Our Most Heart Pumping Trip Yet: Costa Rica Adrenaline

Delphine Zebouloun
January 16, 2024

Calling all adrenaline junkies!!!!! Close your eyes for a moment and picture this....

Imagine waking up to the sounds of the river, birds chirping, trees brushing in the wind, waterfalls cascading in the distance…

Hammock time

You turn over, grab your phone, and try to shut off your “sounds of nature” alarm. But wait. It’s not your alarm. This is real life. 

You’re on the Costa Rica Adrenaline Trip.

Views for the week

Feeling relaxed and ready for another day of adventure, you walk out of your bungalow nestled in the rainforest of the Pacuare River and head to breakfast.  

You find your friendly and suspiciously good-looking whitewater rafting guides cooking you some farm fresh eggs, banana pancakes, cutting up tropical fruit and brewing that famous Costa Rican coffee. A recipe for another awesome day in nature to come.

Coffee time

After breakfast, you get ready to explore further into the dense rainforest. Your Tico river guide enthusiastically quotes TLC and tells us “Today, we are chasing waterfalls!”

The hiking begins, and you can’t help but notice all your senses heighten. This place is so F#@king green! 

You and the U30X crew are the only people for miles. As you walk across hanging bridges, climb wooden steps, and cross creeks, your guide spots all kinds of wildlife.

Chasing waterfalls

You finally arrive at your destination. A series of breathtaking waterfalls deep in the forest. You’re anxious to jump in and cool off. But your river guide has something better up his sleeve. 

Turns out, the waterfall isn’t just a waterfall. It’s a waterslide! Next thing you know, you’re headed head first down while all the homies are cheering you on.

Waterfall slide

You come back to base camp and get geared up. You’re going whitewater rafting. But not just any whitewater rafting. You’re about to head down the Pacuare River. Voted top 5 best rivers to  raft IN THE WORLD! And number two most beautiful river IN THE WORLD

What does that even mean, you ask?

Welcome to Jurassic Park

Picture Jurassic Park without the scary dinosaurs. I’m singing the soundtrack in my head. Are you? 

The scenery is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Huge trees surround you. You can hear howler monkeys from a mile away. Toucans and herons are flying over you. You’ve never felt so small, yet so empowered. Now add the thrill of crashing through waves, being tossed in every direction, and going toe to toe against the elements. Tell me your heart isn’t beating with excitement right now.

The next few hours are spent fulfilling the adrenaline tank you’ve had on empty all year.  

Rafting trip for the win

You want to know the best part? This is just a taste of what the Costa Rica Adrenaline Trip offers.

You also get to:

  • Mountain bike through coffee plantations
  • Zipline in the jungle
  • Rappel down multiple waterfalls
  • Hike through some epic scenery
  • Eat amazing farm to table food

And more!

What are you waiting for?

Go get some!

Xo, Del


Ready to sign up? Check out all the trip details here! 

Delphine Zebouloun
Delphine is trip leader and travel writer for Under30Experiences. A France native turned California girl, Delphine enjoys frolicking in nature, surfing, and chocolate croissants. Five years ago, she traveled to Costa Rica and fell in love with the country. She has lived there ever since, continually learning, exploring, and giving back to her new home.


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