For non-stop, intense white-water action, the Naranjo Rivers El Chorro Section is your ride. Experienced paddlers and hard-core rafting enthusiasts will thrill to Class IV rapids in a tight, geologically fascinating canyon near the popular Manuel Antonio National Park.Between runs, you will witness untouched tropical forest yielding various species of birds such as the keel-billed toucan, aracari toucans, and several kinds of kingfishers. This unique yet challenging opportunity gives you a first-hand look at Costa Ricas bountiful nature and dominating rivers.
- Excellent value for money
- Led by a local guide
- Free snacks included
Details about this tour
Exploding from the hills, just 45 minutes northeast of the Quepos-Manuel Antonio area, we will drive to the start of one of Costa Ricas most challenging commercial rafting runs on the Naranjo River. The El Chorro section goes from the mountain town of Esquipulas to the town of Villanueva.
Our route carves deep into the rivers exposed bedrock, making this thrilling El Chorro section of the Rio Naranjo an exception to the geological youth of Costa Rica. This 3-mile labyrinth canyon delights the advanced paddler with steep and advanced runs through 9 technical narrows.
Once you are in, you are committed to bouncing and squeezing through the gorges tight rock walls, maneuvering and carving around massive boulders and bends, and sweeping down drops and through seemingly impassible chutes. Within the 3-mile stretch, we will tackle rapids such as the Hidden Dragon, El Chorro and the Three Stooges. We will stop halfway through the trip for a snack of fruit, juice, cookies and water.
- Bottled water
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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 pregnant travelers
Most travelers can participate
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."