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Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica

Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica

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Take advantage of some of northern Costa Rica’s best white-water rafting on this full-day, guided tour with traditional lunch included. Paddle through the rainforest and over the rapids of the Balsa River stopping along to swim and rest in nature. After your adventure is done enjoy a Costa Rican style lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica

Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica

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Connect with the waters of Costa Rica by paddling down class II and III white waters of the Balsa River. This half-day, guided, white-water rafting tour includes equipment, instruction, safety briefing and ends with a delicious lunch served in a local restaurant. Feel the thrill and excitement as you glide six miles (10 kilometers) down the river flanked by lush the jungle filled with monkeys, tropical birds, and sloths.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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White Water Rafting Class III & IV

White Water Rafting Class III & IV

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Grip it and rip it on the upper Rio Balsa during the half-day whitewater rafting adventure over Class III & IV rapids. Feel heart-pumping action while immersing yourself in Costa Rica's incredible natural beauty. Cap it all off with an authentic lunch chased down with a glass of handmade sugar cane juice that you get to press yourself while learning about local culture.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

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The Balsa River is one of the best spots in Costa Rica to try white water rafting, and this 6-hour tour from La Fortuna is suitable for complete beginners. Tackle the Class II and III rapids, enjoy spectacular views as you cruise through the rainforest, and look out for wildlife such as monkeys, sloths and toucans. Hotel pick-up and lunch is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD81.00
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White water rafting class II & III

White water rafting class II & III

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More than just a white-water rafting tour, this trip from La Fortuna also includes a hike on an organic farm, a look at coffee and chocolate production, and a chance to see wildlife like sloths and iguanas in their natural habitat. Between activities, navigate tumbling class II to III white-water rapids along with a guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

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Max out the adrenaline (and the fun) during this full-day adventure combining a white-water rafting trip and zipline excursion. Zoom through the rain forest canopy during a series of heart-pounding zipline rides, some on cable spans as long as 3,200 feet (980 meters). Then battle the Class II and III rapids of the Balsa River. Lunch, snacks, and rafting gear are all included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba

Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba

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Shoot the rapids on the Pacuare River on this day tour from Turrialba. With a guide providing instruction and ensuring your safety, paddle down 18 miles (29 kilometers) of Class III and Class IV rapids through Costa Rica's lush landscape. Stop for guided hikes up waterfalls located in hidden canyons and at a base camp halfway for lunch. Learn about the surrounding ecosystem, flora, and fauna through your guides' commentary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rafting Pacuare River One Day from Turrialba

Rafting Pacuare River One Day from Turrialba

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Take a whitewater rafting trip down the Pacuare River with a professional guide to lead the way. You'll travel around 29 kilometers (18 miles), conquering a variety of rapids ranging from class II to class V. At the end of your tour, you'll sit down to dine on a typical Costa Rican lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III

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Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Our Famous Mambo Combo Canyoning and Rafting near the Arenal Volcano

Our Famous Mambo Combo Canyoning and Rafting near the Arenal Volcano

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Jungle adventure meets family fun on this canyoning and whitewater rafting tour from La Fortuna. Ride through the rain forest in a rugged 4x4, rappel down waterfalls, and cruise down rapids on the Balsa River, stopping along the way to enjoy fresh fruit, swimming holes, and wildlife sightings. This tour even includes a professional photographer so you can live in the moment and purchase pictures afterward.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class III-IV

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class III-IV

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Prepare to get wet and wild as you tackle the class III and IV rapids of the Sarapiqui River on this half- or full-day white-water rafting adventure from La Virgen. Marvel over the dramatic scenery and lush rainforest of the Sarapiqui canyon as you hurtle downstream, then re-fuel with lunch (full-day tour only) or refreshments by the waterfront. Best of all: the rapids are suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners, and anyone over 14 can give it a go!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD78.00
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White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class III-IV

White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class III-IV

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Conquer the class III and IV rapids of the Sarapiqui River, known for its cleanliness and abundance of wildlife. On this white water rafting adventure from La Fortuna, complete a challenging run through evergreen forests and migrating bird habitats, enjoying the unspoiled scenery on calmer stretches. Celebrate your voyage with lunch prepared over a wood stove at a family-run restaurant for a full day that combines Costa Rican nature and culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rafting Pacuare River One Day from San José

Rafting Pacuare River One Day from San José

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Experience Costa Rica white-water rafting on a full-day Pacuare River trip from San José that goes deep into primary rainforest. Round-trip transport from San José puts the country’s famed white water within reach of the capital city. Since this rafting trip follows the Pacuare River for a full 18 miles (29 kilometers), you’ll have a greater chance of spotting wildlife — including sloths and monkeys — that flock to the river’s edge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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White Water Rafting (Class III) -Arenal Area

White Water Rafting (Class III) -Arenal Area

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Navigate the white water and challenging rapids of the Balsa River on a rafting trip from La Fortuna that’s suitable for all experience levels. Suit up, cast off and paddle alongside your guides, then watch for the monkeys, sloths, iguanas and birds that congregate at the water’s edge. Splash your way through Class II–III rapids, enjoy lunch on the river, and take in the serenity of flat water between the waves before finishing your day with return transfer to La Fortuna.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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White Water Rafting Class II & III in the AFTERNOON

White Water Rafting Class II & III in the AFTERNOON

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This white-water rafting adventure from La Fortuna is a great choice for families and first-time rafters. You don't need any prior experience to enjoy the trip down class II and III rapids—a guide makes the whole trip easy for everyone in your group. This tour also includes transportation, fresh fruit, and beer for unbeatable value.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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White Water Rafting class V

White Water Rafting class V

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If you’re looking for an extreme adventure on the Balsa River, this white-water rafting tour is a great pick. Paddle your way down six miles (9.6 kilometers) of nearly non-stop white water—most rafting companies don’t take this extreme route on the Upper Balsa, so it’s unlikely that you’ll see any other rafts as you head through the rain forest canyon. This tour includes an extra stop at the El Salto swimming hole and lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD150.00
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Half Day White Water Rafting - Balsa River II-III

Half Day White Water Rafting - Balsa River II-III

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Combine the excitement of class II-III whitewater rapids with the beauty of the Costa Rican rain forest on a small-group Balsa River rafting adventure from La Fortuna. Follow your expert guide’s commands on more turbulent sections, and look for animals like monkeys, sloths, and birds during calmer, scenic stretches. After the adventure, recharge over a delicious Costa Rican lunch at a family restaurant.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting from San Jose

Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting from San Jose

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With its cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife, the Pacuare River is rightfully famous for its natural beauty. Paddle through the river gorge, navigating 52 Class II-IV rapids as you go, on this 12-hour trip from San Jose. Take in views of the tropical rain forest and wildlife such as sloths, parrots, and toucans as you ride the river (and your adrenaline rush) over the course of the day.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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White Water Rafting Pacuare River From San Jose
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White Water Rafting Pacuare River From San Jose

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Navigate 38 Class III-IV rapids on this white-water rafting course down the Pacuare River from San Jose. Paddle your way through one of Costa Rica's most picturesque river gorges, looking out for native wildlife between rapid runs, on an exciting day trip ideal for teenagers and adults alike. Hotel pickup and drop-off, equipment, and lunch are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD104.00
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Adrenaline Pack (Zipline + Rafting)

Adrenaline Pack (Zipline + Rafting)

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Enjoy two Costa Rican adventures in one day on this 8-hour combo tour from La Fortuna. You'll fly through the air on a zipline and then navigate the Balsa River on a whitewater rafting experience. Lunch is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD130.00
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La Fortuna white water rafting + Lunch at Monkey Park Private Natural Reserve

La Fortuna white water rafting + Lunch at Monkey Park Private Natural Reserve

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Experience the sights of Costa Rica from a different perspective on a 5.5-hour white-water rafting trip at La Fortuna. Beginners and more experienced rafters alike will enjoy paddling and splashing down rapids and calm stretches surrounded by jungle and full of the sounds of birds and wildlife. After the adventure, enjoy lunch and sightseeing at the Monkey Park Private Natural Reserve.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Rafting clase 2 y 3 RĂ­o SarapiquĂ­

Rafting clase 2 y 3 RĂ­o SarapiquĂ­

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First-time rafters and travelers with kids will love white-water rafting on Costa Rica’s beautiful Sarapiqui River. The rapids are class 2 and 3, which is exciting without being terrifying. Spot flora and fauna along the way and enjoy the views of places that are inaccessible by other means. Children as young as seven can join in the fun.
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  • 8 hours
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USD90.72
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Arenal River Tubing Adventure and Hot Springs included

Arenal River Tubing Adventure and Hot Springs included

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Splash down the cool, clear rapids of the Arenal River on a tubing adventure from La Fortuna. After a cultural encounter with the residents of Maleku Village to learn about native traditions and herbal medicine, hike through the Costa Rican rain forest to reach the river launch. Climb aboard a sturdy inner tube and hold on tight as you spiral down chutes, navigate churning rapids, and float along calmer stretches, all while surrounded by Arenal’s wild beauty.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD70.00
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Tubing in Rio Celeste

Tubing in Rio Celeste

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Exploring riverside areas by yourself can be dangerous, especially in an unknown area. This Celeste River Tubing Experience lets you float down the river in a group with a guide who knows the river well. You’ll catch sight of the beautiful landscape as you tube. Plus, a helmet is provided for safety.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica
"Being experienced rafters you never know what you’re going to get when you do a excursion but I have to say this one was awesome. If you can go with Alex he is the Abello of the group but he is awesome"..."
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Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica
"My Grandson (14) and I throughly enjoyed rafting on the Balsa River with the Arenal Rafting Company. Our guide, Alex, was the absolute best. I would highly recommend this adventure."..."
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White Water Rafting Class III & IV
"Our guide Pablo was excellent! The rafting was fabulous and the weather was perfect. You couldn't ask for a better experience."..."
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White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
"Our family (two adults and 14 and 16 yr old) had a great time. I felt very safe. Gerald was patient and made me feel confident. I recommend this tour!"..."
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White water rafting class II & III
"Had a wonderful time with Mario as captain of our ship...he's fun and knows what he's doing. I recommend this experience when you come to La Fortuna, you'll have a blast."..."
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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
"Absolutely amazing staff and tour guides. Even with the weather raining and cloudy it was still an incredible experience."..."
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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba
"Fabio was an expert guide, who knows every detail of the River. He helped us hit each rapid just right. And kept us laughing all the way. Fernando kept watch in the rescue kayak just in case something went wrong. We had a great experience, and really enjoyed the beauty of the River, and exotic birds and butterflies. And seeing the indigenous people and their architecture. Thanks for a boat load of fun had by all."..."
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III
"Amazing rafting tour. As we were doing the rafting tour in April, at the end of the dry season, the water level was relatively low. Nonetheless we had an exciting tour and it was totally worth it. All guides were very friendly, speak good English (useful in our case as our Spanish does not suffice) and have pointed out several typically Costa Rican animals, among which is the Toucan. The Sarapiqui Outdoor Center has changing rooms and restrooms. After the tour we got towels and we were brought back to the Outdoor Center. Once there, a nice fruits meal had already been prepared. Perfect service!"..."
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Our Famous Mambo Combo Canyoning and Rafting near the Arenal Volcano
"It was a great experience. All the staff was very knowledgeable trained and made you feel safe for canyoning as well rafting. We had Arturo for canyoning, he was superb, and we had Brian for rafting and he was the best - gave us the option to get off the raft and swim in class I tides, make little tricks having us stand up and paddle, he even made me and my boyfriend pose the titanic style lolol. We enjoyed every single moment of both the experience!!"..."
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class III-IV
"Rafting was excellent, was a beginner and felt completely safe. Fantastic tour, would definitely recommend"..."
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Rafting Pacuare River One Day from San José
"This is one awesome adventure when in Costa Rica. It's 3 hours and 29 km. to raft and paddle. Highly recommended this company Adrenalina Adventures. The staff are great and fun!"..."
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White Water Rafting (Class III) -Arenal Area
"We had a fun and thrilling time on the water! Our guides were friendly, personable, and experienced. Got to see wildlife along the way. Lunch and fresh fruits were yummy. From start to finish our guide, Francisco, made sure we were having fun!"..."
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White Water Rafting Class II & III in the AFTERNOON
"It was our first time white water rafting and they made us feel at ease. We had a lesson before getting in water and then we were off. This was probably my favorite thing we did while in Costa Rica"..."
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White Water Rafting class V
"We had the best day doing the class V rapids on Sarapiqui with Orlando! I cannot say enough positive things about him. The rapids were a blast but we never felt unsafe. He knows the river and was an excellent guide. He also provided cultural knowledge throughout the day and after the rafting trip, and showed us around the farm behind the company. We got to hold baby goats, crushed sugar cane, and took shots of moonshine together. We would highly recommend this excursion to anyone who is adventurous! And shout outs to Giancarlos (Rasta) and Gustavo!"..."
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Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting from San Jose
"Rob was our guide and made the experience!! Very knowledgeable about the river, plants and animals. One of the best tours. Everyone was professional and as a whole so easy. If you want to go on an adventure this is a MUST!!!!"..."
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White Water Rafting Pacuare River From San Jose
"It was great from the pick up to the drop off. Amazing guide Jean Carlos! Overall amazing experience"..."
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Adrenaline Pack (Zipline + Rafting)
"One of the best days we had in Costa Rica the guides were great super friendly and very helpful. We had lots of excitement but always felt safe. Then to top off the great adventure the meal was one of the best we had."..."
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La Fortuna white water rafting + Lunch at Monkey Park Private Natural Reserve
"Amazing experience! The instructor Bryan is amazing and will go and beyond for you. I really enjoyed myself. Thank you."..."
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Arenal River Tubing Adventure and Hot Springs included
"This tour was fun to do. a little extreme, great for beginners like myself, it was fun and the staff was amazing and very friendly. you will love this tour."..."
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Tubing in Rio Celeste
"Absolutely one of the best tour experiences we've had as a family. Our tour guide Milton was very knowledgeable and we never felt rushed. He was able point out wildlife and took us to a spot where we could cliff jump and swim. The water was a perfect blue that day. 10/10 would recommend!"..."
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