We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

  • Experience an action-packed, white-water adventure down the Sarapiqui River

  • Navigate exciting class-II and -III rapids with a guide on a half-day excursion

  • Watch for Costa Rica’s celebrated wildlife along the riverbanks

Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
From US$65.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travelers
Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

Experience Sarapiqui River’s white-water rapids on a thrilling half-day rafting trip. After a safety tutorial at La Virgen Bridge, get underway with a skilled guide and navigate class-II and -III rapids on a 9-mile (13-kilometer) journey. Watch for monkeys, toucans, and other tropical wildlife as you ride downriver. Then, enjoy an ice-cold beer or juice upon arrival at the take-out point.

What to Expect

Are you an adrenaline junkie who just wants the best of big water? If your time is limited or just want to sleep in then this is the perfect trip for you. This trip is action packed from start to finish and sure to get your adrenalin flowing.

We launch our boats  near the  La Virgen Bridge on the Sarapiqui River and get off to an exciting start as we navigate the class II- III rapids including Superman, Confusion , “Ay Carumba”  and many more.  There Wave Rafting skilled guides will go over the safety procedures and prepare you for your paddling adventure. This lively, tropical river  is bordered  by lowland rainforest and features numerous class II-III rapids (medium size).   The Sarapiqui river played an important role for the Spaniards to open an access route toward the San Juan River and access to  the Caribbean and Nicaragua. Our rafting time runs between 1.5 and 2 hours on the river depending on water flow which changes daily.

Along the banks of the Sarapiqui River you will see spectacular foliage, so keep your eyes peeled between rapids for monkeys, toucans and other tropical wildlife.  Once you reach the take out point, you will be greeted with cold beer (or juice) and dry towel before heading back to La Fortuna.  Wave rafting trip on the Sarapiqui is bound to be a highlight on your Costa Rican vacation.  Pura Vida!

Write a ReviewReviews (20)

1 - 5 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wave Expeditions

My daughter and I had a great time on our adventure with Wave Expeditions. Our guide Joseph met us at our hotel, he was very nice and made us feel welcomed. I was a bit anxious because my daughter was nervous about rafting, but Joseph...More

Thank evelynv20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Adventure

I had the most amazing time on this trip. Though I like outdoorsy and exciting vacation activities, I had never been white water rafting before. The guide assuaged any nerves I might have had- he was very confident, experienced, and easy going. I loved that...More

Thank uchicagotraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Adventure Vacation

Romel was the best, most knowledgeable and professional guide. He did a great job educating us, making us feel safe and making our experience the best! I will never forget this experience and would definitely do it again with this company. Very organized and everybody’s...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Do this

Fun trip with lots of adventure especially from the start. Ours had a group of about 7 rafts. 1 flipped. Another lost its guide. Lead guides are good and capable of keeping everyone safe and secure.

Thank Selectivetraveler22
Reviewed 13 July 2018
Great Rafting with the Kids

A few years ago, my wife and I went on the Balsa River Class II and III rapids, and thought that we needed to bring our two boys on this trip - and we did just that this past July. The boys (aged 11 and...More

Thank Matthew H
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines