About Pacuare river
The Pacuare River, or the Río Pacuare,and flows approximately 108 km to the Caribbean. Is the best location in Costa Rica for white water rafting, whitewater kayaking and riverboarding. The rainforests that surround the river are home to exotic animal species such as jaguars, monkeys, ocelots, and a very large number of birds. Also it was considered one of the 5 nicest rivers to practice rafting.
The Pacuare River consist in sixteen sections. This sections are usually known as The The lower, The upper and Theupper upper.
The Lower Section ;with an estimated lenght of 23 miles (and dropping approximately 1200 feet) from Finca La Cruz to the town of Siquirres. The run can be done in a single day trip or as long as a three day trip. The highlights of this section include the whitewater rapids and the waterfalls that flow into the river in the Huacas River Gorge. The rapids include Upper and Lower Huacas (class IV), Double Drop (class III), Cimarones (class IV) as well as multiple others.
The Upper Section ; This part consists of approximately 10 miles of river including multiple IV and V rapids as well as beautiful waterfalls. The take-out for this section is Finca La Cruz. This part is most suitable for creeking style whitewater kayaks.
The Upper Upper Section ; This run is approximately 16 miles (26 km) long and contains several class II and III rapids. This section is commonly run due to the logistics necessary to reach the put-in. This section can be rafted and kayaked.