Floating Down the Penas Blancas River

4 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $109 Per Person (Minimum 4)

Floating Down the Penas Blancas River

4 Hours
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From (USD) $109 Per Person (Minimum 4)

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      Floating Down the Penas Blancas River

      Arenal, Costa Rica
      From (USD) $109 Per Person (Minimum 4)
      • The river: Fed by the crystal-clear waters of several private forest preserves, this gentle stretch of the Penas Blancas converges with Rio San Carlos just east of Arenal Volcano.
      • The raft: It's light, sturdy, and powered only by your guide's paddle, allowing quiet coasting and easy maneuvering for up-close looks at the sights of the river and rainforest.
      • The wildlife: As your guide provides insight into the delicate river ecosystem, residents could pop by at any moment – howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, caimans, and many species of birds, including toucans.
      About This Arenal Tour

      Slow day? You bet.

      That's what this floating nature safari is all about: slowing down to experience the sights and sounds of one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. There's no noisy motor, no crowds – just a paddle wafting you through the water, your guide pointing out amazing plants and animals (bring your binoculars), and the refrain of chirps and squawks from the riverbanks, the sky, and deep in the rainforest.

      That's also why this experience is ideal for families. Back home, there's work and school, schedules and phones. Here, parents and kids can just slow down, and pay attention – to the wonders of nature, and each other.

      It's calm, and quiet. Yet you'll learn how much is actually going on here. How each living thing, seen and unseen, plays a role in this delicately balanced ecosystem.

      Considering the hectic pace of everyday life, this quiet stretch of river could be the balance you need.

      No thanks, I ate last month

      Costa Rica is home to two sloth species, and taking things slow is what they do best. With their eyes hidden in a smudge of black fur and their jawline set in a permanent grin, these gentle herbivores seem permanently chill, lazing in the trees and sleeping 16 hours a day. They get a bad rap – their name is one of the seven deadly sins – but it's not their fault. They have to conserve energy because their digestive systems can take four weeks to digest one leaf.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring bug spray Bring bug spray
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing Wear light clothing
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Swim wear Swim wear
      Cancellation policy

      Non-refundable if canceled within 48 Hours of requested services.

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