Our professional staff will provide you with a personal experience while running some of Costa Rica’s most amazing rainforest rivers, like Balsa River or Sarapiqui. Spend a day on the river with Arenal Rafting and you’ll be sure to have tons of fun and make lasting memories with new friends & family.
The activity begins by picking you up at your hotel or at our company office, located 100m North of The Police Station of Fortuna. Then we drive in a modern and comfortable bus with AC for 45 minutes to reach the Rio La Balsa.
Upon reaching the balsa river we dress you up with the gear (lifejacket, helmet and paddle) we also offer a full safety talk to make sure you enjoy a safe experience. Our guides are bilingual, certified and with a minimum of 10 years of experience.
After the talk we do a little practice, and start the descent of the rapids with 2 hours to down a section of 10 kilometers with an average of 25 rapids, full of fun waves and big splash. On the way, we stop to enjoy some seasonal fruit like pineapples, watermelons or mangos, and resting at a nice spot on the rive side.
During the tour you can see diversity of wildlife, as well as wonderful scenes of dense vegetation and landscapes also the water temperature is perfect for swimming.
At the end of the tour we wait for you with the bus, water and towels, and then return to La Fortuna, where we offer a delicious traditional lunch and coffee, also you will be able to observe the funny photographs of yourself on the rapids.
After lunch we take you back to your hotel in La Fortuna.
Lunch & Coffee