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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
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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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!
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Prescott, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Simply watching the faces of the rafters on the river made it perfectly obvious (to those of us who were still being indulged with a wonderful breakfast) that a most perfect day lie ahead. The facilities were very clean and well kept. In every way it was quite clear that Aguas Bravas holds customers in high esteem and does everything... More 

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Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent! The post trip food and facilities were fantastic! The Guides were wonderful and super friendly! I would use them again when I return to Costa Rica!

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

Thanks for your review... we can´t wait until you do come back to Costa Rica to have the opportunity to serve you again!. We are glad you loved it, and out take out point and lunch have just been improved even more. :) Happy travels til we meet again! More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend Aguas Bravas for your first experience..The staff here are super friendly and they do not rush you at all. The staff allowed us to get comfortable with our gear and were more than willingly to take time to take group pictures for me and my friends. When we hit the river our guide was super cool and thought... More 

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

Our staff had a pleasure serving your group, right from the reservation process on through the complete operation of your tour and lunch. We are thrilled that you enjoyed every minute of it! With Aguas Bravas, we are always clear on 2 priorities: Your safety, and customer service, so when our clients need or want a little time to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I could not recommend Aguas Bravas enough. I had had a bad experience many years ago while rafting in France and was fairly hesitant to get back in a raft. Aguas Bravas professionalism, and Gustavo's excellent guidance, I thoroughly enjoyed rafting and look forward to doing so in the future. A five star experience, great people, and an awesome set... More 

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

Wow! What an excellent review; we are glad to have been part of your therapy to overcome a bad memory and replace it with incredible memories of a great time in the water; safe and fun. We applaud you for trying again and are glad you chose to trust us for this adventure. We sure do llok forward to the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I confirm everything my fellow trip-advisers have already written, this is by far the best adventure you can have in Costa Rica, in particular for a family with teenagers. You cannot miss it, do not worry if you have never done rafting before. It was class 3 on 25/12/2014, very safe, very professional, worth every penny; you'll get soaked, but... More 

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

Thanks for your lovely review. We are always honored to hear the emotion in the words of our happy guests. We can´t wait to have you back next time, and thanks for referring us to your friends and fello TA readers. :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The experience was AWESOME! Take it from someone that does whitewater rafting often. The cost of the event was much less than I would pay in the U.S. The guides, all three of them, were fantastic. The photographer took over a hundred pictures while he was kayaking around us. I was amazed at the LOW cost of $20 for more... More 

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

Thanks for your awesome expert review Howard. We are pleased that you see the value in our tour, the incredible jungle river, the great service of our guides and staff, and the quality pictures of our photographer. Most of all we are pleased that you had a great time and we look forward to having you join us again sometime.... More 

Renkum, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went rafting on the river and it was much fun! We were brought in a small bus (and actually a bit too much people according to the seats) up the river and from there we went in the boat with the five of us and an instructor. It was so much fun and exciting! Somewhere in the middle of... More 

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

Thanks for your review - we are glad you had an awesome time on the river with us. We are of course very safety concientious and don´t over stuff our vans or boats passed their recommended seats, in fact on the vans we try to leave up to 3 seats unused for your added comfort, but sometimes it is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived early & was treated to a nature walk on their grounds. Provided clean washrooms, change rooms & showers. We were able to keep our bags in the office while out on the raft for safe keeping. Our guide, Victor & women in office spoke great English. Victor made our first rafting experience on the Sarapiqui River memorable &... More 

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

Thanks for choosing Aguas Bravas for your rafting adventure, and for taking the time to leave your review for future travelers. we are pleased that you had a great time and enjoyed the great fruit and delicious lunch as well. we would be honored to have you back next time you are in Costa Rica. More 

Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We spent the morning of Christmas Day rafting with the Aguas Bravas crew. The crew is great - it's nothing fancy, but so much fun. Everything was well organized and the river was fantastic. The lunch after rafting was also great. I highly recommend this company - we felt safe and well taken-care of. Thanks!

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

Thanks for your review. We are honored that you chose to let us be a part of your adventurous Christmas celebration. It was an honor to serve you and we are glad that you had a wonderful time and a wonderful lunch. Happy travels; we hope they bring you back our way soon. :) More 

Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a wonderful experience. This was our first time white water rafting. It was just the two of us in the raft with Victor. JJ was in his kayak as well as Victor's son. We would highly recommend this tour. The lunch afterwards was wonderful.

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

It was our pleasure to serve you and we appreciate your review. With Aguas Bravas, we are careful to keep our groups small, and sometimes you even get lucky enough to get a private tour! Glas you enjoyed it; see you next time. More 

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