Rafting Tour: The Pacuare River Currents
Are you an adventure lover and want to try something new? Discover the currents of the Pacuare River and go on a rafting tour.
The Pacuare, belonging to the Atlantic side, is 133 km long and rises in the Cuericí hills in the Talamanca mountain range. The river descends through the plains of the Central Caribbean, Limón, and flows into the Caribbean Sea, near the Matina River.
It has some affluents such as the Siquirres, Surú, Peje and Piedras Blancas rivers, among others.
On top of that, it is surrounded by abundant nature and has several currents ideal for rafting.
This river is a real tourist attraction in Costa Rica.
In rafting there is an international classification that determines the level of difficulty of the rivers for navigation.
- Class I: very easy level, almost flat water with small waves.
- Class II: easy level, slightly turbulent waters with holes, holes and eddies without any danger to boaters or swimmers.
- Class III: intermediate level, turbulent waters with medium waves and hollows; eddies of care for swimmers and boaters.
- Class IV: difficult level, very turbulent but predictable white water. There may be waterfalls, waves and gaps of up to two meters.
- Class V: expert level, very turbulent and unpredictable white water. There can be waves and gaps of more than two meters and dangerous waterfalls.
- Class VI: extremely difficult level or unnavigable.
The Pacuare River is a class III or IV river, so it offers a wonderful rafting tour full of emotions.
Best time of year to visit
Keep in mind that the time of year is an important factor when visiting the Pacuare River. This is because the rapids can vary from intermediate to difficult. If you prefer a more intense experience, during the higher rainy season months (September to October) the river levels can be higher than normal.
If this is your first time on a tour of this type, don’t worry about not having previous experience: you don’t need to be a professional.
The Pacuare River guides have been leading the trips for years and are experts on the subject. In addition, before boarding the boat, you will receive safety and boat handling instructions.
Remember that you will also have safety equipment at your disposal, such as helmet and life jacket.
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