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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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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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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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Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

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As one of Costa Rica's biggest exports, coffee plays a big role in Costa Rica's economy—and its culture, too. Learn about artisanal Costa Rican coffee from bean to cup complete with harvesting, roasting, and grinding on this tour of a family-owned coffee farm near Arenal Volcano. As a bonus, try other favorite Costa Rican crops such as chocolate and sugar cane.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio Celeste Hike and Sloth Watching Tour From San Jose

Rio Celeste Hike and Sloth Watching Tour From San Jose

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Spend the day away from bustling San Jose and see the majestic Rio Celeste, one of the top attractions in Costa Rica. Located inside the Tenorio Volcano National Park, the deep turquoise waters of the river can be explored via a trail, which includes a waterfall, a suspended bridge, and a section of hot springs
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

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Get a taste of Costa Rica’s famed biodiversity without straying too far from the city with this all-access day pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. Featuring hiking trails through the cloud forest, cascading waterfalls, a rescued jungle cats educational program, and numerous specialty wildlife exhibits, La Paz Waterfall Gardens guarantees good fun for the whole family. This pass can be redeemed anytime during the park’s normal operating hours and is good for accessing all of the exhibits.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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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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Sarapiqui River White Water Rafting class 3/4

Sarapiqui River White Water Rafting class 3/4

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Rafting the Sarapiqui River isn’t just a fun way to get an adrenaline fix; it’s also a chance to see animals like spider monkeys, sloths, and toucans in the wild. As you hit a series of class III and IV rapids on a raft, your guide shares information about the river’s important history and rich wildlife. This all-inclusive tour provides transportation, snacks, drinks, and lunch, so you don't have to do any extra planning.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna

Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna

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Experience the thrill of rafting down Costa Rica’s Rio Balsa on this white-water adventure! Following the lead of an experienced guide, you’ll navigate Class II and III rapids as you pass through a lush rain forest landscape. After working up an appetite paddling down the river, enjoy a traditional lunch at a local eatery. Round-trip transport from your La Fortuna hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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USD126.00
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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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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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USD155.00
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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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USD105.60
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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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USD78.00
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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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Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting

Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting

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Two popular Costa Rica adventures come together into one adventure-packed day with this white-water rafting and canyoning tour from La Fortuna. During the canyoning portion, rock climb, rappel down a waterfall, and zipline—all under the watchful eye of your guide. Then, head down to the Balsa River for a 2-hour white-water rafting tour with class II to III rapids. When to action ends, wind down with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD173.00
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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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White Water Tubin in the river BALSA

White Water Tubin in the river BALSA

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If white-water rafting seems like a stretch, give white-water tubing a try. This tubing tour on the Balsa River lets you splash down Class I and II rapids on an easy-to-ride inflatable tube—perfect for anyone who wants to experience the fun of white-water sports without the challenge of rafting. This kid-friendly tour is a great pick for families with children ages 10 and up.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience
"Very informative tour , If you are a coffee drinker this is for you. Take the tour in the morning you ll have coffee and chocolates tasting!"..."
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Rio Celeste Hike and Sloth Watching Tour From San Jose
"This tour was amazing! The view of the river was stunning and our tour guide Yancy took us to an area where we could see the gradient of the colour changing which looked spectacular. We also saw a range of animals including monkeys. On our way back our tour guide stopped along the road to show us some sloths - definitely one of the highlights of our trip!! I would highly recommend this tour and also requesting Yancy."..."
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge
"This was I had always imagined Costa Rica to be. Every aspect of this place is heaven on earth. A MUST place to visit when you come!"..."
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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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Sarapiqui River White Water Rafting class 3/4
"It was a blast. The guides where fantastic. Juan gave us a ride we will never forget. He was an amazing tour guide."..."
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Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna
"Very well organised, super kind and knowledgable guides & a lot of fun! Simply had a great time! Thanks a lot :)"..."
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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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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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Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting
"It was an absolutely amazing tour. Full of thrills. We loved the combo tour of both rappelling and Rafting"..."
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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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White Water Tubin in the river BALSA
"Actually we landed up white water rafting our guide as Mario. A great and memorable experience. Stopped at One point for a swim and to snack on water melon and pineapples prepared by the guides. Highly recommend this tour"..."
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