What’s included & what to pack for Costa Rica

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What to pack

Some of the group items can be packed separately to meet us at the Lower Pacuare on day 5. You’ll also be able to leave items like your personal travel clothes in secure storage during the expedition.

NOTE: A packing list is included with your Trip InfoPack (emailed to you when you book)

The Pacuare River is in the tropical rainforest on the Caribbean side of the continental divide. Being so close to the equator, temperatures don’t fluctuate too much throughout the year. The average daily high is 28°C / 82.4°F and the average nightly low is 19°C / 66.2°F.

Synthetic materials such as polyester, polypro, and nylon are great as they dry quickly. Merino wool is a natural fiber that dries quickly and works well too. Avoid cotton and down—once they get wet they won’t ever dry on this trip.

Bring two sets of clothes and footwear: one for on the water and hiking, the other for evenings at camp.

Trip Details at a Glance

$4,195 USD—9 days

Experience tropical nature, culture, and whitewater adventure on the Rio Pacuare

Departs From

San Jose, Costa Rica


  • Feb 22-March 1, 2020
  • March 7-15, 2020


Whitewater paddling, hiking, learn expedition skills

Activity Level

4 out of 5 paddles. Learn more about this trip's activity level.