Best White Water Rafting in Costa Rica: the Pacific Coast
Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is known for its utopian islands, jaw-dropping sunsets, and lavish oceanfront hotels, such as Croc’s Resort & Casino. But thrillseekers, nature enthusiasts, and curious travelers can also get their fill of adventure near pristine Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. There are ample opportunities for ziplining, sport fishing, parasailing, and, of course, white water rafting. Perhaps the best part is that first-timers are more than welcome to give each of these exhilarating activities a try. The area’s guides are equally patient, knowledgeable, and skilled, regardless of the sport. White water rafting in Costa Rica, in particular, is a must for those with a thirst for adventure, exploration, and natural beauty. There’s just something truly magical about paddling amid crashing waves down a river that’s enclosed by swaying palms, dense flora, and colorful birdlife.
Setting the Scene: White Water Rafting in Costa Rica
Several words to come to mind when we think about white water rafting in Costa Rica, including picturesque, electrifying, and adrenaline. The feeling one obtains while blazing down the Naranjo River with family or friends is sheer elation with a hint of unpredictability. Most of these jungle excursions coast past palm plantations, quaint villages, dramatic cliffs, and, yes, curious toucans. And don’t forget that Croc’s Resort & Casino’s concierge team will happily pair you with a local adventure-based company that perfectly suits your group’s size, skill level, and price point.
Nearby River Rafting Trips
As you’ll quickly notice inside our extensive tour book, all Costa Rica rafting excursions on the Naranjo, Savegre, or Pacuare River include complimentary transportation, snacks, a meal, and a translator (if needed). Several local outfits offer affordable river rafting trips, including Adventure Tours, Jaco VIP, An Xtreme Rider, and Jaco Rafting. And, again, a friendly, on-site concierge will help book a tour that fits your schedule, saves you money, and is only a short drive from the area’s most luxuriant Jaco hotels, such as Croc’s Resort & Casino.
While beginners have a wide variety of options near Jaco Beach, most of the nearby rivers feature class IV rapids. However, first-timers will love the mixture of swift chutes, scream-inducing drops, and moderately challenging haystacks on the Savegre River. For those with several years of experience, the demanding Pacuare River is a hidden jewel that’s packed with class V rapids (with a whole lot of surprises along the way). We also recognize that white water rafting in Costa Rica isn’t for everyone—simply ask our concierge about other potential laid-back activities.
Resorts in Costa Rica
The perfect place to start and finish each day in paradise is right here along the northern banks of Jaco Beach. After an afternoon of world-class white water rafting in Costa Rica, retreat to Croc’s Resort & Casino for an evening of fine dining, poolside relaxation, signature cocktails, and perhaps the most beautiful sunset of your lifetime. We’re also one of the only Costa Rica casinos to offer Las Vegas-style gaming, along with an array of high-class amenities, including an on-site spa. Don’t forget to read about our award-winning restaurants, tropical bucket list, and beautiful Isla Tortuga before your arrival. Please give us a call today at 1-800-809-5506 to book a heavenly stay along Costa Rica’s awe-inspiring Pacific Coast!