Project Description

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.

Trip Meeting Time: 10 AM

Trip Length: Two Days.

Minimum Age: 12 years old.

Trip Packet: Click here to view the Two Day Pacuare trip packet.

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 131 reviews.
Megan Lane
Megan Lane
2021-12-23
Matteo was the best!!! Muy guapo!!
Thomas
Thomas
2021-12-22
Während der Planung unserer mehrwöchigen Costa Rica Reise sind wir auf das Pacuare Outdoor Center gestoßen und haben dort einen 2-Tages Raftingtour inkl. Übernachtung in der zugehörigen Lodge gebucht. Zugegeben, der auf den ersten Blick etwas hohe Preis hat mich anfangs nachdenklich gemacht, aber was die Jungs (und Damen) vom Outdoor Center im Laufe dieser 2 Tage geboten haben, war absolut spitze. Das Rafting am (doch ziemlich anspruchsvollen) Pacuare River an sich ist schon ein tolles Erlebnis. Mit einem sehr symphatischen Guide an Bord und einem separaten Safety-Begleiter haben wir uns, obwohl wir Neulinge in diesem Bereich sind, immer absolut sicher gefühlt. Zweimal gabs Mittagessen am Fluss, zubereitet von den beiden Guides, absolut top. Die Lodge liegt direkt im Regenwald, in den großen und sehr sauberen Zimmern (bzw. Häuschen) gibts kein Licht, also nur romantischen Kerzenschein, dafür aber Toilette und Dusche. Es ist ein absoltues Erlebnis einmal mitten im Urwald schlafen zu gehen, ohne Lichter ringsum, nur die Natur. Toll, Toll, Toll. Abends gabs ein gemeinsames Abendessen das die Guides zubereitet haben (und die können wirklich kochen 😁). Bier und Wein gabs kostenlos mit dazu. Zudem gabs noch einenen Zipline Parcours und einen Tarzan Swing (kostenlos) mit dazu. Ich kann mich nur bei dem Team bedanken, dass sie uns dieses unvergessliche Erlebnis ermöglicht haben. Einfach ausprobieren wenn ihr die Möglichkeit dazu habt. Es lohnt sich wirklich, weil es in Erinnerung bleibt!
Kenneth Mora
Kenneth Mora
2021-12-17
Muy lindo
Word Life Yoga
Word Life Yoga
2021-12-15
Wow! What a place! The people, all the guides, the food, adventures, SAFETY, everything was amazing. The staff knows the river extremely well and are always keeping you safe and feeling safe. Proper training before rafting, canopying, hiking, Tarzan swing.. Best trip ever- I highly recommend! Bungalows where you sleep are so cool! Thank you to the entire staff - I feel like family after leaving there! Thank you!
Emma Lane
Emma Lane
2021-12-14
I had the greatest time with POC! This was an unforgettable trip! Matteo was my guide and he made the experience amazing. I would recommend this trip to anyone. Thank you!!
Jackson Jaeger
Jackson Jaeger
2021-12-14
Wow. It’s hard to put into words how fantastic our stay here was. Every last bit of the experience was top notch, but what will really stick in our memories was our rafting experience. Our guide Mateo was charming, kind and made us feel safe. What a trip!
Elizabeth Bello
Elizabeth Bello
2021-11-30
Amazing weekend at Pacuare Outdoor Center. Great food, amazing scenery and memorable rafting trip along the Pacuare. A trip definitely worth repeating. Un fin de semana espectacular en el Pacuare Outdoor Center. Un viaje inolvidable por el rio Pacuare. Muy buena comida y paisajes espectaculares. Un viajes definitivamente para repetir.
Sebastian Quiros
Sebastian Quiros
2021-11-30
Todo estuvo muy bien y el tour estuvo increíble
Nelly Matheus
Nelly Matheus
2021-11-30
Por el fabuloso contacto con la naturaleza; la esmerada atencion de los anfitriones y el estupendo grupo de personas que participaron en dicha excursion