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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

El Chorro Rafting
Class IV & V

El Chorro Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Embrace full-tilt adventure with a thrilling whitewater rafting trip down Class IV and V rapids on the challenging El Chorro section of the Naranjo River. Feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins as you conquer each rapid, navigating through the tumultuous waters with skill and determination. Experience the rush of the river as it propels you forward, the roar of the rapids echoing in your ears. Engage in teamwork with your fellow rafters as you paddle in unison to tackle the formidable obstacles that lie ahead. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural surroundings, the lush greenery and rugged terrain on this exciting journey.

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Experience the rush of the river as it propels you forward, the roar of the rapids echoing in your ears.

El Chorro Beckons

This excursion takes place in the lush river valley near Manuel Antonio and Quepos. If you're driving from Jaco or Los Suenos, the 40 minute trip passes by scenic rural villages, picturesque flatlands and vibrant mountain terrain. If you are staying locally in Manuel Antonio or Quepos, transportation services are included in the tour, but fear not! You can always add transport from the Jaco area if needed. Regardless of how you arrive, your adventure begins in the tiny mountain town of Esquipulas. Here, you will receive comprehensive safety instruction from an experienced rafting guide before setting off with the group to El Chorro's river launch, located on the upper section of the mighty Naranjo River.

Extreme Adventure

El Chorro White Water Rafting Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Perfect for experienced rafters and physically fit, thrill-seeking newbies, the rapids roar from the hills above Quepos and careen through a tight gorge in a breathtaking three-mile-long serpentine. Power through extreme narrows, bound around sharp turns with massive boulders, and plummet down sudden drops, each twist and turn adding to the exhilarating rush of adrenaline. This trip is not for the faint-hearted! Brace yourself for the ultimate test of skill and courage as you conquer the relentless force of nature that awaits.

Incredible Scenery

El Chorro White Water River Rafting Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Between intense rapid runs, enjoy smooth-flowing waters that allow you to take in the magnificent scenery. Glide gently along the river's surface, soaking in the beauty of your surroundings as you catch your breath from the adrenaline-fueled excitement. Marvel at the lush greenery lining the riverbanks, alive with the vibrant colors and melodies of tropical birdlife. Allow yourself a moment of tranquility amidst the adrenaline-fueled adventure, appreciating the serene moments that punctuate the thrilling journey.

The riverbanks are rich with jungle greenery and home to an array of tropical birds including rainbow-billed toucans and brightly colored kingfishers. Ease past towering waterfalls and sheer rock walls that give way to vast stretches of unspoiled rainforest terrain, each vista more awe-inspiring than the last. Take a breather to refresh with a snack and a beverage before paddling off for the ride’s big finish, savoring the camaraderie and shared experiences with your fellow adventurers.

Tail of the Dragon

El Chorro White Water Rafting Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

On the final leg of your incredible journey, prepare yourself for a series of intense rapids, including the renowned "Tail of the Dragon" and the thrilling "El Chorro." These rapids offer an incredible adventure fueled with excitement and adrenaline. As you navigate the twists and turns, you'll encounter impressive waves, narrow passages, and thrilling drops - all the while surrounded by stunning natural scenery.

After navigating through these final heart-pounding challenges, you venture through a majestic canyon where towering rock walls rise dramatically on either side creating a breathtaking natural spectacle. The sheer magnitude of the surroundings will leave you in awe, a testament to the raw power and beauty of nature. The sudden calm is a fitting conclusion to your whitewater adventure, offering one last glimpse of the untamed wilds of Costa Rica's incredible landscape. Bidding farewell to the river, you'll make your way back to solid ground where you can take a moment to soak in the incredible tranquility of the canyon.

Class IV-V rapids are typically considered advanced level and are characterized by powerful and sometimes unpredictable rapids and turbulent water. Unavoidable waves are often present and will require fast maneuvers, making class IV-V rapids at the advanced/upper end of the difficulty scale.

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Ethan Sullivan

Beaufort, South Carolina

Guys trip so you know we had to go rafting. The other two didn't look as exciting so we picked this one. It was epic

Natalie Miller

Flagstaff, AZ

This tour exceeded our expectations. We were looking for something exciting and it delivers. This river definitely has some challenges but there's enough downtime to balance it out. If you're experienced, go with this tour.

Liam Mitchell

Arlington, VA

My wife and I took our two teenaged sons on this tour during our stay in Manuel Antonio. We did three other tours with this company and the rafting was their favorite. Great tour!

Lydia Harris

Morristown, New Jersey

Definitely some challenging moments but my friends and I loved it. The guides were nice. Lunch was delicious. Beautiful waterfalls!

Daniel Roberts

Eugene, Oregon

Took my girlfriend on this tour. The drive from Jaco was about an hour but it was worth it. Recommended.

Sophia Mitchell

Scarsdale, New York

My family did this and it was amazing. We saw some monkeys on the banks too. Probably my favorite tour that we did.

Josh Davis

Nashville, TN

Guides were awesome. Great day.

Olivia Taylor

Savannah, Georgia

Our guide was really nice. It was a lot of fun. Good instructions since we never rafted before. We loved it!

Ben Parker

Colorado Springs

We had a blast

Emily Anderson

Asheville, NC

Awesome day. So beautiful - intense rapids. We had a lot of fun. Great guides. Highly recommend.

Salina Nordstrom

Blauvelt , New York
Great guides and super adventurous

J Bachette


My mom and I went on a rafting trip with Adventure Tours Costa Rica. The day was perfect. The weather was just right, and the water was not cold at all. It was fun watching my mom learn what she was doing.