Rafting Adventures



The best half-day class 2-3 rafting closest to the Arenal Volcano!

Go whitewater rafting in Costa Rica near the Arenal Volcano with Desafío Adventure Company for the adventure of a lifetime!

Rafting is the quintessential adventure tour to do in Costa Rica! This Costa Rica whitewater rafting trip is perfect for first-timers and families looking for whitewater and wildlife on your Costa Rica vacation!

Challenge yourself on the Balsa River as you paddle through over twenty fun & safe rolling rapids with names like “Morning Coffee,” “Rock Around the Croc” and “Las Dragas” and then play around in tranquil river pools in an isolated, rainforest river canyon in Costa Rica!

Your professional, experienced bilingual guides will give you a safety talk and paddling instructions. You’ll get suited with high-quality, adventure gear such as your lifejacket, helmet, paddle and then you’re off…

The first part of the river is action-packed with a series of exhilarating whitewater rapids and then levels out for a relaxing, river float toward the end. Your eagle-eyed guide will likely spot lots of wildlife like monkeys, sloths and tropical birds such as ospreys, oropendolas and toucans along this tropical, Costa Rica rafting river.

This unique Costa Rica river trip is the best way to combine adventure and nature near the Arenal Volcano.

Tour Includes:
– Transportation from Any Arenal Hotel
– Lunch
-White Water


The Río Toro explodes with a series of over 45 continuous class 3-4 rapids – you’ll spend more than 2½ hours rafting through unexplored, tropical wilderness on a personalized, small-group tour. The exciting Río Toro is located only 1 hour from La Fortuna.

More-detailed information about our Río Toro class 3-4 whitewater rafting tour near La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano:

Bring on the adrenaline!!!

Experienced and first-time rafters love the Río Toro for full-day, class 3-4 rafting.Safety instructions The Río Toro offers over 45-continuous rapids along more than 16 kilometers of deep-canyon gorges and waterfalls where we often see sloths, monkeys and tropical birds, such as toucans and the Montezuma Oropendula. We operate small, personalized and private tours and we are the only company who runs the Río Toro!
This thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime adventure leaves at 8:30am from our office in La Fortuna. The Río Toro is the closest class 3-4 river to La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano – only 1 hour away!

Once at the river, our experienced guides will give you a thorough safety talk, get you set up with your helmet, life jacket and paddle and then you’re off – you’ll be paddling for more than 2½ hours – we’ll stop along the way for a nice, tropical fruit break and afterward we take you out for a typical Costa Rican “casado” lunch. You’ll return to La Fortuna and the Arenal Area around 3:30-4:00pm (the Río Toro is located only 1 hour from La Fortuna – it is much closer than the Sarapiqui).

Rafters should be ages 13 to 55 and in good physical condition. Although you don’t need experience, rafters should know how to swim. Secure shoes and dry clothes to change into.

Tour Includes:
– Transportation from Any Arenal Hotel
– Lunch
-White Water


 Clsss 2& 3 : Departure will be 10:30
Class 3&4: Departure will be 7:30 amWhere to meet: Go Adventure Park, Arenal Volcano. Also we pick you up at any Hotel near the region for free. Just let us take care of you.

What to wear: Any clothes and shoes that can get wet. Crocs or sandals with a backstrap are best but any sandals are acceptable except flip flops.

What to bring: We recommend bringing sunscreen, water, and a hat and waterproof camera if you have one. You can bring your own small cooler if you like.

Important: Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of the tour as we do start on time.

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