Water activity

Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Class 3/4 from La Fortuna

4.7 / 5

3 reviews

Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Class 3/4 from La Fortuna

Activity provider: Wave Expeditions

From US$ 99 per person

Careen down a tropical river canyon with class 3/4 rapids under the dramatic spell of an active volcano. Your heart might still be thumping whenever you leave Costa Rica! A scenic drive through the rain forest complements this unforgettable adventure.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Surf an adrenaline rush, rafting class 3/4 rapids down a canyon on the Toro River
  • Fill your senses with the beauty of the rain forest set against the majestic volcanic backdrop of Mt. Arenal
Full description
If you want more than just scenic views of Mt. Arenal, how about a 13-kilometer river ride through a canyon with class 3/4 rapids and heart-pumping excitement? And the volcano in the background, of course. This run along the Toro (bull) River, fed by waters from the Poas volcanic region, offers some of Costa Rica’s most thrilling rafting - big waves, technical rapids and continuous whitewater. The dramatic rain forest and canyon setting only heightens the experience. Your full-day adventure, usually about 7 hours, begins with a scenic drive from La Fortuna through the eastern part of central Costa Rica, past pineapple, papaya and yucca fields. Once we reach our destination, our experienced guides will review the rules and safety guidelines for the river, and your job as paddlers. Then we take the plunge and head downriver. With half the thrills behind you and another half to go, we will “re-fuel” on the riverbank with some delicious tropical fruit while soaking in the tropical surroundings. River time varies between 2.5 and 3 hours, depending on changing daily water flow. At the end of our journey, a cold drink and dry towel await you before a short ride to a spot where you can change into dry clothes and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch.
  • Transportation to and from most La Fortuna hotels
  • Bilingual certified guides
  • Fruit and snacks on the river
  • Ice cold drinks
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Photo service available on most trips
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

We are located directly bhind the Catholic church in the middle of La Fortuna. Look for the 2 story red conrner building with the WAVE Expeditions signage.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  • Participants must be at least 12 years old
  • Good physical condition is recommended for participation in this activity
  • Recommend clothing: quick-drying shorts and a T-shirt, a bathing suit - and secure shoes (no flip-flops or bare feet!)
  • No refunds will be offered for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the tour starts
  • Wave Expeditions reserves the right to cancel or modify the river route due to weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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A little short tour

Overall, I put a score of 7 out of 10

November 19, 2015

An incredible experience!!

I had never done rafting and it was a very exciting sporting adrenaline experience, in addition to the spectacular scenery of the Costa Rican jungle seen from the river it was an extraordinary plus.

May 31, 2017

Good staff great day but a bit short for the price.

May 17, 2018

Product ID: 20900