Rio Tenorio Whitewater Rafting Class 3-4


Whitewater rafting on the wild class 3-4 Tenorio river.

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Tour Description

The Rio Tenorio is Guanacaste’s biggest and most thrilling whitewater rafting river with class 3 and 4 rapids! Its pure waters originate from the virgin rainforest of the Tenorio Volcano National Park along the continental divide from where it winds its way through the Guanacaste mountain range along a deep, red-rock canyon surrounded by magnificent landscapes of the low tropical dry forest.

We will enter the “Pozo Azul” section where we will start our rafting adventure that will take us over numerous rapids along 20kms (12 miles) of this famous river.

As you float down the incredible Tenorio river, keep your eye out for monkeys, exotic birds and strange colored snakes and frogs. Keep in mind, the more colorful a snake or frog might be, the more poisonous it is likely to be..

Keep one eye on the wildlife, but be sure to keep your other eye on where you are going as you will soon be rafting through sections which are dominated by class III-IV whitewater rapids.

Hold on tightly to your paddle as you plunge through the cataracts and get absolutely soaked with water!

The thrill ride will conclude with a super-exciting 12-foot drop down the “Cascabel Falls” into a natural pool.

During the smoother sections of the Tenorio river, take a look around at the lush, forested scenery and try to spot tropical birds perched high in the trees.

When you arrive at the end of your exciting whitewater rafting journey we’ll do a quick hike to the 4×4 vehicle to drive out of this isolated, unspoiled region of Costa Rica.

You’ll then be treated to a delicious lunch. Be sure to make use of the changing rooms and get into some dry clothes before climbing aboard the transport.  Soon you’ll be on your way back to your hotel in time for the glorious, Pacific sunset!

What to wear/bring: clothes to get wet in, towels, waterproof camera, sunscreen, water shoes or running shoes (not flip-flops), change of clothes for after the tour

What is Included?

  • Whitewater rafting on a fun class 2-3 river
  • Rapids and drops
  • Costa Rican lunch buffet
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation w/AC for an additional fee

What is Excluded?

  • Gratuity
  • Towels

Know Before You Go

  • Minimum age: 8
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants
  • For our own safety we can not accept your booking if your are pregnant or suffer from a serious heart condition

Reviews (05)

Mike Snow
25 Mar 2019
Our January 12 to the 22 stay was our second trip to Villa la Sata. We didn’t think it could get any better but this was a very special time in this extremely special place. For all our experiences here in Guanacaste this Estate cannot be matched. The village of Flamingo provides varied opportunities for dining and entertainment. Whether at Angelina’s, Coco Loco or La Forketta the food was amazing. The in home chef Jean Luc was the BEST! The beauty of the white sand beach of Flamingo is unparalleled. The staff at Villa la Sata was extremely accommodating. There was no better way to escape the cold of Montana. We will return yet again, Michael Snow
Josh Wright
02 Apr 2018
It would be tougher to spend a week in Costa Rica in a nicer home than Villa La Sata. Not only is it centrally located to the “hopping” area of the Pacific Coast side of Costa Rica, it is positioned on the property and Bay perfectly. A view of over 180 degrees of the ocean is breathtaking. The home is beautiful, updated and unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime vacation home. This will go down as the nicest home we have ever spent time in, on vacation.
T. Meehan
21 Mar 2018
We stayed at Villa La Sata, in Costa Rica for a few days in February. It is a very special place which is beautifully appointed with detail after detail. I can’t imagine a better location in the world to soak up the sun on its terraces, perched on a cliff overlooking a mile or so of wonderful beach. We had magnificent sunsets every night that were among the best I have ever seen. My wife was in heaven as she cannot miss a sunset.
Holden Ogg
23 Mar 2018
Staying at Villa La Sata was an amazing experience! The views were immaculate and the villa was very impressive… I loved waking up to the sound and site of the beach each morning. The fact that you can see the water as the front gate opens and from every room is why I would consider this the Gem of Flamingo. I’ve never experienced anything like the sunsets here as well. As a videographer and photographer it was more than just a paradise it was Heaven.

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