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Balsa River Rafting


Just an hour from La Fortuna! Paddle through wave after wave on the Balsa River with more than 20 safe and fun class II and III rapids, while taking in the natural beauty of the surrounding rainforest.


This unique river trip is the best way to combine adventure, nature and a bit of culture. You will hit class II and III rapids on the Balsa River, play in river pools, observe wildlife and end your adventure by learning about Costa Rican traditions and enjoying a typical Tico meal to replenish body and soul after a day outdoors.


Challenge yourself as you paddle through fun and safe rapids with names like “Morning Coffee” and “Rock around the Croc” and then play in calm river pools in a secluded rainforest river canyon.

Enjoyment in a safe environment

You will enjoy splashing in each wave of this enchanting river, which offers maximum enjoyment in a safe environment. Approximately halfway through the tour, we will stop on the banks of the river and taste a rich buffet of tropical fruits prepared by your experienced adventure guides, before returning to face the rest of the rapids that await us.


With a bit of luck, we will see monkeys, sloths and tropical birds such as ospreys, orioles and toucans. This unique river trip is the best way to combine adventure, nature and a bit of culture.

Finally, after an amazing day of whitewater rafting fun, we will return to La Fortuna for a delicious, traditional lunch cooked on a wood stove, followed by an interactive Trapiche Tour, where you will discover some Costa Rican culture and traditions including the processing of sugar cane and the flavor of natural juices and fruits.


Reasons to visit Costa Rica come and enjoy our “Pura Vida”.

Costa Rica is an ideal tourist destination for those looking for a unique experience. It offers a variety of landscapes, from tropical beaches to snow-capped mountains.

The people of Costa Rica are known for their hospitality and friendliness. This makes visitors feel at home.

Costa Rica is an ecological destination, with a great variety of flora and fauna. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about nature and conservation.

Costa Rica offers many activities for all tastes, from hiking to rafting. There are many opportunities to explore and enjoy.

Costa Rica is a safe destination, with a well-developed tourism infrastructure. This means that travelers can enjoy a carefree vacation.

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