Pacuare River, Costa Rica

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#48 of 120 in Nature in Costa Rica
Take the opportunity to see a variety of animals and pristine scenery as you navigate down the crystal clear waters of Pacuare River. Lush tropical rainforest surrounds the river, which stretches for over 129 km (80 mi) and plays home to countless exotic animals. Enjoy the combination of calm water and rapids as you raft down the river. Take advantage of the calmer parts and look out for exotic wildlife along the banks including monkeys, sloths, and toucans. Use our Turrialba online trip itinerary maker to visit Pacuare River on your trip to Turrialba, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Impossible to come to Costa rica without being able to test a rafting descent. More than 3½ hours of sensations to 6 in a boat. What happiness! We were yet novice but with l help of our guide we have our turn defy this river for our greatest pleasure. Initially we freak out a little but very quickly get its brands and we take a lot of fun. Especially do not take anything with you in the boat will be soon completely wet. Possible to have a cdrom at the end of the descent for $ 25. We paid $ 198 for 2 to the departure of puerto viejo, go and return, breakfast and lunch.
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  • We booked the two day tour with Rios Tropicales, and from pick-up at our airport hotel through an exceptional two days of beauty and adventure they impressed me with their professionallism and care. A...  more »
  • Very well organized day....from the breakfast, bus rides, to the very well qualified raft guides and kayakers. The raft guides educated us on exactly what to do while going down the river, which was v...  more »

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