Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica

5 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


This 2.5-hour journey with your professional guide down a lush Costa Rican river offers the thrill of big waves and excitement for the whole family. Navigate 10 kilometers of white water rapids, stop along the way to rest a bit, do a little swimming, and enjoy some fresh Costa Rica fruit.  After white water rafting, enjoy a Costa Rica style lunch at a local restaurant.


  • Professional guide
  • Transportation from hotels located less than 6 km away from our main office
  • Bottled water
  • Towel
  • Lunch

What to expect

The rapids at Balsa River are the best for action adventure people who want to challenge the limits of adrenaline 2.5 hours of only rapids where our clients finish very scare or very happy , our professional guides with more than 18 years each doing rafting will make sure you are going to remember your outstanding action adventure of your vacation super fun and safe ,a lot of paddling a lot of work your biggest rafting adventure.  

INCLUDES: fruit on the river ,towel beers water and a delicious most popular Costa Rican lunch Casado and PURA VIDA time.

DEPARTS: every day at 09:00 until 14:45

WHAT TO BRING: Changing clothes, clothes to get wet, tennis shoes or water shoes.

Stop At:

• Arenal Rafting, 100 North From the Police Station in La Fortuna, San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
• Rancho Mi Tata To Go, Frente A La Escuela El Molino De, Provincia de Alajuela, Florencia, 21002, Costa Rica

Sample Menu

• Costa Rican Casado Lunch

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age 5 years old
  • Maximum weights 220 pounds
  • Near public transportation
  • Please bring changing clothes, water shoes, clothes to get wet
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

Amazing day with an awesome guide! Alex guided our group (I’m biased to say he was the best!) but there were multiple guides and each was wonderful! The trip was so fun, small rapids but not anything that made us feel in danger or uncomfortable. Gorgeous views, swam in the river, and saw a baby s...

May 2022

Best adventure ever. From the moment we got on the transportation to the end everyone was very kind and helpful. Colon was our guide. Always made us feel safe and made our experience better by his sense of humor. Really recommend this tour. One of the best!!!

May 2022

This was definitely a highlight of our trip!!! Everything was so well-organized, between the hotel pick-up all the way to the drop-off at the river. Our guide, Elvis, was funny and gave us quite the adventure, much to the delight of our 15 and 10-year-olds. He also pointed out some sloths in the ...

April 2022

Such a great activity and overall experience. You usually participate in this with other couples and/or families in your boat. However, by luck my girlfriend and I ended up just the 2 of us along with our rafting expert, Kevin. Kevin was fantastic! Proper friendly guy who taught us about rafting ...

April 2022

Elvis is a very experienced rafter and a funny guide. We enjoyed our tour a lot. Recommendable for everyone

April 2022

We went with our our two daughters who are 9 and 7 years old. We had a really enyjoyable experience, thanks to two parts of the Balsa River; the first half, which was full of white water, and the second half of the river which gave us an amazing chance to spot wildlife. In the second halfp we saw...

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