Hanging Bridges Hike and White Water Rafting in Balsa River Class 2 and 3

Approx. 8.5 hours

North Zone


Your exciting day on this Adventure Tour begins when your guide picks you up at your hotel for your Hanging Bridges Experience. The Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges Guided Hike offers an amazing view of the rainforest. This easy, guided hike is wonderful for nature lovers of all ages. Along the trails inside this private natural reserve of nearly 250 hectares of Tropical Rainforest, you might encounter leaf-cuter ants, wild boars, vipers, tarantulas, poisonous dart frogs, toucans, monkeys and sloths, and other Costa Rica Wildlife.

Your next stop will have you heading to the exciting Balsa River. In just a short amount of time, your rafting guide will teach you what you need to know to navigate this Class II-III river and teach you the skills to keep you safe. Once you have had some time to try out your skills, you will be off on an action-packed two-hour white water rafting tour. Balsa River winds through the heart of the rainforest and will take you on fun and thrilling white water rapids like “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges.” Balsa River is one of the best rafting experiences you can have in Costa Rica. Keep your eyes open, because you are likely to spot some birds, monkeys, or maybe even a sloth along the route. Your rafting guides will stop for a break, so you can enjoy a refreshing swim or jump off the river banks to cool off while they prepare fresh tropical fruits. You will be surprised at their decorative offering and enjoy a refreshing ice-cold drink during your rest. Get back on the river, you’re not done yet, there are still some rapids waiting for you. When you reach the take-out point, you will be ready for your delicious Costa Rican lunch.

The exciting Hanging Bridges and Rafting Adventure Combo is a great way to start your Costa Rica Holidays, what are you waiting for?

Tour Duration: Approx. 8.5 hours

What’s included

  • Bilingual certified guides
  • Transportation from/to La Fortuna Hotels
  • Lunch
  • Towel
  • Ice cold drinks
  • Fruit and snacks on the river

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit
  • Extra Clothes
  • River clothes that dry fast (shorts and t-shirt are best)
  • Secure shoes (Sports Sandals and water shoes are best)



Some may think us crazy or irresponsible but we journeyed to Costa Rica for Christmas! We used Find My Costa Rica services over a four week period from Dec 11 2020 to Jan 10 2021 for ground transfers (one being to a Pacific coast beach house in Playa Grande) and a local Chocolate Tour, due to Covid-19 we were of course limiting our public activities. We used this service for 7 different transfers. we always found the drivers and guides attentive to Covid protocols on top of just being as friendly as all Costa Rica people are. This being our third trip to the La Fortuna area we have met some of these people before but in better circumstances. The most important issue I want to write about here is from Dec 30 when we heard the Canadian government was putting in place the requirement of having a NEGATIVE PCR test before we could return home. In a panic we contacted FMCR on the 31st and over the next few days they made full arrangements for tests for my wife and I. FMCR provided transfer to and from Ciudad de Quesada where the lab was from El Bosque where we were staying during this portion of our trip. Given a time frame requirement of within 72 hrs before flight (on the Jan 10), the New Year holiday/weekend closure of the nearest lab and that lab being an hour drive away into the mountains we were very anxious and worried. However as with any previous interactions we have had with FMCR or associated companies our worry was unnecessary, all went flawless. Of course FMCR could not guarantee us the NEGATIVE result we needed but they were a large part of our both results being that way through their professional and clean services in our transfers. Thank you Find My Costa Rica and we will see you once again soon.
Hank Bartlett
Hank Bartlett
Such an incredible experience with Find My Costa Rica! My partner and I gave a rough timeline, and a budget, and in return had a completely custom 2 week vacation planned for us with an ideal balance of guided adventure, self adventure, and complete relaxation. Costa Rica literally has it ALL & Find My Costa Rica will help ensure you experience all the best parts! They seamlessly organized airport transfers even when flying in and out of different airports, and all the hotel transfers. They booked our excursions and guided tours of wildlife reserves, volcano hikes, hot springs, etc all with clear and concise communication and also within our budget. All tours booked with FMC were phenomenal; the guides were professional and so very knowledgeable. Thank you for making our experience in Costa Rica so memorable!
Ashley Holmes
Ashley Holmes
Ginger’s Yoga Adventures has used Find My Costa Rica for four years. Everyone is very knowledgeable, easy to work with and responsible. They are responsive before and during the trip and help coordinate every detail. We have had much success with our retreats and it is due to the expertise of Find My Costa Rica. We highly recommend them for any of your travel needs or group events. Thanks to Find My Costa Rica we are planning our next retreat in beautiful Costa Rica.
Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers
We had a large group with ages from 4 up to 85. Find My Costa Rica helped us plan and book all of our hotels and tours. The kids learned to surf and we all did the zip-line. Our favorite part was the Sloth Tour -- Marcos made it so much fun, it was amazing. It is so much easier to have them book it all than getting all the hotels and tours on your own, and the price was a little less than if I had done all the work. One stop shopping is definitely the way to go!
Scuba Nadine
Scuba Nadine