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Tires (On the river)


Traveling on tires in the river is an activity very practiced in rural areas of the country and Sarapiquí is a vivid example of that, that is why we offer you the opportunity to enjoy this safe and fun activity. For this activity we have chosen the Sardinal River, a section that starts in the Palmitas community and ends at the La Quinta hotel facilities. The entire route is 4 kilometers with class 1 and 2 rapids, in other words, very easy.

The equipment we use is a tire specially designed for the activity, with safety handles and a special system designed to not allow the tire to tip over, which makes it very stable and safe. We will provide everything necessary for your safety, and a qualified guide will accompany you throughout the tour, which will last approximately 2 hours.

Price $ 50 dollars per person


  • Minimum 2 pax.
  • The price is the same for children and adults.


  • Use sunscreen, a hat (optional)
  • Apply the blocker moderately on the arms and on the front parts of the legs, back and neck. Do not apply on the back or thighs because in contact with the water it will become very slippery and increase the risk of falling off the raft; Do not apply on the forehead, because on contact with water it can fall on the eyes and cause irritation in the eyes, which will affect their visibility.
  • If you prefer, you can bring a hat to use under the helmet.
  • If you bring glasses, you must have some system to hold on, like a cord.
  • Anti-water camera, water bottle.
  • Please do not bring jewelry or valuables because you could lose them in the river.

What to wear?

  • Women: swimsuits, shorts and shirts, preferably with sleeves to protect from the sun.
  • Men: Trousers and shirt.
  • Everyone should use shoes, among the options, mooring sandals, water shoes or tennis shoes.