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Naranjo River
1/2 day trip CHORRO

Class III , IV & V
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Naranjo River 1/2 day trip CHORRO

Section Class III , IV & V

Rafting Manuel Antonio ? Looking for something really challenging and adrenaline pumping on a whitewater rafting trip ? Then look no further than the Upper Naranjo, aka Chorro.

Why Raft the Chorro?

For more experienced rafters, the Chorro cascades down a narrow canyon from the mountainsides of Esquipulas. Exquisite rock formations, deep gorges and primary rainforest make this an especially unique river experience. Its class IV/V roaring rapids demand precision, and for the adrenaline seeker, there is no better half day rafting trip in Costa Rica ! many técnical drops in unique slot canyons in the lush jungle. Fun and exciting definitely describes this whitewater adventure down the Chorro with PRO Rafting CR.

Your trip starts with a short 40 minute trip north of the Quepos / Manuel Antonio area. Through neighboring villages of Naranjito and Villa Nueva to your entry point. You will get a thorough safety briefing from our professional bilingual guides, followed by a quick watermanship test before you are on your way. It is a 5km canyon run, with drops, rushing rapids , that will bounce and maneuver you around the river for a full on whitewater rafting adventure. Between crazy rapids, you will get some moments to take in the amazing, lush rainforest around you before continuing on. After an adrenaline pumping rafting experience, you will then get to relax and enjoy some refreshing snacks, before heading back to your hotel in the Manuel Antonio, Quepos area. This is truly a whitewater experience to remember.

04 hours
+12 Age
  • Destination
    Naranjo River, Central Pacific
  • Departure Time
    8:00 am PRO Rafting CR
    7:30-7:45 am Manuel Antonio/Quepos (Transportation from Jaco-Dominical-Uvita OR at an additional cost)
    8.00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. (min 3 pax) class III, IV, V
  • What to bring and WEAR
    Change of clothes (optional)
    Water bottle.
    water shoes, old tennis shoes or sandals with ankle straps. No flip flops.
  • Included
    Professional friendly guides
    Specialized gear
    Fresh fruit snacks
    Round trip transportation from Manuel Antonio/Quepos
  • Not Included
    Photo service
    Guide gratuity

Adventure Calendar

Calendar (River Scale)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Naranjo River 1/2 day trip          
Naranjo River 1/2 day trip CHORRO            
Savegre River 1 day trip
Float Trip
Fly Fishing 1 day trip            
2 River 2 day Expedition
Pacuare River 2 day

What’s Your Adventure Level?

Adventure (Level)

For each of our trips, we’ve tried to provide an approximation of what adventure level (from easier to challenging) you should expect to encounter under typical circumstances. Many trips are suitable for reasonably-fit first-timers, but all our trips are made more enjoyable by a certain degree of personal fitness and an adventurous spirit.

Rating Levels for Whitewater Rapids

Standard (River Scale)

Choosing the right level of whitewater is the first step in making your whitewater rafting experience a success.

Class I
Swift current with riffles and small waves. Few obstacles, all obvious and easily avoided. Ideal for: Children aged four and older, first-timers, all adults.
Class II
Easy rapids with wide-open channels and medium-sized waves. Some maneuvering may be necessary to avoid obstacles. Generally, children four years and older may experience Class II rapids. Ideal for: Children aged four and older, first-timers, all adults.
Class III
Moderate rapids with irregular, medium- to large-sized waves. Waves large enough to cause a boat to capsize may be present but normally can be avoided. Quick maneuvering may be required to avoid obstacles. Generally, children seven years and older may experience Class III rapids. Ideal for: Children aged seven and older, beginners to intermediates looking for manageable thrills.
Class IV
Powerful rapids featuring boulder gardens, large waves and/or small waterfalls. Quick and precise maneuvering is essential for successful runs. Prior Class III experience is recommended, although aggressive first-timers looking for a challenge are generally accepted. Minimum ages will generally vary from 12 to 16 years. Ideal for: Adventurous individuals, intermediates or aggressive beginners looking for a challenge.
Class V
Intense and violent rapids with steep drops, waterfalls, massive waves and extremely constricted channels. Rapids may require “critical” maneuvering above dangerous hazards. Prior Class IV experience may be required. Participants should be in good health, capable swimmers and physically fit. A swim practice may also be administered by our guides at the river. Ideal for: Experienced paddlers and hard-core adventurers.