We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number:

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 99 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 82
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Do Not Be Afraid to Do THIS!!!!

Best adventure of my life. So beautiful and a once in a lifetime experience. We booked a tour and had lunch included and transportation from our hotel. Rated third most beautiful... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Shawn Z
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 87: English reviews
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Best adventure of my life. So beautiful and a once in a lifetime experience. We booked a tour and had lunch included and transportation from our hotel. Rated third most beautiful river in the world. Best part was floating through the canyon and meeting new people.

1 Thank Shawn Z
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Highly recommended! This was my very first whitewater rafting experience and it was certainly an awesome one. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, the views were unbelievable, and the water was clean. Be VERY persistent with the sunblock though as I got burned even after two reapplications. The workout was a little strenuous at times but nothing the average person wouldn't... More 

1 Thank meknehans
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a must do if you're in costa rica! The guides are really good at what they do and are very professional. The highlight of my trip!

Thank jmfleites
Palm Coast, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Osvaldo and Edourado were super fun, very competent and prepared the best luch we've had in Costa Rica to date!

1 Thank obxsurfer1999
Ottawa, ON
Level Contributor
48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was by far our best experience we had in Costa Rica. The river is beautiful. The instructors are fun and informative. Be prepared to work muscles that you perhaps forgot you had. My wife and I (+60) were sore for 4 days but it was worth it. It is unfortunate that the return van ride to our hotel took... More 

2 Thank StinkyandStinkpretty
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day trip with Explorades on our last day in Costa Rica. We needed to travel from Puerto Viejo to San Jose, and rafting rather than road trip was recommended. So glad we opted for this, just brilliant! Great organisation, pick-up, breakfast and safety briefing. Our guide Jefferson was excellent and loads of fun; made rafting the class 3 &... More 

Thank Hannah G
Pitt Meadows, BC
Level Contributor
221 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Anyone considering the Pacuare River, Level 3-4, you need to lookup Exploradores. This company puts safety ahead of profits. Please look up my TripAdvisor review on Exploradores.

Thank mjbcmjbc
Jackson, Mississippi
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What a great experience with Exploredores river rafting tours. Andreas was our most outstanding guide. I must say the Pacuare River is truly one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. I only wish we'd seen a sloth or two. I highly recommend this trip!

Thank Rigdon F
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I didn't know what to expect and was pretty nervous but it was extremely safe and enjoyable. Santiago was our guide and he was outstanding! He was extremely knowledgeable, read the currents well, and ensured that our strokes were calculated and efficient. The views were beautiful! We took a bus their and Rigo was our guide, he was very educational... More 

Thank paulmichalowski
Hebron, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

There are many rafting companies in Costa Rica. We lucked out and selected Green Frog after searching TA and Google. The Pacuare River is the best in Costa Rica, even in March, the dry season. We were disappointed with a short trip on the Tenorio River. Just not enough water...got stuck several times. We did the 2-day trip as we... More 

4 Thank GWB_NH

Travellers who viewed Pacuare River Tours also viewed

Costa Rica, Central America
San Jose, San Jose Metro
San Jose, San Jose Metro
San Pedro, Province of San Jose

Been to Pacuare River Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pacuare River Tours and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Pacuare River Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?