Pacuale Outdoor Center is an eco-friendly luxury adventure
Sip local Costa Rican coffee while admiring the rugged rainforest. Soak up the sun while taking a surfing lesson on the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Costa Rica’s Pacuale Outdoor Center is determined to give groups an extraordinary experience of Costa Rica’s rich culture and diverse ecosystem with specially designed outdoor adventure itineraries.
Founded in 2003, Pacuare Outdoor Center is Costa Rica’s #1 adventure company offering multi-day adventures in rafting, ziplining, mountain biking and stand-up paddleboarding.Combined with eco-lodges and Caribbean treehouses, the center offers a complete adventure Itineraries for different group sizes and desired activities.
Locally owned and operated Pacuare guides speak both English and Spanish and have over 200 5-star reviews, including an excellent Google ranking of 4.9 out of 5.0 (229 reviews) proud of Featuring five unique experiences to choose from, three Caribbean treehouses and ecolodges, plus partner hotels and resorts. Pacuale Outdoor Center Your Costa Rican vacation expert. Here are some of the company’s more popular Costa Rica adventure vacations.
3-Day Adventure Rafting and Ziplining
Costa Rica’s most popular adventure trip, this iconic package includes 2 days of Pacuare River rafting, 1 day of ziplining, and 2 nights in a riverside lodge. The group will meet in front of the University of Costa Rica in Turrialba and begin their adventure beginning in La Cruz, near Turrialba.
Perhaps Costa Rica’s most breathtaking feature is the Pacuare River, which weaves its way through lush terrain. Voted one of the top five most scenic rivers on earth, this river offers ziplining, white-water rapids from above, and paddleboarding along its calm waters.
The first day’s rafting consisted of some spectacular class II and class III rapids and a delicious lunch on the river prepared by a local chef. After lunch, paddle for another 40 minutes to the Pacuale Outdoor Center Eco Lodge. Here, a 10-minute trek through the jungle will take you to a lodge with stunning views of the Pacuare River canyon and the surrounding mountains. Once you’ve settled into your room, enjoy the views or join Tarzan Hour to experience the most adrenaline-pumping Tarzan his swing.
The next morning, wake up to the sun rising over Costa Rica’s Caribbean side. The lodge offers morning views directly below the canyon. After breakfast, enjoy a fun and adventurous day on the zipline course featuring 5 different ziplines ranging from 30m to 620m.
On the third day, the group will return to the raft and tackle the rapids, including paddling the famous Pacuale Canyon, a canyon characterized by Class III and IV rapids and spectacular scenery. The canyon walls rise straight up to 200 feet, and the group passes waterfalls that plunge 150 feet into the river. After three days of adventure, Kapu Tree House Available as an add-on. Relax and unwind 30 meters off the ground in a tree paradise just 1 minute from the famous Punta Uva Beach.
2-day Pacuale rafting trip
A two-day, one-night stay in a luxury eco-lodge offers the most surreal experience for those who want to truly experience the power of the Pacuare River. With 50 adventure-filled rapids to explore and viewpoints of the breathtaking Huaqus Falls and Fer de Lance Falls, the River Lodge is the perfect opportunity to get up close to the breathtaking Kavekal Indigenous Reserve.
After a fun-filled day of paddling, the group can return to the ecolodge. The ecolodge has rooms intentionally designed to be outdoors with hot water showers and screened-in, comfortable queen beds for complete immersion in the jungle.
On the second day, after a hearty breakfast, walk to the raft and board the POC Rapid just downstream. From there, raft class II and III rapids until you reach the famous Pacuale he canyon. The narrower canyon also means that the waterfalls flow directly into the river, making the side creeks more dramatic. This is something you won’t find anywhere else.
an even better experience
Looking for a longer trip than a 3-day Pacuare adventure? Pacuare Outdoor Center has so much experience and specializes in building custom vacations for the perfect Costa Rica vacation. In addition to the experiences above, activities such as rappelling, hiking on local volcanoes, mountain biking and cultural experiences are available. such as tours.
Groups are assigned a vacation expert to help plan and organize the itinerary. Your level of support is up to you. Pacuale Outdoor Center can accommodate your party from airport pick-up to airport drop-off and everything in between. When you book your trip with You can expect private transportation to nature’s hidden treasures, with an expert guide providing background knowledge of the area.
The Pacuale Outdoor Center strives to promote conservation, lead sustainable travel practices, and provide Costa Rica’s most authentic and engaging experiences. The center has received honorary awards from the country’s Vice President and the Ministry of Tourism for its support of the river sports industry.
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