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Address: On the Corner of Highway 142 and Calle 472 | Across the Street From the Church in the Central Park of la Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 9419
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Description: Costa Rica Descents is an adventure outfitter specializing in whitewater...
Costa Rica Descents is an adventure outfitter specializing in whitewater rafting. On our customized excursions you will literally plunge headfirst into the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica. Imagine the excitement of whitewater rafting combined with the picturesque environment of Costa Rica's tropical rain forests. With safety as our number one priority, we hand-pick only highly trained and personable guides, whose primary concern is the quality of your experience.We also offer a chance for you to observe our exotic and colorful tropical birds with a qualified ecology expert. With us you can soak away your stress in natural hot springs, explore the country on horseback or a mountain bike and come face to face with the rainforest canopy. We make sure you take full advantage of everything this country s natural beauty has to offer.
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Extremely Competent, Fantastically Fun

I'd never rafted before, but this company provided all the information necessary to safely raft down the rapids. While out, I received a minor injury but was promptly given the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I'd never rafted before, but this company provided all the information necessary to safely raft down the rapids. While out, I received a minor injury but was promptly given the attention it required and was taken by the owner, personally, to the medical facility to get the treatment. Apart from that, the staff is very professional while also being hilarious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

great guides very funny and great rafting with good people! very safe and a lot of fun! -nahisha serfas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The tour was great, they make sure you know what your doing if not the guides will help you out. The guides were great very nice and fun to be around. The best part of the tour was the organic farm they took us to for lunch. My husband and I thought that was the best food ever. The lady... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I did not book directly with CR Descent, but through a tour agency. CR Descent picked us up from our hotel stay at La Fortuna Suites on time. We then took a 30-45min drive to our location, which they say depends on the weather. There was a total of 11 of us, so we took 2 raft. Our raft guide... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our family of 4 did the rafting today. Great fun, especially the first part with some level 3 and 4 (?) rapids. The team of guides around Werner White Water did a great job. We saw quite a few animals up in the trees. Lunch at the organic farm was good and their explanations afterwards interesting. Good job guys!

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Sherman, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I am probably the least adventurous person you will ever meet, so I came to Costa Rica to get over that. Did the Balsa River rafting tour. So much fun!! SO glad I did it. Jose and his crew are the best! They all made me feel safe and prepared. The river was a nice mix of Rapids and gentler... More 

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Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great tour, very exciting! Yummy food for lunch at an organic farm. Guides were very friendly and professional. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

This was an awesome excursion. It was so much fun and I always felt so safe with the guides. The lunch was delicious and the tour guides were hilarious and so knowledgeable. Jose, Peter and the rest of the team were so great! Thank you!!! Kim

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We loved our whitewater rafting tour! Our guide Jose was great - felt safe the entire time and he was hilarious. Loved the lunch & presentation at the organic farm afterward. Definitely the best Costa Rican meal we had all trip! Highly recommend this tour company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful white-water rafting trip! Alberto was fantastic! He was really knowlegeable and told us all about our surroundings, even picked up a blue jean frog to show us. We did Class II/III rapids which were exhilirating on the Balsa River. Beautiful scenery and the water was refreshing! After the rapids, they brought us to an all organic farm who provided... More 

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