Class 2-3 rafting on the Balsa River is perfect for all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who are looking for an easy-going adventure!

After getting picked up from your hotel, we’ll drive through the beautiful Costa Rican back roads to our private put-in at the Balsa River, equipped with bathrooms and change rooms. Your professional guide will start the day off by providing paddling and safety instructions and then suiting you up with safety gear to prepare for your adventure!

Challenge yourself as you paddle down 10 kilometers of exciting rapids with names like “Congo Loco” and “Rock around the Croc”. As you descend down the river, you’ll have a chance to admire the lush greenery, vines, and different types of insects, birds and animals, like monkeys and sloths. About half way down the river you’ll have a chance to see the river rapids from the shore, while enjoying fresh tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of your group! When your rafting adventure is finished, enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch at a lovely restaurant. After your day full of nature, adventure and delicious food, we’ll drive you to your hotel in Arenal.


  • Meals: Lunch
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What to Bring:

  • Clothes to get wet in
  • sturdy water shoes
  • change of clothes for after the tour
  • a big sense of adventure.

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