Two Day Pacuare: The best rafting in Costa Rica with a night at our eco-lodge.

There’s a reason that Costa Rica rafting means the Pacuare river, and this trip is it.

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.

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Quick Facts

Trip Cost: $315 / person

Trip Meeting Place: In front of the University of Costa Rica, Turrialba. Google Map.

Custom Pick Up: Can be arranged for a small additional cost

Trip Meeting Time: 9:30 AM

Trip Length: Two Days.

Minimum Age: 12 years old.

Eco-Lodge at a Glance

Our eco-lodge has flush toilets and hot showers

Rooms are purposely designed to be open-air with screens so you’re fully immersed in the jungle yet in a comfortable queen bed.

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

Adventures at a Glance

Approximately 50+ rapids, split on Day One and Day Three

Rapids are Class II, III, and IV.

The whitewater is perfect for beginners and experienced rafters.

We have the only Tarzan Swing

Jump rocks on both day one and two

Two Day Itinerary

Two Day Itinerary

Two Day Pacuare

Two Day Pacuare

Day One

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 the Pacuare Outdoor Center eco-lodge. 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.

Extreme Sports Jet Skiing
Extreme Sports Jet Skiing
Extreme Sports Jet Skiing
Day Two

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 Canyon – 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).

Extreme Sports Jet Skiing
Bonus

We offer pre and post trip lodging available to book exclusively to guests joining us on our Pacuare rafting trips. For pre-trip lodging, our recently built Turrialba Vista guest house is just ten minutes from Turrialba and is close to the meeting location of your trip. Turrialba is a small city yet offers plenty of dining, shopping, and access to many Costa Rican gems, including the Turrialba Volcano, Angostura lake, and a multitude of rivers. The Turrialba Vista includes WiFi, cell phone service, hot showers, bathrooms, and an amazing view. Learn more about the Turrialba Vista here.

For after your Pacuare river trip, our Kapu Tree House is available to book as an add-on. Located just one minute from the famous Punta Uva beach, relax and unwind 100 feet off the ground in our tree paradise. No climbing is required as we have a hanging bridge that leads you straight to the front door, but you do have the option to rappel down for a more exciting exit to the surf. Learn more about the Kapu Tree House here.

Extreme Sports Jet Skiing

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Based on 316 reviews.
Luke
Luke
2022-11-06
Amazing experience rafting the pacuare river with an overnight stay in a lodge, would 100% recommend!
Michele Emory
Michele Emory
2022-11-05
Our stay at POC and all the activities they did with us were amazing! Luigi and Kenneth stayed with us the whole week and it seemed like they just became a part of our group. They both taught us so much. Max and Luis joined us for some of the activities (rafting, canyoning and zip lining) and all 4 of the guides made sure our safety was the most important part of the activity- and then made sure smiles and laughter were there. It was one of the best adventure trips I have been on and they were the best guides I have had on an international trip!
Angus MacDonald
Angus MacDonald
2022-11-05
Pacuare was a fantastic river to white water raft on, the class 4 rapids were so much fun that just made you want to go back to the top and start again. The Pacuare outdoor centre team was so informative and took the experience to the next level, plus they are great cooks!!! A night in the lodge, situated in the middle of the rainforest with great views while being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the forest was just unreal. Pacuare experience was one of my Costa Rican highlights.
megan johnson
megan johnson
2022-11-05
Fourth time I’ve rafted but the first for Costa Rica but I cannot recommend Pacure River and Pacure Outdoor Centre enough! Fantastic rapids and really good guides you're guaranteed a good time if you're a beginner or pro. The guides were fantastic on the raft but were really knowledgeable about the wildlife and local ecology as well, various birds were spitted as we travelled down the river which topped the experience. One night at the lodge was also not long enough!
Ben Kelly
Ben Kelly
2022-11-05
Wow this place is something special. The Pacuare river is beautiful, the accommodation is perfect, views are breathtaking, staff are great fun and super professional. And the rafting is an absolute hoot. Could not recommend more!
Lisa Orr
Lisa Orr
2022-11-05
Awesome lodge, team and views. Highly recommend
Noelia Murillo
Noelia Murillo
2022-11-04
Excelente lugar y equipo.