Best Pacuare River Hotels & Rafting Lodges
Getaway from the crowds on the untamed Pacuare River in a natural paradise.

The Pacuare River is one of the best places in the world for whitewater rafting and whitewater kayaking. Running through pristine rainforest and flowing into the Caribbean, it’s a favorite not only for the adventures but also for the opportunity to see so much untouched wilderness. There are a myriad of tropical creatures that call the area home, and the number of bird species is unbelievable.

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Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica

Pacuare Lodge

A member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, Pacuare Lodge is one of the top eco lodge adventures in Costa Rica. This is more than just a lodge or a rafting trip, this is an experience. Just getting there is an adventure – many guests visit as part of a multiple day rafting trip on […]

Rios Tropicales Lodge

Rios Tropicales Lodge

Rios Tropicales Lodge is your Costa Rica adventure vacation hot spot. The lodge is located deep in the rainforest, with native wood furnishings, open air pavilions, thatched roofs, and comfortable hammocks. Rios Tropicales Lodge was the first eco-lodge built on the Pacuare River and is currently the the only one powered with hydro-energy. Even getting to […]

The Pacuare is perfect for all levels of whitewater adventurer, containing Class II to Class V rapids, as well as multiple waterfalls. Spend a day adventuring down the river, or choose an overnight rafting trip and stay overnight at the Pacuare Lodge or Rios Tropicales Lodge, two rustic lodges that combine authentic and untouched rainforest settings with comfort. Rios Tropicales Lodge was the first eco-lodge built on the Pacuare River. It is powered entirely by hydro-energy. One a 2000 acre private reserve, visitors will find streams, waterfalls, and 40 miles of hiking trails! Pacuare Lodge is all about rustic luxury. For animal and bird lovers, the four lookout areas on the second floor of the lodge are perfect for getting photos of river and rainforest wildlife. The bungalows were designed to blend in with the surrounding environment. Local chefs create culinary delights for guests, with homegrown tropical spices and herbs, all eaten by candlelight.

Pacuare River Adventures

When you venture down the Pacuare River, you have the chance to enjoy an adventure unlike any other, surrounded by primordial rainforest reserves, natural pools, and waterfalls! If rafting isn’t your style, rappel off waterfalls and down canyons, soar over the forest on a zip-line, or venture in on horseback or your own two feet! Fishing and bird-watching are favorite activities in the area, and there are also opportunities to visit local indigenous communities.

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