River Tours in Arenal

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Terri Stalons
Terri Stalons
Great fun and awesome adventure! Saw lots of wildlife and tour guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend!!
Allison Little
Allison Little
Excellent tour! José was our guide for the hanging bridges and he was a very informative and excellent experience. We had 4 children with us and he was very patient and tailored to tour to our needs. He brought a big lens so we could get pictures and see detail of animals/reptiles. We saw 3 different kinds of monkeys, poisonous frogs, birds, and snakes. Excellent tour, about 3 hours.
Patrick Ostrea
Patrick Ostrea
Warner was an awesome guide! Knowledgeable about the animals and plants around the river.
Veeral Sheth
Veeral Sheth
This was a perfect tour for our family with young kids. Our guide, Miguel, was excellent. It is clear that all the guides here are passionate about sharing their knowledge about Costa Rica. We learned so much and highly recommend this tour to everyone!
Susanna Lee
Susanna Lee
No words or pictures will do this tour justice. It was awesome and the best thing we did during our 10 day trip!
Frankie Shields
Frankie Shields
Yop notch tour. Very relaxing and we saw several monkeys.
Christen La Vigne
Christen La Vigne
Great tour for all ages. Our family enjoyed the afternoon on the river. Alberto was a great guide and hopped into the river a few times to position the raft to see wildlife. We saw 2 owls, howler monkeys, 2 crocodiles, 1 sloth, a group of tiny bats, turtles, and lots of birds. Choose the afternoon tour if you want more shade. We had shade most of the time and some pleasant breezes. Our guide said they see more crocodiles in the morning, but it can be very hot. The paddling was not strenuous. The snack and chocolate after were delicious, and there were lots of howler monkeys to watch near the food area. The whole trip from pickup to drop off was about 4 hrs with 2hrs on the river.
Kimberly Cook
Kimberly Cook
Wonderful experience with a knowledgeable guide. Saw many birds, crocodiles, bats, iguanas, monkeys and a sloth. Great time. I would do it again.
Nick Pope
Nick Pope
Fantastic experience- thanks Jo!
Alex Young
Alex Young
My wife and I just had the most wonderful time with the Canoa Aventura tour group! Joe and Joshua were excellent guides as we explored Peñas Blancas river by raft. We saw white faced howler monkeys, a brown throated sloth, crocodiles, vultures, and cool lizards. After, to our surprise, we were treated to delicious homemade tortillas with fried cheese and sweet plantains, fresh coffee, and sugarcane tea. Then we had a mini chocolate making workshop and got to taste real milk chocolate! Everyone was so kind and informative. Thank you for a great time! Highly recommend -Alex and Sam

Visiting the rivers or having a boat tour in La Fortuna offers you an incredible opportunity to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica. The region’s waterways are rich in flora and fauna, providing an up-close look at the country’s diverse wildlife.

You can explore the calm waters of the Peñas Blancas River or navigate the rapids of the Sarapiquí River. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to see monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, and many species of birds. Additionally, some tours offer visits to indigenous communities, providing insights into the culture and traditions of the region.