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Costa Rica Descents

On the main road, towards the volacno in front of Lava Lounge Bar and Grill, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 8361-2993 / (506) 2479-7308
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Costa Rica Descents is an adventure outfitter specializing in whitewater rafting. On our customized excursions you will literally plunge headfirst... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was one of the best excursions we've taken in La Fortuna! The staff were outstanding. Jose was our guide and his knowledge of the Balsa River and his Costa Rican environment, combined with his witty sense of humor and comedic charm made this a tremendous day. The river trip was followed by lunch at an organic Costa Rican farm... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were staying near Arenal during the "green season" at the end of June 2014. As we were expecting rain, we thought we might as well do a water-based activity. We signed up for the Advanced Rafting trip through our hotel. The information said the rapids would be class 3-4. We were picked up from our hotel and made a... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We did the Rio Balsa rafting with CR Descents in the end of June 2014. Our daughter is 11 and the son of my brother was 8. Both families absolutely enjoyed the rafting as well as the whole trip. Very professional approach, great guides, good and safe equipment (however they should have smaller life vests for kids - it is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We booked out rafting with Costa Rica Descents as this company was highly recommended. This experience was A LOT better than what we expected. We had such a fun time and really enjoyed our day. The tour guides make it fun, educational, and make it very safe. The food was a plus and after eating at many places in Fortuna,... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

White water rafting was a real thrill, yet, we felt safe with our guide, Jose. In addition to the group of rafts, three kayaks accompanied us for the purpose of taking pictures and as a safety precaution. The tour was so much more than we anticipated! Events were planned both before and after the rafting adventure. Jose had us sample... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My brother, friend and I went to Arenal for some adventure and fun and the rafting was amazing! I have been flaoting down rivers before but this was my first big one and Alberto and his staff were great and really knew what they were doing, safety, pictures, all of it! Can't wait to go back and go it again!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The raft trip was outstanding and very well organized. I know a bit about whitewater rafting. In my youth, I worked as a white water raft guide over several summers in California. Our guide (Jocsan) was as professional and competent as I have ever met. His safety briefing was outstanding. Our post rafting excursion to the organic farm was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our best time on the trip was with Alberto and Jose at Costa Rica Descents! They both have Real local knowledge and skills to pay the bills! Alberto is very good at being the solo kayak, making sure everybody was safe and taking photos, he even pointed out a sloth while we were on the river! Jose was our raft... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Had a great day in the river with Costa Rica Descents! We where so happy with the tour and the guys are so professional and nice. We will recommend this for everyone . Thanks alot !

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Our rafting adventure included many highlights. Fast rapids, beautiful birds along the shore and an excellent guide capped off by a visit to an organic farm afterwards. Along the river we saw Striped Heron and Kingfishers galore. Christian, our guide provided excellent help as he led the way and directed us when to paddle. The organic food at the farm... More

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