Introduce your family (ages 8+) to the magic of white-water rafting on one of Costa Ricas most exciting rivers: the Naranjo River. This gorgeous river is the natural southern border of Manuel Antonio National Park and offers Class III-IV rapids for an exhilarating ride.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Details about this tour

Only 30 minutes away from the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area, well run a section of the river that stretches from the town of Villanueva in the mountains to the Llamarn Bridge on the road from Quepos to Dominical. Over a 6-mile section, well raft rapids such as La Piata, El Cesar and Robin Hood. Prior to the river, youll get a private tour of a local organic spice farm! This is a half-day tour for all the senses.


Our trip starts at your hotel, where our minibus will pick you up and take you to the put-in of the Naranjo River, passing through the towns of Naranjito and Villanueva. Once there, we offer a tour inside the tour at an organic spice farm.

Here, we show our guests exotic heliconias, the importance of pejibaye for pre-colonial natives, vanilla, cinnamon, lemongrass and allspice among others. Once at the river, the guides will gear you up and after our safety talk, we will start our descent maneuvering the rapids of the mighty Naranjo River.

The section we run goes from the town of Villanueva in the mountains to the Llamarn Bridge on the road from Quepos to Dominical. On these 10 kilometersof white water we will run rapids such as La Piata, El Cesar and Robin Hood. We will break halfway through the run for a snack of fresh fruit, juice, water and cookies.

On the second half of our run, the river opens up on the Pacific flatlands, giving us the opportunity to enjoy the view and see many species of birds such as the ringed kingfisher and the white ibis. With a little bit of luck, we might be able to see one of the crocodiles that live on the river.


  • Snacks
  • Bottled water


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

CANCELLATION POLICIES: Any change or cancellation must be made before 4:00pm the day before service date. No refunds for NO SHOWS. If circumstances beyond our control (bad weather, natural disasters, road closures, etc). we reserve the right to cancel or modify reservations and to make partial refunds. "Rios Tropicales, S.A. will not be responsible for additional costs incurred by the client due to various climatic conditions, such as but not limited to: earthquakes, floods, epidemics, fires, or accidents, condition of roads, cancellations of external transportation, or any other cause attributed to unforeseeable circumstances or Force Majeure that may interrupt or delay a booked trip."

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
USD 75
Per Person