Rio Reventazón: Not for the weak of heart or stomach, the Rio Reventazón features some of the most difficult rapids in Costa Rica. This powerful river extends for 145 kilometers through Costa Rica, and it reaches from the base of the volcano Irazú all the way to the Caribbean. The Rio Reventazón shares the same name with the basin it forms, and it stretches through the Central, Orosí, and Turrialba valleys of Costa Rica. As a large river, the Reventazón has both powerful, tight rapids, as well as stretches of wide, flowing water. The Reventazón is also responsible for supplying both power and drinking water to San Jose, providing a quarter of its freshwater supply, and providing power via the Reventazón Dam.
While the Reventazón is certainly surrounded by its fair share of flora and fauna, our excursions will be more about adrenaline than sightseeing. We’ve selected a section of the river that features class IV and V rapids, so you’ll have to be an experienced paddler to set your sights on a Reventazón adventure! You’re sure to gloat about this feat once you’ve made your way through the cascades!
Rio Sarapiquí: The Sarapiquí offers easy, medium, or hard whitewater sections, and wildlife that you’re sure to enjoy. The Sarapiquí flows into the San Juan River, and it’s constantly surrounded by either rainforests, charming villages, or small farms of coffee, bananas, cocoa, and sugar cane. Since the Sarapiquí features three succinct classes of whitewater, you can choose the section that best suits your experience and desires. Find class I and II rapids on the Chilamate section, class II and III rapids on the Lower Sarapiquí section, and find difficult class IV and V rapids on the Upper Sarapiquí section. Make the most of this beautiful and diverse river!