Rafting Tour

 “Water is the driving force of nature” Leonardo Da Vinci

River rafting is a great choice for a one day tour from San jose, Costa Rica. A wonderful way to experience the amazing force and energy of water.


In The Garden Guesthouse, we have worked with different companies and are very picky on which ones we recommend to our customers. Pickup and drop-off from the Garden Guesthouse is included in the fee.

The following are the rivers that can be reached from San Jose:

Arenal Class 3

Sarapiqui Class 3

 Pacuare Class 4

Reventazon Class 2-3

The rivers are ranked from 1 to 6, 1 being very basic to 6 meaning you are a dead man walking (floating…actually 🙁 ).  It is important to trust the tour operator because safety, experience and equipment should not be taken lightly. That said, there is no need to panic. The ride is challenging and demands teamwork, but it is a great way to experience nature. The scenery is amazing.

If you look long enough, it seems that the raft is smiling 🙂

Pro Tip: Some of the tour companies pickup and drop off both to San Jose and to the Limon area, so it is actually a good way to get to Puerto Viejo or Cahuita. Pickup from The Garden, Rafting, Drop off in Puerto Viejo. What a great way to travel! just be sure to ask first ;).