The objective of this experience is viewing and enjoying Costa Rica’s tremendous beauty in a completely different way. The first atributte is that you won’t be hiking along trails like in the other possibilities available for exploring Arenal’s nature, instead, you’ll sit on a raft which is going to calmly navigate down the Peñas Blancas river -following the water flow for about 2 miles-. The second one, is that you’ll be able to profoundly appreciate fauna and flora in areas unreachable by land roads.
The Peñas Blancas river safari float is a pleasant and entertaining tour where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest and seek for the animals responsible for the noise coming from the tree branches. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and a vast array of colorful tropical birds awaits hidden among the green at the borders of the river. So, you might want to bring your binoculars!
The tour starts after one of our vehicles pick you up from your hotel. They will take you to a facility where everything is going to be prepared to start the journey along the river. Here, you’ll receive a safety talk, you will be introduced to your gear and to the basic techniques of paddling.
As you glide down the river, your professional bilingual guide will share with you enlightening and amusing explanations of the plants and animals you discover on the edges of the river.
A few times you may find rapids class II or III, where you will paddle following the guide’s instructions to make it through the wavy waters. However, the river is rather flat, so these short and not so tricky rapids spice the trip enough to make it exciting but not an extreme experience.
At the end of the journey in the raft, a delicious snack of tropical fruits will be available for you. These 04 hours long tour, is specially designed for visitors who are staying just for a few days around Arenal area, but still wanting to make out the most of its time. As this tour is relatively short, it will fit perfectly in your schedule.
Pick up at Hotel
Our team will pick you up at your hotel or lodging place. Pick up times vary depending on your location and it will be provided upon reservation.
Peñas Blancas Facilities Arrival
After all the capacitation necessary, you’ll get prepared for the adventure.
After such experience, a tropical fruits snacks will be available for you.
Back to La Fortuna, we’ll drive you back to your hotel. “Hasta luego”!