If you come to Costa Rica and you are up for a little adventure then pleae make the trip to the Pacuare River. This is something we try to convince all of our tours from student travel trips to family vacations to take part in one of the best adventures on the planet. National Geographic has this rated as one of the top 5 rivers on the planet for rafting.
Pacuare River Costa Rica
The name Pacuare comes from the nearby Cabecar Indians who live in the reserve that runs along the river which is virging rainforest from start to finish. "Pacua" means the bird Macaw and "re" means river in the Cabecar language.
The river is also filled with canyons and waterfalls from start to finish. It is a 3 hour run which will take you the best 18 miles ever traveled in your life. In our opinion this is the best tour of the trip because the river is such a scenic and peaceful place to be. Peaceful until you make it to the class IV's which will get the adrenaline pumping. So if you get the chance to travel on a student trip to Costa Rica or a family vacation and you are up for some adventure be sure to include the Pacuare River in Costa Rica.
Family Adventure Planning Speciailist
Costa Rican Resource