Rio Pacuare Forest Reserve

Rio Pacuare Forest Reserve

Rio Pacuare Forest Reserve, whitewater rafters and kayakers from all over the world come to the Rio Pacuare. Near Turrialba, the Rio Pacuare has a spectacular 20 mile stretch with Class III and IV rapids, sometimes Class V where there are sections of the river dropping 100′ per mile! The Pacuare River is a tropical river with several densely vegetated gorges where you might see jaguars, ocelots, sloths, monkeys, and many birds. Many claim the gorges of Rio Pacuare are the best whitewater in all of Central America!

The magnificent scenery is no less awesome than the rafting as you will see lush canyons with giant waterfalls plummeting into the pools below amidst wild and lush rainforest. This is a virgin rainforest. The Rio Pacuare Forest Reserve is located in the Talamanca Mountain Range on the Caribbean side Lat – 10.344, Long – 84.796..

The Rio Pacuare Forest Reserve was established in 1985 with 32,550 acres. There are no public facilities within the reserve. The average temperature is in the 70’s with high humidity.

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