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Sarapiqui River

Costa Rica
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: This narrow river offers white-water rafting that's enjoyable at every level.
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Fabulous fun high waters rated 2-3 in difficulty some beautiful scenery along the route and wildlife as a bonus. Look out for the Vultures. Our instructor wss friendly and knowledgeable - great experience. $60 per person for 2.5 hrs.

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Farnham, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a fantastic time on the river Sarapiqui with the wonderful Walter who guided us safely but also with plenty of excitement through the grade 2 and 3 rapids. Kids were very impressed by the "superman" rapid. Don't miss out.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our intrepid team of 5 headed off with Flow Tours to white water raft the Sarapiqui River. The rains had just started and the flow down the river was great especially for first timers. Never once did we feel unsafe as our guide Rohland was exceptional. He made the trip fun and full of laughter and exhilarating. At the half... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Took a boat tour of this river on Christmas day. Nice, calm and relaxing ride. Make sure to bring a DSLR camera with a telephotos lens to take high quality pictures. The other passengers on the boat were disappointed that they brought their point-and-shoot camera and couldn't get the range or sharpness in their photos. I recommend this boat ride... More

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New York City, New York
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175 reviews 175 reviews
27 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We took an easy boat ride on the Sarapiqui River to view birds and we got to see more than 20 varieties. Also a caiman on the shore. The water line was very very low so the boat driver had to navigate the waters slowly which was better for us since we fell upon a family of howlers in the... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We visited the Sarapiqui River as part of an organized tour. We participated in a boat ride during which our guide pointed out monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas and various types of birds. It was a great way to enjoy the river and nature.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The Rio Sarapiqui reminds me of the lovely rushing streams of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Windsor, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

During the second week of August, I travelled to Costa Rica. My mom (56) and I decided (29) decided to do some White Water Rafting. We have NEVER done this before. We went to the Sarapique River which is a hour and a half away from Arenal. We used Desafio for our WWR tour and our tour guide was Frank... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We book this boat trip with Grey line and I feel fortunate to get this trip, which has not usually appeared in other tour company's recommendation list --- which is unfortunate. The trip is on the boat, it is very safe and not challenge (my mother feels very easy and happy). We see a lot of animals, including crocodile, cayman,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We took a one day trip from Rainforest Adventures. Drove to, and took the 11/2 aerial cabin ride through the rainforest, outbound on the forest floor level, back at tree top level.A true lifetime experience! Had lunch nearby and met the monkeys close up. Then we took the gentle boat ride up and down the river. We saw birds ,... More

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