The best of Turrialba and the Pacuare: Canyoneering. Rafting. Ziplining and waterfall jumping.

Experience everything that Turrialba and the Pacuare have to offer.

The evening before your trip, arrive at our Turrialba Vista. The next day, which is day one, we’ll canyoneer Silencio Creek, which is just a fifteen minute walk from the Turrialba Vista. After another night at the Turrialba Vista, we’ll wake up on day two and we’ll spend the day rafting Class II and III rapids on the Pacuare River, rafting to our eco-lodge. After spending the night, we then tackle our zipline course and then after lunch, hike to our private waterfall for a jump and swim. We’ll then spend a second night at our eco-lodge and then, on day four, we’ll paddle out, rafting Class II, III, and IV rapids.

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Quick Facts

Trip Cost: $595 / person

Trip Meeting Place: Turrialba Vista

Check-in time: 4 PM

Trip Length: Four nights & four days

Minimum Age: 12 years old.

Lodging at a Glance

Nights one and two are spent at our Turrialba Vista

Nights two and three are spent at our Pacuare Eco-Lodge

Meals are all included starting with dinner on the evening before (day 0) and ending with lunch on day 4

Adventures at a Glance

Five rappels down Silencio Creek

Approximately 50+ rapids split on Day Two and Day Four

Rapids are Class II, III, and IV.

The whitewater is perfect for beginners and experienced rafters.

Our zipline is the largest on the Pacuare and we have the only Tarzan Swing

The waterfall is 25 feet / 7.5 meters and jumping is optional (but encouraged!)

Four Day Itinerary

Four Day Itinerary

Four Day Ultimate

Four Day Ultimate

Evening Before and Day One

Arrive at the Turrialba Vista the afternoon before your trip at 4PM. We’ll have coffee and snacks waiting for you while you settle in. That night we’ll serve dinner and go over the four-day interary. The next day we’ll have a delicous breakfast and then we’ll start the trip with canyoneering down Silencio Creek, which is our local creek just down the road. This is an exhilarating, half day excursion that does not require any prior experience as our guides will be with you every step of the way. Silencio Creek includes 5 rappels down waterfalls, with the tallest being 70 feet/21 meters. In addition to that, some waterfalls we slide down, landing in cool, deep pools. After canyoneering, we’ll have lunch and then you’re free to spend the afternoon relaxing at the Vista, or exploring Turrialba. Later that night we’ll do another dinner at the Vista and we’ll prep you for your rafting trip that starts the following day.

Extreme Sports Jet Skiing
Extreme Sports Jet Skiing
Day Two

After breakfast, we’ll shuttle you to the Pacuare River, to start the rafting portion of your trip. The rafting on the first day consists of some great Class II and Class III rapids along with stopping for a delicious lunch on the river prepared for you by your river guides/chefs. 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.

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Day Three

The next morning on Day 3, 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. The mornings offer the true essence of the rainforest as the mist rises off the mountains. You can spend the early morning sitting in the rocking chairs outside your cabin or come to our main area and get ready for a hearty Tico breakfast. Today we have a full day of fun and adventure. We will start out by completing our zipline course, which features five different ziplines ranging from 30 meters to 620 meters. Not only are they long and fast but they offer the best views you will find anywhere of the Pacuare River. Then we will take a three minute hike back to the lodge where we will have some lunch and an hour of downtime. After lunch, we’ll take a trek through the jungle to one of the most pristine waterfalls you will find on the Pacuare River. This waterfall features a 25 foot jump, which your guide will show you how to do. Afterward, we’ll walk back to the lodge and hit full relax mode with a chance to reminisce about the full day of adventure.

Extreme Sports Jet Skiing
Extreme Sports Jet Skiing
Day Four

On Day 4, we head back to the rafts and tackle the whitewater. We’ll enter the famous Pacuare Canyon, which is a gorge that features Class III and IV rapids and breathtaking scenery.

The canyon rock walls rise straight up 200 feet and we’ll pass by waterfalls that fall 150 feet into the river. This truly is a magical day from start to finish. Halfway through the day, we’ll stop for another riverside lunch served by your guides.

Once lunch is finished it’s back to the rapids, split up with a gorgeous float through the famous Dos Montanas canyon section. Following that, the river winds its way into the town of Siquirres, where we reach takeout. Here you will have the chance to change and shower into some clean clothes and say farewell to your guides.

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Based on 249 reviews.
Hannah Claire Purkey
Hannah Claire Purkey
2022-08-04
This is such an amazing trip! Fantastic rafting, absolutely stunning views, and great food! The guides are incredibly competent and made the trip fun, which is all you can ask for. The zip lining and Tarzan swing were a fun way to break up the rafting, and getting out to explore waterfalls was a nice way to end the day. Thank you Tom, Arturo and Luis for an unforgettable experience!
Jeff Gayduk
Jeff Gayduk
2022-08-04
Incredible, authentic Costa Rican vacation experience. We stayed in the brand new lodge and loved, loved the rooms and outdoor lounge overlooking the river.
Sara Hernandez
Sara Hernandez
2022-08-01
Simply amazing accommodations in the heart of the Costa Rican Rainforest. I took a group of students and parents with me, and they all said that POC was their favorite spot! It is great for ziplining, rafting, and just relaxing and being with nature. The food cooked for us was incredible! My favorite part is the community space with hammocks and lounge chairs to enjoy time with others. This place really is a little piece of paradise!
Samantha Stier
Samantha Stier
2022-07-28
I have been here three separate times, and absolutely love this beautiful, scenic lodge. Twice I traveled as a chaperone with a group of students and they adored the spacious, clean cabins, each with a breathtaking view of the rainforest. They spent hours playing cards and other games in the common area, where you can lounge in deck chairs and hammocks. The canopy tour, Tarzan swing, and hike to a waterfall/swimming area were definite highlights of the trip. I can't wait to return.
Erica Beitel
Erica Beitel
2022-07-26
If you are looking for a vacation to get away from it all and be in the beauty of Costa Rica, while having amazing service, this is the trip for you! The guides were amazing, knowledgable, and great cooks. I would highly recommend. I went with friends for a destination wedding and we had a blast! The trip of a lifetime!
Dawn Jacobson
Dawn Jacobson
2022-07-25
My son's wedding was here last week...Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful but the facility and staff were phenomenal