Pejibaye River – Class II, III & IV
A popular family friendly river, this is considered the Costa Rica warm up for kayakers and rafters before they tackle the more challenging runs in the area. Simple logistics make this an easy run to knock out.
KM 0 – Confluence: The Rio Pejiabaye is the left stream, but it doesn’t have enough juice to raft until it is met by this river that comes in on the right. This is the start of the run.
KM 0 – La Juntos: Class IV.
KM 0.4 – Lion’s Den: Class IV. Small creek comes in on the right too.
KM 0.6 – Pato Feo: Class IV.
KM 1.2 – Commercial Put-In: River Left. This is the most commonly used access point as it cuts out the Class IV, just upstream. Look for the school and then road. This is the put-in that the commercial companies use.
KM 1.5 – Cable Rapid: Class III. Look for the cable crossing the river and the small rapid is just downstream.
KM 1.8 – Tico: Class III. Long Class II/III, right down the middle at low water.
KM 1.9 – BFR: Big Trucking Rock. Look for the house sized rock. No rapid, just a point of reference.
KM 2.8 – More Rapids: Class III. Class II and III continues
KM 3.5 – Jabali Rapid: Class III. Read and run class III.
KM 3.9 – Guega: Class II. Read and run.
KM 4.7 – Bridge: Bridge crosses here.
KM 6.1 – Tree Island: Most common line is the right one around the tree island.
KM 6.3 – Rio Gato Confluence: River Right. The Cat River comes in just below the tree island.
KM 6.4 – Footbridge: Small footbridge crosses the river here.
KM 6.7 – Takeout: River Left. The left cobble bar makes for the takeout.