Live the adrenaline to the maximum, book your tour of the rapids river rafting in Arenal hostel resort

  • No Pre Payment
  • No Cancellation fees
  • No Booking Charge
  • Pay direct to the operator

Costa Rica has both a weather pattern and environmental landscape that encourage river rafting. During the wet season, rains swell the rivers, allowing the water to flow fully and steadily throughout the rest of the year. Such rivers make their way to both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, carving through rainforests, canyons and meadows on their journey towards the sea.

Near Arenal, the three main rivers are the Toro, the Balsa, and the Peñas Blancas. Each river caters to a different style of rafting – some trips are leisurely “safari floats”, where tour takers enjoy a slow pace that allows for excellent animal watching, while others plunge through Class III and IV rapids. Like most activities in Costa Rica, there is something for everyone, regardless of age or experience. Guides accompany every trip and ensure that tour takers are equipped with the proper equipment and rafting knowledge. Most tours include transportation and lunch. The three options are discussed below.

The Peñas Blancas River runs through the Tilarán Mountain Range in north-central Costa Rica before converging with the San Carlos River just east of the Arenal Volcano. This river is slow moving and pleasant. Rafting trips down the Peñas Blancas allow tour takers to enjoy the sights and sounds of both the river and the passing landscape. Be on the lookout for monkeys, iguanas, caimans, crocodiles, sloths, and a wide range of bird species. The float is peaceful and ideal for people of all ages.

The Balsa River has class II and III rapids. This category has calm, cool stretches as well as some more exciting passages. There is, however, nothing too intense, and a trip down the Balsa River is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. The rafting adventure typically takes about 2 hours and passes through scenic forest landscapes.

The Toro River begins near the Poás Volcano in the central highlands of Costa Rica. From here, the river runs to the northeast and eventually empties into the Caribbean Sea. On its way it passes through dense forests, impressive canyons, and rolling hillsides.

A trip down the Toro – which means “Bull River” in English – is an exciting, fast-paced affair. There are technical rapids and large, sweeping waves. All told, this trip runs through both class III and IV rapids and will challenge even the most experienced of rafters.

What to take

Your definitely going to get wet, so anything that will not get damaged and clothing that is the most confortable! Also closed shoes are recommended!

Bird Watching Tours From: $110.00 p/p

Like bird watching, enjoy the unique species that you will find near the Arenal volcano or near la fortuna de san carlos No Pre Payment No Cancellation fees No Booking Charge Pay direct to the operator During the wet season – which typically lasts from July to...

Arenal Volcano ATV From: $99.00 p/p

Our adventure begins when we pick up each of our clients at their hotel in our comfortable passenger van. Then we travel to our private farm located next to the volcano and National Park No Pre Payment No Cancellation fees No Booking Charge Pay direct to the operator...

Rafting Tours From: $65.00 p/p

Live the adrenaline to the maximum, book your tour of the rapids river rafting in Arenal hostel resort No Pre Payment No Cancellation fees No Booking Charge Pay direct to the operator Costa Rica has both a weather pattern and environmental landscape that encourage...

Biking Tours From: $60.00 p/p

A walk along the excellent routes to discover our townLa fortuna san carlos with view of Arenal Volcano No Pre Payment No Cancellation fees No Booking Charge Pay direct to the operator This ride takes us on an old road connecting the Arenal Dam with the main entrance...

Arenal Volcano Hike From: $55.00 p/p

Share moments, share life learn about the Hiking Tours near Arenal Volcano, Reserve now at Arenal hostel resort No Pre Payment No Cancellation fees No Booking Charge Pay direct to the operator In Spanish Volcán Arenal, is an active andesitic stratovolcano in...

Canopy Tours From: $45.00 p/p

The best canopy near the Arenal Volcano, Reserve now at Arenal hostel resort No Pre Payment No Cancellation fees No Booking Charge Pay direct to the operator This exciting experience starts with a short walk to the first platform where our your guides will check...