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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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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

2 reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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

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