Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Class 3/4 from La Fortuna

4 Reviews
Tours Day trips Culinary & nightlife Reseller exclusions Things to do at Night Outdoor sports

Careen down a tropical river canyon with class 3/4 rapids under the dramatic spell of an active volcano. Your heart might still be thumping whenever you leave Costa Rica! A scenic drive through the rain forest complements this unforgettable adventure.


  • Surf an adrenaline rush, rafting class 3/4 rapids down a canyon on the Toro River
  • Fill your senses with the beauty of the rain forest set against the majestic volcanic backdrop of Mt. Arenal


If you want more than just scenic views of Mt. Arenal, how about a 13-kilometer river ride through a canyon with class 3/4 rapids and heart-pumping excitement? And the volcano in the background, of course. This run along the Toro (bull) River, fed by waters from the Poas volcanic region, offers some of Costa Rica’s most thrilling rafting - big waves, technical rapids and continuous whitewater. The dramatic rain forest and canyon setting only heightens the experience. Your full-day adventure, usually about 7 hours, begins with a scenic drive from La Fortuna through the eastern part of central Costa Rica, past pineapple, papaya and yucca fields. Once we reach our destination, our experienced guides will review the rules and safety guidelines for the river, and your job as paddlers. Then we take the plunge and head downriver. With half the thrills behind you and another half to go, we will “re-fuel” on the riverbank with some delicious tropical fruit while soaking in the tropical surroundings. River time varies between 2.5 and 3 hours, depending on changing daily water flow. At the end of our journey, a cold drink and dry towel await you before a short ride to a spot where you can change into dry clothes and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch.


Transportation to and from most La Fortuna hotels Bilingual certified guides Fruit and snacks on the river Ice cold drinks Towel Lunch Photo service available on most trips

Important Information

  • Participants must be at least 12 years old Good physical condition is recommended for participation in this activity Recommend clothing: quick-drying shorts and a T-shirt, a bathing suit - and secure shoes (no flip-flops or bare feet!) No refunds will be offered for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the tour starts Wave Expeditions reserves the right to cancel or modify the river route due to weather conditions

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


My Guide Book Now! Costa Rica Whitewater Rafting Class 3/4 from La Fortuna

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Costa Rica.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Costa Rica

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Costa Rica with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Costa Rica is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Costa Rica

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Costa Rica