Northern Plains Places


Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí


The Virgen del Socorro area is one of the most popular "put-in points" for white-water rafters, and offers both Class II and III rapids. Trips leaving from the Chilamate put-in are more tranquil, with mostly Class I rapids. The put-in point depends on the weather and season.

Several operators lead tours on the Sarapiquí River.

Ríos Tropicales. You can raft the Sarapiquí River on day excursions from San José ($85). Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, 41001. 2233–6455; 866/722–8273 in North America.

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