Water activity

From La Fortuna: Family-Friendly Balsa River Rafting

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Activity provider: Flow Trips Costa Rica

From La Fortuna: Family-Friendly Balsa River Rafting

Activity provider: Flow Trips Costa Rica

From US$ 78 per person

Discover one of the most beautiful rivers in Costa Rica on a rafting experience suitable for families with or without experience. Navigate the waters with the help of an expert, spot exotic wildlife, and enjoy a unique experience on the Balsa River.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
From the lobby or reception of your hotel in La Fortuna. Your guide will ask for your name and will be wearing a T-shirt with the company logo.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Challenge yourself with a rafting adventure on the Balsa River
  • Enjoy the beautiful clean waters at one of Costa Rica's most beautiful rivers
  • Fill your body with adrenaline during a safe fun experience with expert guides
Full description
Experience the excitement and adrenaline of white water rafting on the Balsa River with Class II–III rapids, suitable for novice and intermediate rafters. After meeting your guide at your hotel in La Fortuna, take a 1-hour ride to the beautiful river where the adventure begins. Your guide will carefully explain the safety procedures and equipment. Once all participants feel comfortable, the trip will begin with your safety kayaker on board. Enjoy up to 2 hours of exciting whitewater action as you float down the Balsa River, passing through scenic forests and spotting wildlife. Paddle through crashing rapids and emerge on the other side smiling and wet. After experiencing Costa Rica’s water rapids, enjoy a local lunch before returning to the starting point of your tour or choose to be dropped off in downtown La Fortuna.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Safety equipment
  • Fresh fruit
  • Guides and safety kayaker
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Class II–III rapids are suitable for novice and intermediate rafters
  • This river is a great option for families and beginners, although experienced rafters will love this adventure as well
  • You will get wet during this tour
  • This is a physical activity
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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We loved our white water rafting experience! It was our first time rafting and our guides were great. They made us feel safe and were good with instructions. My only real complaint is that we signed up for the Family-Friendly Balsa River Rafting, level 2/3, and we ended up on the Sarapiqui River on a level 3/4 trip. We did not find this out until we were standing by the river and our guides were explaining the excitement ahead.

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June 16, 2021


June 4, 2021


Product ID: 368481