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Address: El Tanque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2292 2072
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Since 1992, Aguas Bravas has been Costa Rica's Whitewater Professionals...
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! You can choose your activities, making combos of activities in one or two days, with or without transport, as you want! You can also sleep in our new hostel Islas del Rio, at the same place. 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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An educational thrill from beginning to end

Victor, our guide, made this thrilling trip through the rapids entertaining and educational. He showed us wildlife that we would have, otherwise, overlooked. He told us about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Mark S
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Victor, our guide, made this thrilling trip through the rapids entertaining and educational. He showed us wildlife that we would have, otherwise, overlooked. He told us about the history and ecology of the area as he expertly guided us through the occasionally scary rapids. There was the rare "oops" from Victor, but they only added to the fun. Pablo, the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We got a full package with these guys - everything from transportation, food, protective clothing and rafting was excellent. I could trust my life with Gustav and Pablo who took us on the raft which was 7 mile joy ride. I actually fell off twice but was quickly and expertly pulled out of the water. I even got an opportunity... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Instructors were amazing and fun going! The rafting was intense and fun... Worth it! We all wanted to go again! An experience of a life time. It was awesome being able to capture our experience with the photography that was taken... Highly recommended!

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Our first time. We had lunch first, it was delicious. We had poor weather, but we all made the best of it. The guides were excellent. Young men in kayaks were talented. Gustavo was our driver/steering man. He was knowledgable & strong. Was an awesome adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

High adventure on the Rio Sarapiqui Costa Rica !!! Felt like we were family and not customers! Pure adventure with white water, incredible birds, monkeys and fauna !!! Lunch afterwards was delicious ! Third time to Costa Rica and this river trip made it by far the most memorable! The pictures we bought were priceless!

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

Thanks for your review Dru, we are honored to have been a part of your most memorable trip to Costa Rica so far, and we hope that we will be part of your future trips and memories too. With us, each of our clients is family, and we are happy to have you be a part of this big happy... More 

Mount Pleasant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our family had a great time on this rafting trip. The guide was wonderful. I highly recommend this trip.

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

Thanks! First for choosing Aguas Bravas for your rafting adventure. Second for sharing your comments with the virtual world. And most of all, for your recommendation. That means the world to us! We hope to have you join us again sometime soon. :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Been using these guys with my high school groups for 9 years. Always a top notch experience. Great lunch back at the house and photos provided at the end to purchase on CD.

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

Thanks for your review! As always it is a pleasure to serve you and your groups! Thanks for the confidence instilled in us year after year to take great care of those in your care, as well as offering great educational and fun experiences in this jungle paradise. See you next year! Stay safe! :) More 

Mountain View, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

our group ranged in age from 10 to 70, and everyone had s great time. Friendly yet safety-focused guides made us feel safe on the water and in the trees, the clean facilities were pleasant for recuperating and dining. The staff could not have been more accommodating of our group's scheduling challenges. A definite winner!

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

Thankk you for the review. We are always happy to do everything we can to work with scheduling issues our groups may have (safety and river conditions permitting). Thats the great thing about this tour - its the perfect blend of adventure and nature making it a reat time for mom and dad, the kids, the teens, and grandma and... More 

San Carlos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our river rafting with Aguas Bravas was the highlight of our trip. Out kids loved it and our guide Victor was great about showing us the wildlife and even stopped to find some poison dart frogs. We were also surprised that our lunch afterwards was excellent, one of our best Costa Rica meals!

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

Thanks for making our day! There is nothing we love more than hearing that we are the highlight of a vacation that has been planned and dreamed about. It is such an honor to be able to turn those dreams into lifelong memories. Thanks for choosing Aguas Bravas and for sharing your experience with others. We hope we have the... More 

Boston MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I had such a great time with Aguas Bravas, they made the experience special and really wanted us to have a great time! We saw amazing wildlife and our guide made sure we knew what ever bird, frog and animal was. Victor gave us an awesome ride and was very helpful and fun! I highly recommend to anyone!!

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

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you had an awesome and got to learn a bit about the amazing flora and fauna that surrounds the thrillind waves of the Sarapiqui River. We will pass your comments along to Victor. :) Happy travels, til we meet again! More 

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