Rio Grande River Rafting 

The Rio Grande de Panama is located in the Cocle Province. With remarkable volume and incredible rapids, this body of water of Panama is indeed a hot spot for all lovers rafters looking forward to visiting this fascinating Central American country.

The river is classified as Class III+ at its upper section and Class II-III at the lowest section. It runs through tropical dry forest.

-Upper Section, Class III+: This is the best part of the river. It runs through breath taking gorges with some nice drops. We only run this section in kayaks/duckies or small rafts.

-Lower Section, Class II-III: Characterized by large pools of water followed by fast. This stretch is typical for a first experience rafting, enjoy with family and friends.

Time:
8:00 a.m. and Returns approximately at 2:30 pm

Minimum Age:
9 years old and in good health

Includes:
Roundtrip transportation, complete rafting equipment, specialized guides, trained in navigation techniques whitewater, first aid and CPR, lunch.

Recommendations:
Swimsuit or short to navigate, sneakers or light boots with good soles, hat, sunscreen, extra clothes, towel.

It is not recommended to take any object that can be damaged by water or valuables like jewelry, cash, credit cards, etc. Do not wear flip flops or beach sandal.

Availability:
Every Thursday of the year.

Capacity:
Minimum 6 people, maximum 12 people.

Special note:
It can be anyone from age nine to seventy years old, in good health, ready to walk for about an hour and a half through an irregular and muddy road. Minors must travel with a responsible adult.

Season:
The river is at its highest water level by November the rainy season and at its lowest water level in March-May, end of the dry season.

Usually we use raft in the lower section from June to December and kayak in the Superior section from December to June. From June to December only paddled kayak and ducklings in the upper section with people who have previous experience in paddling rivers class III +.