Off the Beaten Path

Off The Beaten Track 3

Come and enjoy the best of Costa Rica but yet the less explored. Reaching a jungle lodge water rafting the Pacuare River sounds exciting, but once you get there you will be amazed by the first-class experience, from incredible hikes to cultural immersion. And the best for last, the South Caribbean Coast, a colorful destination with lush nature and the most unique small beaches there to explore.

General information


8 days / 7 nights


San José. Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo

Price per person based on double ocupancy:

Price Range With Transfer With Rental Car
Deluxe US$2,830.00 US$2,830.00
Luxury US$3,882.00 US$3,882.00


Important notes:

  • Transportation will be private for all categories.
  • Rental car with Full Coverage from day 4 until departure.
  • Minimum age for the Pacuare portion 14 y/o.
  • Tour will be shared for all categories.
  • Deluxe uses 3 to 4 stars Hotels and lodges, and Luxury is the best option at each location.
  • For this package must arrive and depart from San Jose Airport; departure must be later than noon.


After your arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport, our staff members will be waiting for you, and escort you to the hotel.

Day 2 San José – Pacuare River
An early morning pick up by your river guide to take you to the Pacuare River Put-in, you will traveling by raft for about 1 ½ hour to get to the lodge, set in the middle of the rainforest.

Day 3 Pacuare River
Today one of the guides will take you for a 5 hours hike to the Cabecar Indigenous reserve. This community live right in the middle of the forest and the only way out is by hours of hiking in the forest.

Day 4 Pacuare River – Puerto Viejo
Today is the most excited part of the river rafting (rapids up to class 4+). Raft for approximately 4 hours from the lodge to the take-out near the town of Siquirres. Departure to South Caribbean coast, late check in at your hotel.
For the rental car option, you will meet an agent from the rental car at River take-out and will get your SUV to depart to South Caribbean on your own.

Day 5, 6 & 7 Puerto Viejo
3 full days to relax, enjoy the many beaches in the area, we recommended you renting a bike and exploring on your own the beaches and nature of the area.

Depart for the 4 hours drive back to San Jose airport, upon arrival check in for your afternoon flight back home.
For the rental car option, you will return the car at the airport before check in for your flight back home.


This Trip Includes

  • All Transportation from arrival until departure.
  • 1 night at San Jose with Breakfast included.
  • River Rafting from Put-in to the Lodge in the River.
  • 2 nights at Pacuare River with meals included.
  • Cabecar Indigenous reserve hike.
  • Rafting from Lodge to take-out.
  • 4 Nights at Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Sale taxes.

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