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Rio Claro Tour

Floating down a river in the jungle

  • Travelers in rio Claro's  waterfall
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  • Rio Claro in Costa Rica
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Drake Bay
1 day
English and Spanish
Starts: At 8:00 a.m. from your hotel in Drake Bay
Ends: To the same meeting point 5 to 6 hours later.
Free cancellation!

What's better than letting yourself be carried by the current, floating in a crystal clear river? We will walk through the jungle of Costa Rica until we reach the Claro River. Once we get there, we will jump in and float the river downstream. 

If you want to know more about the Rio Claro Tour, we recommend you to keep reading.

Tour details


  • Professional guide
  • Special floating equipment
  • Round trip transportation
  • Coffee or tea and cookies

Important information

❌ It is necessary to be in good physical condition to take this tour. 

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Rio Claro Tour

Duration: between 5 and 6 hours

8:00 a.m

Pick up at Drake Bay

At 8:00 a.m. our guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Drake Bay. After a half hour drive in our 4×4, we will arrive at one of the main forests of Costa Rica.

drake bay quad

Jungle hike

We will take a simple hike of about two hours until we reach a waterfall in the middle of the jungle. During the walk we will be able to observe many species of monkeys, lizards, sloths and tropical birds. Once at the waterfall, it's time for a dip in the crystal clear river and enjoy the waterfall for half an hour.

travelers in the Waterfall of Rio Claro

Floating in the Claro River

It's time to equip yourself with the special float and descend downstream. Let yourself be carried by the gentle current of the river for an hour and a half. Relax and enjoy the scenery, the sounds of the jungle and the water of the river.

Travelers floating in rio Claro

Return to Drake Bay

Our descent will end at the beach and with it our Rio Claro Tour. Before leaving, we will enjoy a hot drink and cookies. Afterwards, our private transport will take us back, following the coastline to Drake Bay. We will arrive around 1:30 p.m., the perfect time to have lunch and enjoy Costa Rican gastronomy.

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What to bring to Rio Claro Tour

  • Hiking boots
  • Swimsuit
  • Raincoat
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof camera

Where does the tour Rio Claro Tour start

The easiest way to get to Drake Bay is by car. This option is very common among travelers, since in Costa Rica it is recommended to rent a car and travel freely. The road to Drake Bay is being improved with different bridges, so depending on the route you take you will have to cross some small creek or bridges. If you travel by public transport, you will have to combine a bus with a “taxi-boat” to take you to Drake Bay.

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