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Aguas Bravas Rafting Company

Address: El Tanque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2292-2072
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Since 1992, Aguas Bravas has been Costa Rica's Whitewater Professionals. We operate rafting and...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a great time at Sarapiqui while rafting. They made us feel welcome and safe during our tour. From the beginning with Esteban our driver, to our guide Victor, to our new friend Marlon! The tour is beautiful and the staff extremely knowledgable, we ratted 12 km and never felt in danger. This tour is a great value, the... More 

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

Good morning Brenda, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your review of our company. It is important for us that real people let future travelers know their real experiences. I am glad that you felt safe and that our staff was like friends and family. We work hard to provide the best rafting experiences in Costa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We stopped along the way to see animals, birds, reptiles. The food was amazing! Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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

Thanks so much for lettng us be a part of your vacation to paradise. We are honored to have been able to give you the Best Rafting Experience Ever! Please come back and see us again soon! More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I decided to go with Aguas Bravas because they had the best reviews on Trip Advisor and really glad that I did. They are very honest, great getting back to you and their white rafting trips are truly epic, with great guides and real professional organization. You don't wan to go to Costa Rica without taking a ride down the... More 

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

It was a pleasure to serve you Jonathan! Thanks for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your tour. We llok forward to having you back for another adventure soon. :) More 

Merced, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This company made my Costa Rica trip! Besides providing outstanding service on the trip, when I left my C.D of the trip in the van they went to exceptional lengths to get my pictures to me. I can't say enough good things about what they meant to my vacation! This is the only review I have ever done for a... More 

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

Hello again John, Thanks for posting your comments. As you saw first hand for us it is not enough to just make a sale and get you to buy a rafting or adventure with us, we want you to leave us more than satisfied, more like impressed. We are happy to be able to go that extra mile to get... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We booked directly with Aguas Bravas, although their activities can be booked from almost any hotel or tour outlet. We drove our rental car from La Fortuna to Chilamate (near La Virgen) - allow 2 hours if you are going to do that. We chose the afternoon (2pm) session - it seems that the morning sessions are much busier, with... More 

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

Hello Simon, It was great having you - we are thrilled that you had an awesome time with the Aguas Bravas team. And that you were extra blessed with an almost private tour - we at Aguas Bravas like to keep things personalized and always keep our groups small unless they are traveling together, but on the date of your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) went to Costa Rica this past June and traveled by car to Sarapiqui only to do water rafting. Victor and his team were the best. It was a very exciting experience! We felt very safe and Victor was a wonderful guide. Afterwards we had a relaxing lunch next to the river.... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind review. It is true we are not as big as some of the other companies, but that is because with over 20 years of operation we have chosen to keep that family sensation and excellent personalized attention, rather than mass tourism. We are glad you noticed and enjoyed those family touches, and very grateful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We are a family of 6, with parents in mid fifties and adult kids. We were most fortunate to have an experience of a lifetime, white water rafting in the Sarapiqui river, Costa Rica with guide Victor and Photographer Pablo, who were absolutely fantastic. Victor , certainly lived upto his reputation as the best white water rafter in Costa Rica... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Our guys work hard to be great at what they do, so glad you enjoyed your wonderful white rafting trip with us! We certainly look forward to having you back to take on even greater rivers! Happy travels. More 

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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