Your guide team and local hosts

Our partner for this packrafting trip is Coast to Coast Adventures. They run a fantastic operation in Costa Rica. With Coast to Coast’s knowledge and resources on the ground in Costa Rica combined with the Boreal River Adventures experience running whitewater river expeditions around the world—we make a great team ☺

Coast to Coast has been organizing adventure travel trips in the country for over 20 years. They own a base camp and equipment centre on the flanks of the Turrialba Volcano (where you’ll be staying on night 2). As well, they run a truly magical eco-camp, El Nido del Tigre on the banks of the river surrounded by rainforest. We’ll paddle into El Nido on day-5 for a two-night stay.

You’ll see the amazing care that the team of Coast to Coast staff put into making the camps incredible, and your trip run smoothly. They are super welcoming, with a team of over 20 full time guides, operations staff, drivers, camp caretakers, and equipment managers.

Seasoned, knowledgeable guides

Starting on day 2, your guide team is made up of at least 3 professional river guides including: 2 Boreal River trip leaders and an Indigenous (Cabecar) guide.

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Trip Details at a Glance

$4,575 USD tax included

9 days of tropical nature, culture, and whitewater adventure on the Rio Pacuare

Departs from

San Jose, Costa Rica

Group size

4 to 8 participants


  • Feb. 19-27, 2022
  • Mar. 5-13, 2022


Whitewater paddling, hiking, learn expedition skills

Activity level

Physical activity:
Highly active
Class III (some optional IV’s)
You don't need any whitewater experience—but you should be in physical condition for big days of paddling and hiking. Learn more about this trip's activity level.