#1 Pacuare River rafting company
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#1 Costa Rica Vacation Company

Pacuare Outdoor Center

Established in 2003, Pacuare Outdoor Center is the #1 adventure company offering Pacuare river rafting, ziplining, rappelling, and mountain biking. Paired with our ecolodges and Caribbean treehouse, we offer complete adventure vacation packages from two to eight days.

  • We’re locally owned and operated.

  • Our guides are locals and they speak both English and Spanish.

  • We’re based out of Turrialba, the adventure capital of Costa Rica and just two hours from San Jose.

  • We’re the area experts and have been in business since 2003.

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Experiences to choose from


Caribbean Tree House & Ecolodges


Years of Experience


Five Star Reviews

Pure. Genuine. 100% Costa Rica

Top 3 Costa Rica Adventure Vacations

We focus on the best adventure experiences that Costa Rica has to offer. Browse our top three below or view all experiences here.

  • Two days of Pacuare rafting, one day ziplining at our lodge. Includes two nights at our riverside lodge.

    $415 / person.

  • Best for those short on time! Raft in, relax and unwind at our ecolodge, and the next day, raft out. Class II, III and IV.

    $335 / person.

  • Our most popular trip! Four night and four days! Canyoneering. Rafting. Ziplining. Lodging and meals and San Jose pick up included.

    $655 / person.

Pura Vida

Pura Vida

We’re the Costa Rica adventure vacation experts. Get in touch today and we’ll plan your dream getaway.

Friendly. Local. Pure.

We’re the Costa Rica adventure vacation experts. Get in touch today and we’ll plan your dream getaway.

Friendly. Local. Pure.

About our company

History and staff

Pacuare Outdoor Center

The Pacuare Pledge

Our commitment to the environment

Read our pledge here

Meet Tom Ranieri

Founder / Owner

A message from the owner

We’re excited to share Costa Rica with you

Why Choose Us

Never outsourced

Most CR adventure companies work as a middle man. Not us. Our lodge is ours, our equipment is ours, and our staff love working for us. We’re the only company on the Pacuare that can say this.

Area experts

With a local owner and local guides, we’re the Pacuare River and Turrialba area experts. Our guides have worked for us for a long time, are family friendly, and love their jobs.

Something for everyone

We are a multi-activity company and have an adventure for everyone. From rafting to mountain biking, to zip lining, or just relaxing at one of our lodges, you’ll find your favorite experience with us.

Best Pacuare lodge

We have the biggest zipline course and the only Tarzan swing. Over the years we’ve continually invested in our facilities to make our lodge feel like home.

Pacuare Outdoor Center updates

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Costa Rica

Read our blog to get the latest updates from Costa Rica, Turrialba and the Pacuare River. View all blog posts here.