Water activity

Desafio Adventure Connection Rafting Río Tenorio Guanacaste

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

Desafio Adventure Connection Rafting Río Tenorio Guanacaste

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

From US$ 125 per person

Take on one of Costa Rica's best rafting experiences. Paddle down the class III-IV rapids of the Tenorio River, and enjoy the lush scenery of Guanacaste on this adventurous full-day rafting adventure.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 9 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up service is provided to hotels in the Arenal Volcano area.


  • Raft down the incredible Tenorio River all the way to the beach!
  • Experience over 20 exciting class 3-4 rapids
  • Finish with a heart-pounding 12-ft waterfall called "Cascabel Falls!"
  • Enjoy gorgeous scenery
  • Catch sightings of local wildlife
Full description
Bring on the adrenaline. Go for a full day's rafting on the Río Tenorio. Leave from La Fortuna or from Monteverde. Take a scenic drive along the beautiful, but windy road of Lake Arenal and get great views of the Arenal Volcano on the way. Arrive over the isolated rustic Guanacaste backroads and then take a rugged, 4x4 ride to the the river put-in. You’ll receive a thorough safety briefing and be fitted for your helmet, life-jacket and paddles. Then begin a beautiful 2.5-hour rafting trip along the arid and impressive canyon of the Tenorio River in Costa Rica’s picturesque Guanacaste province. Get more than 20 exciting rapids, enjoy a fresh fruit snack, hike to a local waterfall, and see plenty of wildlife along the way such as iguanas, tropical birds and monkeys. This unique rafting tour finishes with a thrilling, 12-foot waterfall drop. Have a delicious lunch after the trip, then head on your way to your hotel in the Guanacaste beach area for a glorious Pacific sunset.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off service
  • Rafting tour on the Río Tenorio
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Buy a photo CD from your guide for lasting memories!
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Jumping

Know before you go

  • Our river trips run rain or shine. If river conditions are unsuitable for the Río Tenorio, our head guide might make the call to change to a back-up river of a similar level and/or offer another tour – you're always guaranteed a fun, but safe day. You will receive a full refund if no tour is run.
  • Rafters should be in good physical condition and between the ages of 13 and 55.
  • Although you don't need experience, rafters should know how to swim.
  • Wear secure shoes and bring dry clothes to change into.

Product ID: 17265