Rafting out from Pacuare Lodge
After breakfast, the lodge staff will kit you out for the rafting trip back to civilisation. This is a thrilling half day of grade III and IV rapids through outstanding scenery of deep-sided gorges and dense riverside jungle. The pull out for lunch in an open-sided palapa-roofed hut that was built by the local indigenous community. Your rafting guides and kayakers will rustle up a tasty picnic lunch that you can enjoy while watching the occasional raft shooting the rapids below.
There are shower and changing facilities at the pull-out point where you can freshen up before your onward transfer. The area is a mix of tropical rainforest and agriculture; coffee, sugarcane and macademia farms operate in the countryside.
Drive from Siquirres to Arenal (Road Journey)
Arenal is an area of stunning scenery, waterfalls, forest and lake but the undoubted star attraction is Arenal Volcano. This perfectly conical volcano is currently entering a quiet phase with little volcanic activity but this huge geological feature has a very imposing presence and offers wonderful walking trails through the tropical forest that cloaks its base. Its geothermal activity also warms the hot springs that sooth many an aching joint.
As a centre for adventure sports, Arenal offers white water rafting, zip lining, canopy walkways, horse riding, canyoning, mountain biking, windsurfing and challenging hikes, all which can be enjoyed in the middle of some outstanding scenery.
You will be staying at Arenal Nayara, Bed & Breakfast