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Pacuare White Water Rafting Tour – Class III – IV

By: H2O Adventures

The Pacuare River is known to be one of the top five rivers in the world due to its unsurpassed scenery and thrilling rapids. The Pacuare River runs through the Talamanca mountain range and is well known for the diversity of wildlife and is also home to the indigenous Cabecar Indians. The trip begins with a pickup from your hotel in San Jose with transport to our trip start with a delicious typical breakfast. Afterwards we will journey down to 3 put in where we will give you a safety briefing and get orientated with our rafting gear for our upcoming adventure. The trip down the Pacuare River will be one of your most unforgettable experiences in Costa Rica. The pounding rapids, gorgeous waterfalls, and untouched beauty of the primary rainforests will delight your senses. After our exciting and adrenaline filled day on the river, we will offer another delicious meal at our headquarters where you can shower and get comfortable for the ride back to San Jose via Braulio Carrilo National Park.

  • Price: $99
  • Duration: 3-1/2 to 5 hours depending on water level
  • Distance: 24km/14 miles
  • Included: Professional bilingual guides, rafting equipment, breakfast, hot lunch, our Operations Center with comfortable open dining area and spacious changing rooms and showers
  • What to Bring: Swimsuit and / or shorts of a quick drying material; towel; sun screen (spf-15 or higher) complete change of clothes. Rubber soled shoes that stay on and can get wet. Strap on sandals, tennis shoes or similar. Flip flops are not an option.

Savegre River Jungle Tubing Tour – Class I-II

By: H2O Adventures

The Savegre River Tubing Tour is an authentic adventure for families, students and groups of people seeking to enjoy fantastic landscapes. It takes 40 minutes through the oil palm plantations, teak reforestation projects and incredible landscapes to the river put-in. You start where the river tames down and only trains of waves will refresh our float trip downriver.

After a safety briefing you start class II rapids like “Initiation” “Golden Seal” and “Otter trail”. To then enjoy the pacific waters of one of the cleanest rivers in Central America. The Jungle tubing adventure is perfect for all those age 5 and over. The gently flowing waters, beautiful scenery of the Savegre River are combine for a relaxing, fun and fascinating experience. You will have a safety kayaker that leads the trip and he will be in charge of safety.

You will enjoy a snack of drinks, fresh fruits and cookies at the end of our trip. The drive back to Manuel Antonio is 30 minutes.

  • Price: $49
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Distance: 6km/4 miles
  • Price includes: Transfers from Manuel Antonio/Quepos to and from Savegre River; river snack, all the specialized gear needed for the activity (helmets, life jackets); professional & bilingual white water rafting safety kayaker.
  • What to bring: Swimsuit and/or shorts of a quick drying material; towel; sun screen (spf-15 or higher); bug repellent, complete change of clothes. Rubber soled shoes that stay on and can get wet (Strap on sandals, tennis shoes or similar). Flip flops are not recommended.

Upper Naranjo River El Chorro Whitewater Rafting – Class IV

By: H2O Adventures

Exploding from the hills, just 40 minutes northeast from the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area, breathes the start Costa Rica’s best commercial run. Chorro section starts in the mountain village of Esquipulas. This route carves deep into the river’s exposed bedrock, making this thrilling section of the Naranjo River an exception to the geological youth of Costa Rica. The 3km canyon delights the adventure seeker with fun drops and steep runs through 12 technical narrows. Be ready to bounce and squeeze through the gorge’s tight rock walls, maneuver and carve around massive boulders and bends, and sweep down drops through challenging unforgettable chutes. Within the 2 mile stretch you will tackle rapids such as, “Tail of the Dragon”, “Chorro” and “Asteric & Obelisc”.

Between runs you have the opportunity to witness untouched tropical forest yielding various species of birds such as the Chestnut Mandible Toucan, Aracaris, and several kinds of Kingfishers. This unique yet challenging opportunity with H2O offers a first hand look at Costa Rica’s bountiful nature and dominating rivers. Enjoy the rush!

Please note: This is a seasonal tour only offered in January-April depending on water level.

  • Price: $80
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Distance: 3km/2 miles
  • Price includes: Transfers from and to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area; snack (fruit, juices, water, cookies); all the specialized gear needed for the activity (helmets, PFD’s, paddles); professional, bilingual & friendly guides.
  • What to bring: Swimsuit and/or shorts of a quick drying material; towel; sun screen (spf-15 or higher) complete change of clothes. Rubber soled shoes that stay on and can get wet. Strap on sandals, tennis shoes or similar. Flip flops are not an option.

Manuel Antonio Ocean Kayaking and Snorkeling

By: H2O Adventures

Enjoy a paddling tour of the Manuel Antonio coastline. Start in the south side of Quepos Port and begin paddling towards Playa Biesanz. From a vantage point only possible in kayaks, you will experience Manuel Antonio’s breathtaking cliffs and beautiful rock formations as we follow the coastline.

Midway, you will stop for fresh fruits and snacks at a secluded beach where you can relax in the white sandy beach; there is time to go snorkeling in all reefs around Biesanz´s beach. Paddle near rock formations where you can see many shore birds nesting or gliding on the thermals created by the offshore winds that hit this rocky outcrop. To conclude your tour you will paddle back to Quepos and back to your hotel after a short drive.

Summer sunset trips are strongly recommended.

  • Price: $65
  • Duration: 3 – 3 1/2 hours
  • Distance: 8km/5 miles
  • Price includes: Transportation from and to your hotel in the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area; specialized gear for the activity (sea kayaks, paddles, PFD’s); fruits and snacks in the tour; snorkeling, professional & bilingual guide.
  • What to bring: Water, shoes or sandals that can get wet, bathing suit, sun block, binoculars and hat, bug repellent. Change of clothes.

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