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Balsa River Rafting

Balsa River Rafting
$75.00 USD
The Balsa River is only a 50-minute drive from La Fortuna, on this river there are class II and III rapids.

The Balsa River is a white water river which has class II and III rapids. Along your rafting adventure you will see lots of exotic animals, like monkeys, toucans and some exotic birds. 

The day begins with a pick up and transport from your Arenal area hotel. It's a short, 30-minute drive to the river, where you will meet your guides and be given equipment. The professional guides will go over safety rules and provide instruction on how to use the rafting equipment. Once all participants feel comfortable and are ready, the trip will begin.

You'll enjoy over 2 hours of exciting whitewater action. As you float down the Balsa River, you'll pass through scenic forests and have the opportunity to spot wildlife. You will paddle through crashing rapids and emerge on the other side smiling and wet. The journey ends at the San Carlos Bridge, where you can swim and enjoy beer, soda, fruit and other snacks. After relaxing here, you'll be driven back to your hotel.

Please keep in mind: this tour is not possible for pregnant women, people who have had recent surgeries, people who have suffered recent injuries and people with heart problems.


Pick-up and drop-off at several hotels in Arenal.

What to Bring

Closed toed water shoes, quick drying clothing, sunscreen and a change of clothes.

What's Included

Bilingual certified guides, towels, lunch, fresh fruit snacks and drinks.

Tour Time

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Balsa River Rafting FROM:
$75.00 USD
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Booking options and times for Balsa River Rafting

Name Start Time
Balsa River - Half day tour 8:30AM/7 hours
10:30AM/7 hours