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Aguas Bravas Rafting Company

El Tanque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
506-2292-2072
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Owner description: Since 1992, Aguas Bravas has been Costa Rica's Whitewater Professionals. We operate rafting and jungle safari tours in more rivers throughout the... more » Owner description: 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! 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a great trip with Mauricio while on Spring Break. We started with some inshore fishing and caught 24 Red Snapper which Maricio cleaned and we took to a local restaurant and they cooked them for lunch. Then we went to a beautiful beach for snorkeling and relaxing. I would highly recommend this for families and groups with kids... More

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

Thanks for your review Suzy...but i think there is a small confusion. We are the company that did your rafting tour, from La Fortuna... not your beach fishing and snorkeling...would have loved to have seen your review of us. but glad you had a great time in Costa Rica and many wonderful experiences throughout the country! Happy travels! More

Ramsey, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Enjoyable and safe. Our experience with this company was wonderful. The guides clearly considered our safety as a priority, but also wanted us to have a great time. They were informative regarding straight up rafting, but also about animal life, geology, and history. These guys are pros.

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

Thanks for your review of our compan, we are honored by your kind words. We work hard to be sure our guides are well trained, to offer you much more than just great rafting, but also that they can share a bit of Costa Rica, flora, fauna, history, lifestyle, and more with you. We want ach guest to fall in... More

Fulshear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing time in Costa Rica and the highlight of our trip was the White Water Rafting tour! The guides were safety conscious, experienced, knowledgeable and super fun! Our guide showed us many plants and animals, and explained all about them in detail when we were on slow bits of the river. He gave terrific instructions when we... More

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

Wonderful we are definately looking forward to your next trip with us as well. It was a pleasure to serve your family, and maybe nmext time its time to conquer even greater rapids in our Class 4 section...recommended for people of 12+ years with experience! We are glad your expectations were met and exceeded by our team, thanks for taking... More

NEW YORK
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

When I called Aguas Bravas, I was looking for something that my teens would enjoy that I wouldn't find to scary. Also wanted to see some of the wildlife and was debating between a float safari or white water rafting. Aguas Bravas was able to offer me a combination of the two which was a trip on the Sarapiqui river... More

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

Thanks Randi for the review. It was a pleasure to serve you and your family and I am thrilled that you found the perfect balance of adrenaline, nature and safety with us. I knew we had just what you were looking for. So glad we were able to work the times out and get you your private tour. We look... More

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

At the end of february, we decided to celebrate our 40TH wedding anniversary in costa rica. One of our dreams, on the occasion was to go rafting. We had no prior experience and are sixty years old. We asked questions and could make a reservation via internet. We prepaid via Paypal. So on sunday morning, we arrived early on site.... More

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

What an honor to have been part of your special occassion and celebration, we are so glad we were able to help you turn your vacation dreams into lifelong memories. You are great adventurers rafting the Sarapiqui in your 60s! You are to be admired. Heres to many more healthy and happy years together. Come back and celebrate 50 with... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

From the get-go, the customer service and professionalism of Aguas Bravas was impressive. We were 2 couples that signed up for the Saripiqui river rafting trip. The ride from La Fortuna to the rafting site took over an hour, but our guide entertained us the entire way, pointed out interesting sites, monkeys, sloths, etc. Once at the river, we were... More

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

Thanks for your review. Are are glad you had an awesome experience with our team and grateful that you took the time to share it with others. Customer service and safety are our top priorities, of course awesome fun and an incredible nature experience is in there too. Glad you could see all the hard work the team puts in... More

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is hands down the best rafting outfit in Costa Rica! We had it arranged by Flavio at Go Tours. Victor is "the" tour guide to get. He's been doing this for 26 years and treats every day like it's his first. He pays attention to every detail and makes sure that safety is first. We went on the Sarapiqui... More

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

What an honor to receive such a wonderful review! Thanks for putting a smile on the whole team´s face, proud of a job well done and customers just the way we like them... not just satisfied but truly impressed. We look forward to having you back with us soon! :-) More

Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We really enjoyed this trip -- challenging enough to raise the adrenaline but never really dangerous.

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

Thanks for your review. Yup, that´s it in a nutshell... we want you to have a bit of an adrenaline rush, and have a really great time, not pay to be scared for your life! :-) We make your safety and enjoyment our priorities. Of course, we do have the upper section of Sarapiqui Class 4 and Pacuare as options... More

Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have been down the Chirripo twice with this group. Once in the "not so rainy" season and once in the rainy season. Both times the trip was very enjoyable and the guides were great. They interacted with everyone in the boat and made the trip extremely fun. The ride was a lot more fun in the rainy season since... More

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

We are looking forward to having you again! You can never get too much rafting!!! Thanks for your kind review, repeat customers are the lifeline and the greatest joy of ou company! Let us know if our travel specialists can help you plan any other part of your vacation thoughout the country! More

Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We ended an 8 day Costa Rica vacation in 3 different locations with a terrific Aguas Bravas Raft trip led by our wonderful guide Albert. My husband had booked it in advance and the kids (19 and 22) were skeptical and tired of traveling, just wanted to get to the hotel in San Jose to relax before heading home early... More

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

What a touching review! This is exactly the kind of experience and reaction from each of our guests that we work so hard far. And that fact that we cater to the few with personalized tours instead of mass tourism allows us to be flexible and make these changes to make your experience even more perfect. We are glad that... More

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