Costa Rica 5-Day Rafting Trips & Itineraries

Explore 2 rafting trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Costa Rica.

One of the most exciting activities in Costa Rica is river rafting. You don’t need two weeks for a white-water excursion, either; you can plan a comprehensive rafting adventure over just five adrenaline-pumping days, braving the class II and III rapids of the Río Pacuare, which is one of the most famous rivers in the world. Or you could plan a combined adventure that includes whitewater rafting on the Pacuare with overnight stays in a rainforest jungle lodge followed by a surfing excursion to the village of Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean Coast.

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Map of Costa Rica Adventure: Whitewater Rafting and Surfing - 5 Days
Costa Rica Adventure: Whitewater Rafting and Surfing - 5 Days

Make your trip to Costa Rica one to remember! From a whitewater rafting adventure along miles of tropical scenery on the Pacuare River to an excursion to one of the country's top surf spots, this short and sweet itinerary is jam-packed with thrilling aquatic experiences.

You'll together brave the rapids on Río Pacuare, one of the best rafting rivers on earth
Map of Rafting & Romance in the Jungle - 5 Days
Rafting & Romance in the Jungle - 5 Days

This 5-day itinerary is ideal for adventure-loving couples. Starting and ending in San José, you'll brave the rapids of the scenic Río Pacuare on a guided whitewater excursion, zip line and hike the coastal jungle, and enjoy downtime together in a luxury eco-lodge. With plenty of free time to choose your own activities, it's bound to be a trip you'll always remember.