2-Day Pacuare

Two days of Pacuare River rafting with a night at our lodge

Please note: For 2024, we are focusing on our 3-Day Raft + Zip experience.

After many years of offering our Two Day Pacuare, we experimented with a 3-day experience and found it to be a better value for travelers and was much more preferred by our guests. Because of this, we are winding down our remaining two day Pacuare reservations and will focus entirely on our 3-Day Raft + Zip tour for 2024.

All the rapids. All Time Fun.

Whitewater paradise on the Pacuare River

Two days of tackling 50+ class II, III, and IV rapids. A night at our ecolodge, located right in the Pacuare river canyon. One Tarzan Swing. Too many waterfalls to count cascading into the river. This trip packs it all in and it’s only two days long.

Quick Facts

Trip Cost: $399

Trip Meeting Time: 9:30AM

Minimum Age: 12 years old.


Lodging at a glance

Our rooms have flush toilets and hot showers

Meals are all included starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with lunch on day 2

Our lodge is immersed in the jungle yet comfortable with beds & soft cotton sheets


Adventures at a glance

Approximately 50+ rapids, split on day one and day three

Rapids are Class II, III, and IV.

We have the only Tarzan Swing on the Pacuare

Jump rocks on both day one and day two


2023 Pacuare Rafting

“We saw THREE sloths!!” – Google Review

2-Day Highlights

On day one, we spend the day rafting Class II and III rapids and arrive at Rio Vista Lodge. Once settled in, we’ll tackle the heart-pounding Tarzan Swing, slinging you 200 feet off the ground. After dinner, we’ll fall asleep to the sound of the jungle tucked in our comfortable cabins. The next morning it’s back to whitewater, this time with back to back Class IVs in the Pacaure Gorge. After dozens of rapids, the trip concludes in the town of Siquirres.

Trip Itinerary

We meet at La Cruz, which is near the town of Turrialba. The Pacuare River consists of progressive rafting, meaning day one starts us off with great warm up Class II and III, giving us plenty of time for the big Class IV whitewater the following day. Halfway through the day, we’ll stop for lunch which will be prepared by your guides. After lunch, we will paddle another 40 minutes to Rio Vista Lodge, the newest lodge on the Pacuare River. Here you’ll take a 10 minute trek through the jungle to get to our lodge which features breath-taking views of the Pacuare River canyon and surrounding mountains. Once you get settled into your room, you can enjoy the views or you can join us for our Tarzan Hour. We do this with all our groups at 4PM. During the Tarzan Hour, we take you to our Tarzan Swing which is a three minute walk from the lodge and cabins and you get to experience one of the most adrenaline-pumping Tarzan swings you will find in the Americas. This is a great activity for the afternoon and if you’re not up for the rush you can watch from our viewing area while enjoying a cup of coffee or simply relax at the lodge. In the evening we will have dinner prepared for you while you listen to the rainforest come to life as the sun dips and the night begins.

The next morning on Day 2, you will wake up to the sun rising over the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Our lodge has views in the morning directly down the canyon towards the Caribbean. After a hearty breakfast, we’ll walk down to the rafts and launch immediately into POC Rapid which is just downstream. From here we’ll raft Class II and III whitewater until we hit the famous Pacuare Gorge – get ready for some Class IV rapids! The tightening of the canyon also means that the side creeks get more dramatic with waterfalls pouring directly into the river. This is like nothing you’ll find anywhere else. Similar to day one, we’ll take a break halfway through the day for a lunch prepared by the guides, and then it’s more rafting. After we pass through the famous Dos Montanas section of the river, we float into the town of Siquirres, which is our takeout. Changing rooms and showers are available here, and once the rafts are loaded up, you’ll say bye to your guides (but we know you’ll be back, this trip is that good).

Why the Pacuare

“ …perhaps the greatest, family-friendly jungle raft trip in the world.”

Submit an inquiry to start a reservation

MM slash DD slash YYYY
This trip launches on Tuesday and Fridays, however, groups of six or more may select an alternate launch date.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Anthony Mafale
Anthony Mafale
October 18, 2023.
From start to finish this was a fantastic experience our guide Luis & our safety guide Manuel were created a magnificent rafting adventure, 5/5 would come back here again
Emily Hamilton
Emily Hamilton
October 17, 2023.
My husband and I took a week long adventure tour of Costa Rica! Our guide Ericck, and our rafting guide Arturo were AMAZING! Not only were they so knowledgeable about all things CR, they brought such light and fun energy to every activity! I loved the food prepared at all the lodges. The Rio Vista lodge had an absolutely amazing view and the rooms were just the right amount of luxury while also connecting you to the nature around us. Ziplining and the Tarzan swing were definitely a highlight. I 11/10 recommend booking your next trip to Costa Rica with Pacuare Outdoor Center! 👏🏻👏🏻
Alexandra Benbadis
Alexandra Benbadis
October 16, 2023.
We did a 2-day trip (one overnight) with POC, booked by Costa Rica Escapes. This white water rafting trip was absolutely INCREDIBLE. We’re a group of 6 and most of us had never white water rafted before. Luis and Manuel helped us feel prepared and safe for our journey, and the 8 of us had so much fun together! Luis was so encouraging and supportive in the raft with us - we successfully did level 4 rapids even! And Manuel was hilarious and took great photos of us. Thankfully none of us had a fall, but we all felt like we were in very safe and capable hands if one of us had fallen. Luis and Manuel brought us to some awesome swimming spots and viewpoints along the way and took us on 7 zip lines and a Tarzan swing. We also stopped for lunch on the first day and they prepared us a nice spread of sandwich fillings and juice. It was so much fun! We felt safe the whole time and really enjoyed our experience! We can’t wait to go white water rafting again. The POC itself is beautiful, and the team cooked us delicious dinner and breakfast at the center. We had so much fun hanging out together at the lodge and enjoying the scenery. Before we parted ways, the team brought us to a center to shower, change, and enjoy lunch. They once again prepared a great spread of food to make wraps. Here, Manuel also showed us the photos he took and we were able to purchase all of them and get a digital folder with the photos.
Don van Zyl
Don van Zyl
October 15, 2023.
My wife and I had a fabulous time on an 8-day kayaking adventure with the Pacuare Outdoor Center. We were treated like family by the highly skilled and knowledgeable guides, and they are great chefs to boot. The paddling and scenery were out of this world. We felt very safe both on the river and tree-topping on their zip lines. The accommodations were outstanding with great views of the surrounding rain forest. Everything was very well organized with a full but enjoyable schedule.
Brian Do
Brian Do
September 12, 2023.
Pacuare Outdoor Center gave me the best experience of my trip to Costa Rica. Tom and his family were so welcoming, we felt like we were family. They provided a full on end - to - end adventure experience that I would highly recommend to anyone. I will definitely be back!
Tanny
Tanny
August 31, 2023.
Visitar Pacuare Outdoor Center ha sido definitivamente una de las mejores experiencias que he vivido. Me permitió poder conectar con la naturaleza, mientras al mismo tiempo experimentaba la actividad de rafting. Los guías son excelentes, llenos de experiencia y anécdotas, la comida es deliciosa, y por último, el lodge es perfecto si te gustan los lugares rústicos, y alejados de la ciudad.
Kevin Acosta
Kevin Acosta
August 31, 2023.
Es una experiencia muy bonita, el lugar es maravilloso y la amabilidad de los guias es increíble, el rafting y las otras actividades se disfrutan mucho con personas como ellos.
María Fernanda Viquez Aguilar
María Fernanda Viquez Aguilar
August 31, 2023.
Fue una experiencia inolvidable, el lodge era algo diferente, tienen unas vistas demasiado lindas, me encanto porque se sentía una paz, los tours son demasiado chivas, los guías son muy cae bien, la comida estaba increíble
Stefania Marín
Stefania Marín
August 31, 2023.
Definitivamente visitar Pacuare Outdoor Center fue una gran oportunidad. Fue una experiencia inolvidable. Muy agradecida con la comodidad, el respeto y las experiencias que nos brindaron los guías. Además de que siempre se preocuparon por nuestro bienestar. Totalmente recomendado.