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White Water Rafting Costa Rica Arenal Class 2-3 Family-Friendly Tour

Experience the thrills and incredible scenery of the Balsa River on this White Water Rafting Costa Rica Arenal half-day trip.

USD $72.00

Per Person

Embark on a White Water Rafting Costa Rica Arenal Adventure

On this White Water Rafting Costa Rica Arenal Tour, you will find the best mild rapids, perfect for a family adventure. This half-day trip on the Rio Balsa provides plenty of action and thrills with Class II-III rapids. Children 8 or older are welcome. Come join us for a fun experience rafting and enjoying the countryside of Costa Rica!


  • Raft down the Balsa River, through the rainforest near Arenal Volcano
  • Spot wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, and toucan from your raft
  • Enjoy a typical lunch on a Costa Rica country estate

Tour Information

Duration: 6 hours, from 10:30 am to 16:30 pm
Start and end location: Arenal Area
Availability: Year-round, daily


Your river guide will pick you up at your hotel and join you on the 30-minute drive to the “put-in” spot where the fun begins! Your White Water Rafting Costa Rica Arenal tour starts with a thorough briefing and explanation of the safety equipment and procedures.

Once everyone has had time to practice and review the commands and “high-fives” you will embark on your journey down the rapids. Get wet and wild on this family-friendly rafting trip as you navigate rapids such as “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges” on your 2-hour adventure tour down the beautiful and tropical Balsa River.

Drink in the majestic foliage of the rainforest as you watch for monkeys, sloths, and toucans while you raft. Enjoy a swim, tropical fruits, and cold drinks during your break from the action.

At the end of the tour, your lunch spot is like a tour on its own. Experience Costa Rica’s peaceful country life as you enjoy a delicious, typical lunch at a traditional country estate. Here, you will come to understand the meaning of Costa Rica’s favorite saying, “Pura Vida!”

What’s Included

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Experienced river guide
  • Tropical fruit and cold drinks
  • Lunch

What to Bring

  • Bathing suit and t-shirt
  • Sun screen
  • Change of clothing
  • Secure water shoes or sports sandals
  • Small amount of cash to tip your rafting guides

Important Notes

  • The rafting covers 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) on the river, navigating Class 2 and 3 rapids.
  • The minimum age for this tour is 8 years old.
  • The tour pick-up is available from all major hotels in the Arenal Area.


Rio Balsa, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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Rio Balsa, Alajuela, Costa Rica 10.334341, -84.519539

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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