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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Since 1992, Aguas Bravas has been Costa Rica's Whitewater Professionals. We...

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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Sarapiqui River Rafting Class II-III Rapids
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Good and exciting experience

Costa Rica has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. Initially my focus was to see the rainforests and birds. My relative booked this water rafting trip for me. It turned... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Costa Rica has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. Initially my focus was to see the rainforests and birds. My relative booked this water rafting trip for me. It turned out to be a great experience. I had never done water rafting before, but discovered that it was so easy to do as team work. The scenery along... More 

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

Thanks for your review Chris. We are glad you loved your white water rafting adventure with us and that we had the opportunity to host your first rafting experience. And you are right Costa Rica is a beautiful and amazing place, and the Sarapiqui River is no exception - this area is world renowned and studied each year by countless... More 

Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Students and I (Dr. Chris Hirschler) loved rafting on the Rio Balsa with our guide Victor! We had a blast and were well-taken care of. Thank you!

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

Thanks Dr Hirschler for your review. It was a pleasure to meet and serve you and your incredible student group. We are glad you had a great time with our qualified guides like Victor, and we look forward to next years group! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The white water rafting was very intense! We were able to see many of the wild animals in their natural habitat. The tour guides knew all of the different animal species and were extremely friendly with good English! We stopped halfway through the tour on a black sand bar. We had fresh cut pineapple and coconut cookies. It was a... More 

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

Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a wonderful time on your tour with us. It was our pleasure to get to know you and serve you. we hope to have you back again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lot of fun on this personal rafting tour. It was not crowded with other guests--which we love!Our guide was able to share a lot about the wildlife and conservation strategies of Costa Rica. We saw a tucan! We also received great photos from the additional guide. Was a blast, thank you!

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

Thank you for choosing Aguas Bravas and for sharing your experience. All the things you mentioned are what sets Aguas Bravas apart from the multitude. It was a pleasure to share a little of our paradise with you! More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time white water rafting and we loved it! The company were professional and friendly, focused on safety but also ensuring we had an amazing time - enjoying the exhilaration of the rapids but they were also keen to point out the abundant wildlife along the river banks.

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

Thanks for your review. It is always our pleasure to serve each of our guests, and we especially love the challenge and the honor to serve first time rafters. We love thrilling you and pushing you beyond what you think you are capable, always with safety and professionalism, so you end the adventure commpletely satisfied and have a new realization... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went out last week with my family of four. Two of us had been rafting before, two hadn't, but we all had a fantastic time. Our guide Greg was knowledgeable and engaging and the whole company seemed to stress having fun safely. I'd go again tomorrow.

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

We would love to have you join us again, whenever your schedule permits. Glad you shared a day of your holiday vacation with us and that you had an awesome time! We truly love to serve families, having fun together and creating lifelong memories. Hope this new year is full of amazing places to travel and awesome things to do... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great ride Stanley our guide was great. Kids really enjoyed, would have liked to do it again. The river was great.

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

Come on back and we'll go again! It was a pleasure to serve you, thanks so much for your review! More 

Portsmouth, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We had never white water rafting before. We're were in a group of fifteen and of mixed ages and abilities so split over class two and three experiences, all $65 per person. The team were really safety conscious and checked the size of the children in our party before proceeding. We were all fitted with appropriately sized helmets and life... More 

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

Thanks for your detailed review, it is great information for future visitors. we had a pleasure serving your gang and are glad you all enjoyed yourselves! Happy travels, and come back and see us again sometime! More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

AMAZING! Everything was great about my experience and I can definitely speak on behalf of my friends!

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

Thanks for letting us serve you and your friends with this incredible whitewater rafting experience! It was surely our pleasure. We look forard to having you back soon and wish you a very merry Christmas. More 

Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Class 2 and 3 Rapids were fun but not overly stimulating - exactly as advertised. Nice combination of rapids and leisurely ride through the rainforest. We saw monkeys, swam in the river and paddled through a brief rainstorm. Our guide Antonio was very good and so was our driver Sandro. Nice lunch on the river at the end. Well organized... More 

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

Thanks for that beautiful review, thats pretty much what everyone should know when reserving with Aguas Bravas - you will get high quality, professional guides and drivers, an amazing fun and safe adventure through the incredible tropical river of Sarapiqui with plenty of time to enjoy it, and a delicious authentic Costa Rican meal. The drive from La Fortuna is... More 

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