Only 30 minutes away from the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area the Naranjo River is the natural southern border of Manuel Antonio National Park. The section we run goes from the town of Villanueva in the mountains, to the Llamar?n Bridge on the road from Quepos to Dominical. On this 8 miles of whitewater we will run rapids like La Pi?ata?, El Cesar & Robin Hood.
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 like the Ringed King Fisher and the White Ibis. With a little bit of luck we might be able to see one of the crocodiles that live on the rivers edge!!
The adventure starts at your hotel, where our van will pick you up and take you to the put in of the river, passing through the towns of Naranjito & Villanueva. Once there our guides will give you the necessary gear for the activity (helmets, PFD?s, paddles) and after our safety talk we will start our descent through the rapids of the Naranjo River.
1/2 day, 10km.
Daily, at 8:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Minimum 2 Pax
Departure times and location:
April through January
Return time and location:
*Transfers from and to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area; snack (fruit, juices, water, cookies) in the middle of the tour; all the specialized gear needed for the activity (helmets,paddles); professional, bilingual & friendly guides.
Transfers outside the Manuel Antonio-Quepos area; photograph service: tips.
What to bring or Wear: Water sandals or sturdy water shoes, a bathing suit, sunscreen, bug spray, a towel, and if possible a change of clothes.
Cancellations Policies: Any cancellation by a client must be made at least before 12 noon the day before trip departure. Please be on time at your specified pick up place or hotel, no refunds for no-shows. Tour Operator also reserves the right to cancel any trip due to unsafe conditions and will only run a tour according to established company policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run. For reasons beyond their control (climate, river levels, etc.), we may change to a more-suitable tour with an equal or similar difficulty rating and adventure-appeal.
Rafting, canyoneering and many of our other activities that involve some inherent risk and physical exertion, so clients must be in good physical condition without any recent surgery, heart condition, pregnancy or injury. If a client takes medication such as allergy pills and needs them with him/her or has other medical concerns, please have him/her inform the guide.
The natural environment of Costa Rica is filled with insects, snakes, crocodiles & other wildlife. In addition, landslides, falling rocks & sudden flash floods are possible. We may not be held responsible for an encounter with any of the above.
The maximum weight limit for whitewater rafting, canyoneering and horseback riding is 200 lbs. The tour operator may also cancel any client seen unfit to do a tour for their own safety and/or the safety of clients and guides. Clients must not be under the Influence of drugs or alcohol.
We recommend closed-toe shoes for hikes, horseback & canyoneering. Rafting: clients should know to swim.