Riding the Rapids

Savegre Whitewater Rafting, Manuel Antonio

Whitewater raft one of Central America's cleanest, loveliest rivers, the Savegre, on class II-III rapids in lush jungle


Start your Savegre River Whitewater Rafting Adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Manuel Antonio. You'll then travel to the Savegre River and begin your rafting journey, paddling through Class II and Class III rapids while surrounded by stunning rainforest scenery. After an exciting and scenic trip down the river, you'll be transferred to base camp to dry off and enjoy a delicious meal before heading back to your hotel.


  • Paddle through Class II and Class III rapids
  • Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting surrounded by breathtaking rainforest scenery

Know before you go

5.5 hours
Recommended for
8 years old & up
Small group
Food & Drink
Lunch Included. In addition to lunch, a small snack is included

What you'll do

Get ready for an exciting day out on the Savegre River, one of Central America's cleanest and most beautiful rivers, located within Manuel Antonio National Park. You'll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the river, where you'll meet your experienced guide and receive a safety briefing and rafting instructions.

Then, it's time to hit the water and start your rafting adventure! Unlike some rafting experiences, this is a gentle yet exciting introduction to riding the rapids, and great for the whole family to enjoy. You'll paddle through Class II and Class III rapids, experiencing the thrill of riding the rapids in a safe and controlled environment. Along the way, you'll also pass through riffles and easy-to-negotiate waves, providing a fun and varied experience for all.

One of the best parts of this trip is the incredible scenery that surrounds you throughout the journey. As you raft down the river, you'll be surrounded by lush rainforest and dramatic jungle landscapes, feeling like one of Central America's early explorers on an incredible adventure.

After a thrilling ride down the river, you'll be transferred to base camp to dry off and enjoy a delicious meal before heading back to your hotel, with memories of an incredible day out on the Savegre River.

Start times

  • Daily
    8:00 am, 12:00 pm

What's included

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Rafting equipment

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