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Aguas Bravas Rafting Company

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Address: 1 km west of the Chilamate School | 300 Meters West Rancho Magallanes, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2292 2072
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Since 1992, Aguas Bravas has been Costa Rica's Whitewater Professionals...
Since 1992, Aguas Bravas has been Costa Rica's Whitewater Professionals. We operate rafting and jungle safari tours in more rivers throughout the country than any other comapny, and are the only adventure company that can boast a perfect safety record! 100% Safe! You can choose your activities, making combos of activities in one or two days, with or without transport, as you want! You can also sleep in our new hostel Islas del Rio, at the same place. With us, you are not a number - but part of our family!Be sure to choose Aguas Bravas, the only company hat offers Full Adventure with a Taste of Culture!
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Amazing experience

Best experience from start to end. This is my second time and loved it each time. Food is great! Tour guides are fun, friendly, and energetic.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ellenton, Florida
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Ellenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Best experience from start to end. This is my second time and loved it each time. Food is great! Tour guides are fun, friendly, and energetic.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The staff were very capable, relaxed and joyful bunch. They made sure we had a great time. The kids were in good hands and we adults felt like kids. All our group loved it from the first timers to the thrill seekers.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Our family is mum, dad,11year old boy and 8 year old girl,and we all had a fantastic experience here. We treated for about an hour and a half down a class 2 section of river and felt safe at all times. After a safety briefing and instructions on what to do when our guide Stanley have us commands we set... More 

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AguasBravasCR, Manager at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thanks for spending the day with us and for sharing your awesome experience with the future travellers. It was a pleasure to serve your family! More 

Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Equipment in good condition, emphasis on safety and fun, and a personalized experience were highlights of our Rio Sarapiquí rafting trip. All of the staff was friendly, but our guide Stanley was absolutely a cut above. He customized the trip for our level of experience and interests, stopping to see plant and animal highlights and having so much fun. For... More 

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AguasBravasCR, Manager at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review and vote of confidence. Costa Rica's rivers are definitely world class when coupled with incredible rainforest surroundings, excellent professional guides, delicious food and a fun staff! Thanks for spending a day with us, we are looking forward to your return trip! :) More 

Takoma Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We brought our three kids -- ages 8, 13 and 15 on a rafting tour with Aguas Bravas. We were a bit worried because we had heard stories that rafting on the Sarapiqui could be rough on a little one and some of our friends said their tour was not safe. We had the opposite experience. After talking to the... More 

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AguasBravasCR, Manager at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

What pleasure it gives me to read your review, as I am who you spoke with nervous that morning. As a mom, I fully understand any parents concern, and would definately not put your children in danger or allow hem to do the tour if conditions were not favorable to do so safely. After 20+ years of operating, our perfect... More 

Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic rafting experience on the Sarapiqui river. Our guide Stanley was excellent! Extremely knowledgable, safe and funny. The rafting on the river was a blast and the lunch that was prepared for us afterwards was just as great. We would highly recommend this company to other travellers.

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Saludos y mil gracias por esta retunda recomendación. Fue un placer conocerles, servirles y compartir un día de sus vacaciones... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fabulous raft on Sarapiqui river! Nature during raft is beautifull and Stanley is a fun guide. Lunch afterwards was good and served at a beautiful spot at the river. We loved this experience.

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AguasBravasCR, Manager at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you Wendy for your kind review. We are honored to have you call your day spent with us - "excellent, and great" and glad you enjoyed our delicious lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine as well. we look forward to having you visit us again sometime. Happy travels until then, :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was impressed with the guides' knowledge of the river, use of English, and safety while keeping us laughing the entire trip. Highly recommend this company and would do the trip 1000x over! Thanks Stanley and Alex! Also, my compliments to the chef! Delicious food as well!

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AguasBravasCR, Manager at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you for such an expressive and heartfelt recommendation. It was an honor to have served you and a pleasure to have met you. Believe it or not, our guides have just as great of a time as you even though they do this day in and day out. It is always so fun for us to meet people from... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I am writing this review for two reasons. Firstly to recommend this company to other travellers who might want to do some river rafting. The guides ( ours was Alex) were extremely knowledgeable, capable and safe whilst still injecting lots of fun into the experience. Secondly, if you are afraid to try this like I was initially- don't be- it's... More 

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AguasBravasCR, Manager at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your very moving review. We always love when we have the opportunity to help someone turn there fear into an incredible memory and give them a new leash on life. We hope that you know have the confidence to take on even more thrilling adventures and enjoy life every chance you get. On your next trip to... More 

Znojmo, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you are looking for a fun and exciting day of rafting, these guys give you value for money 😉 not only are they very experienced, they are also great fun to spend the day with 😊 Delicious fresh fruit break and the best lunch we had in days 😜 We totally recommend to book your whitewater rafting adventure with... More 

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Thanks for your awesome review and for sharing a day with us; we really enjoyed it and look forward to having you back soon! More 

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