Raft down the cleanest river in Central America!

The Savegre River offers a world class experience with exciting class II-III rapids. The 13 km stretch of whitewater is great for families and friends year round. You will visit beautiful waterfall along the way, and see come incredible vistas of the tropical forest surrounding the lodge.

Who can go?

Savegre River Statistics

White water rafting is a great family activity but it does have inherit risks.  Guests that want to participate should be comfortable in water and be in good physical condition. Kids 6 and up can participate in rafting tours with certain exceptions depending on water levels.

Level:    Class II-III   

River Temps:  77-81 ℉ahrenheit, 25-27 ℃elsius 

Float Distance: 8 miles, 13 kilometers

Number of named rapids:  18

Elevation drop:   300ft, 100 meters

Relive 'Savegre Rafting trip'

What you will need...

Rafting shoes

Tevas, Keens, watershoes etc.

long sleeve shirt

Synthetic fabrics keep the sun off and dry off quickly


waterproof is the best!

All aboard!

The rafting trip starts at the main lodge. A shuttle truck will drive you through  4 km of Rafiki's private reserve to start the trip in Rio Blanco. You then then receive a safety talk and get geared up for your adventure.

Warm up... the first 5kms 

The first rapids are some of the steepest. In the rainy season it almost feels like it is one rapid! In the dry season, this part is a technical decent. The first stretch is lined with primary forest.  You will see rare birds, mists dancing through the mountains, and find great places to float in between the whitewater.

 Boca Diablo

Boca Diablo is one of the classic rapids. The rapid has the most vertical descent, and although it shifts from year to year, this section almost always proves to have the biggest splashes.

Soak it all in... The waterfall of Quebrada Arroyo

After Boca Diablo there are several more rapids before arriving to Quebrada Arroyo. You will take a short hike to see an amazing spring fed waterfall. You will get to swim, face paint with clay,  have your family portrait taken, or simply sit in awe under the thundering falls.

Float to finish... enjoy the scenery

The last 5 kilometers have a few nice rapids, but the valley widens and beautiful panoramas unfold. The current slows down allowing for some truly world class lazy river time. When you finally arrive at the truck, it will feel like an eternity since you started up stream... Your arms might be tired, but don't worry Yerlin would happy to give you a massage when you get back to the lodge.

*there are some wilder sections of the Savegre up stream from the lodge. If you are interested in chewing off a little more than the standard class III run, email us for more information.

4x4 Safari truck4x4 Safari Truck going to Rio Blanco

readyReady for adventure

rafting near Manuel AntonioRafting through primary forests

Grilled lunch on the riverGrilled lunch on the river

waWaterfall stop