II/III rapids. The Reventazon River is not only the most fun white water rafting river in Costa Rica, it is also the most scenic! Lined with green walls and lush rainforest, you can relax between rapids and keep a lookout for monkeys or sloths and even toucans! Adventure, nature, relaxation and adrenaline: we can’t think of a better shore excursion in Costa Rica. You will definitely understand the feeling of Costa Rica’s Pura Vida on the Reventazon River.

First time paddling? Not to worry, we use top of the line safety equipment and training techniques. Your certified rafting guides will give you thorough instructions and practice with you before hitting the rapids. The Florida section of the Reventazon is perfect for both beginners and experienced rafters alike. Once you head down river, your rafting guides will coach you through each rapid so you stay safely inside your raft. In case you do fall out, professional safety kayakers will be there to assist you back into your raft quickly and safely. Sounds a little scary at first, but once you get the hang of paddling, we know you will love it. Just ask anyone who has tried rafting in Costa Rica!

Paddling white water rapids on the Reventazon River will surely leave you famished. To re-energize, we will stop on the river for a delicious and filling picnic lunch. You will also have the opportunity to sample some of the delicious pineapples and watermelon grown locally, the pride of Costa Rica. Yummy!

So, is white water rafting in Costa Rica on your bucket list yet? If so, be aware that our Puerto Limon shore excursions operate in small groups, so spaces are limited. Don’t miss out on the chance to check white water rafting off your bucket list. Book your Reventazon River white water rafting shore excursion in Limon with The Real Deal Tours today!

Know before you go! If you would like to know a bit more about white water rafting in Costa Rica, check out our blog on the white water rafting classes for more complete info.

Not coming on a cruise ship? If you are staying in Puerto Viejo, Cahuita, San Jose or Arenal, check out our White Water Rafting Pacuare River smart connection.

Puerto Limon Rafting Tour Details

Puerto Limon Rafting Tour Includes:

  • * Round trip transportation from the cruise pier
  • * Professional bilingual rafting guides
  • * All safety equipment and rafting instruction
  • * 2.5 hrs white water rafting Reventazon River (Florida section)
  • * Picnic lunch on the river
  • * Tropical fruit snacks

Departures: Departure varies depending your cruise ship itinerary. Be sure to include which cruise ship you will be arriving on along with your ships arrival and departure time on the reservation. We tailor this trip to meet most cruise ship arrivals, however if you arrive later than 9am or are not sure you have enough time, contact one of our Activities Specialists and we are happy to verify for you. Exact meeting times and location will be provided on your confirmation voucher.

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Length: 7 Hours.

Puerto Limon River Rafting Recommendations:

  • * Secure shoes or water sandals, flip flops are not permitted on the rafting tour
  • * Swimsuit and shorts for rafting
  • * Change of dry clothes for after the tour
  • * GoPro or similar waterproof camera with secure body strap
  • * Eco-friendly sunscreen
  • * Eco-friendly biodegradable insect repellant
  • * Secure sunglasses
  • * Cash for tour balance, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, professional photo and video of your rafting trip and tips for your amazing rafting guides

Children: Minimum age is 12 years old, children pay the same as adults.

Restrictions: Although you do not need to have prior rafting experience, you must be in good physical condition to participate. Pregnant women, people with back problems, or those with heart conditions will not be permitted. You will be asked to sign a waiver ahead of time that you do not have any of the prohibited conditions.

Insider Tip: Buy the professional photos and video, you will not regret it. These guys are amazing at capturing the emotion and excitement on your face. Even if you have a GoPro, nobody will capture your experience quite like the professionals. I think this is one of the only tour videos I still enjoy watching on occasion. What a blast!

Groups: If you have 10 or more people in your group, contact us and we can provide you with special group rates. Save even more money!!

Important Note: All tours run on local time. Costa Rica runs on Central Standard Time, however they do not observer Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to check with your ship to confirm your actual arrival time in Costa Rica is CST and not ship time. When in doubt, disembark and ask a local!

River Conditions: For your safety, the Florida section of the Reventazon River may be substituted with a different section of the Reventazon or another similar river run.

Reserve Your White Water Rafting Reventazon River For Cruise Ship Passengers Now



The Real Deal: $119.00

White Water Rafting Reventazon River For Cruise Ship Passengers Tour deposit is $25.00 per person.
(The balance of $94.00 per person must be paid in cash the day of the tour)

Departure times will be in your e – ticket.

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White Water Rafting Pacuare River From Puerto Viejo – Limon

White Water Rafting Pacuare River From Puerto Viejo - Limon

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day.

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  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Pacuare is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Here you will enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin tropical rain forest area, appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Wildlife is abundant, with sloth, toucans, parrots, coatis, morpho butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights.

The white water is equally exciting. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18-mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids. Few rivers in the world can offer you so many.

Upon arrival to the river youwill gear up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and bebriefed with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!

The first 4 miles consist of fun class II-III rapids which is a perfect time to test your new river skills and gain confidence in your team. Here you can find pockets of secondary growth forest that is extremely beautiful. After about 40 minutes youwill enter the famous Pacuare River Gorge, which is 5 miles of some of the best white water Costa Rica has to offer. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas”, “Pin ball” toname a few. You will also see the Huacas watefall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river


Bilingual tour guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Use of a private Exploration Center

Entry/Admission – Pacuare River


DVD (available to purchase)

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not suitable for pregnant women or persons with recent surgery

Not recommended for children under 12 years

If you have not booked a hotel yet, you are required to provide this information to the local operator as soon as possible after your purchase

A minimum of 2 passengers per booking is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Please note that the hotel pickup might be 2 hours prior to the tour time, depending on the location of your hotel.

Please be in your hotel lobby 30 minutes before the scheduled pickup time

What to bring: wear rafting clothes (light shoes that will stay on, swimming suit, shorts, nylon shirt), sunscreen, water bottle, change of clothes, towel, insect repellent, a bit of cash. All luggage will be kept in lockers.




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