Exploradores Outdoors
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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San Pedro, Costa Rica

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Tim G
Manchester, UK46 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Amazing 1 day rafting trip on the Rio Pacuare. Even better than expected. The level of the rapids were just right to be challenging enough to be difficult and feel like you could be toppled out, but not dangerous at all and well within beginner capabilities. The scenery was incredible and we had a good breakfast and lunch included in the day as well as some fresh pineapple by the river. The guides really made the day so enjoyable, they were all so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable giving information about Costa rica and the wildlife. They gave us lots of information on the bus to the starting point and then time to practice in the water before starting the rapids, so it was all very safe. We had Eduardo as our boat guide who was brilliant at not only guiding us on the raft but showed us lots of wildlife on the way. Also the head guide Miguel was on our bus from Puerto Viejo was great as well. Incredibly well organised company, easily organising a big group that day and we were picked up in Puerto Viejo and dropped off in San Jose.
Written November 17, 2022
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TucsonBorn
Tucson, AZ177 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Exploradores Outdoors did an exceptional job. They had great safety precautions and equipment, experienced guides with great personalities, and this was the most breathtakingly beautiful rafting trip we have experienced. Class IV Rafting is riskier than I realized, having only rafted up to class III in the US. The rafting company did nothing wrong, but rivers are unpredictable and our raft ended up on its side wrapped against a boulder in class IV rapids. Three of us were washed out of the raft and the remaining three people had to do a somewhat treacherous jump off of a boulder into the rapids. I would not recommend this rafting trip if you are unable to swim to the edge of a river bank and climb out (they also had rescue kayakers to help), or if you are unable to do something like jump off of a rock if your raft gets stuck. I think I would’ve been comfortable with the risk level as a solo traveler or a young couple, but watching my 14-year-old son disappear under class IV rapids is an image I won’t ever forget . Thankfully, everyone was OK aside from a few bruises and we had an absolute blast other than this one part of the experience. For our risk tolerance, we have decided class III is our max from now on. Again, this is an exceptional company, but I think people should understand the risks. This was also an exceptional deal, transporting us from the S. Caribbean coast, providing two meals and taking us to our hotel in San Jose for $100 each! And they provided professional photos of the entire trip for only $25! One other suggestion: please install seatbelts on your bus. Statistically, the risk of an auto accident is probably much greater than a rafting accident. Covid safety protocols were also good. And if you’re comfortable with class IV, this is the most scenic river and the best company to do it with!
Written January 15, 2022
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Audrey M
7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We booked a transfer from Cahuita to La Fortuna with rafting on the Reventazon River.
The logistics are great, they pick you up in front of your hotel/house and leave you in front of the next one, and provide breakfast and lunch.
We were the only ones having booked the rafting on the Reventazon River, all the others having booked the Pacuare River. We were not sure about the safety, having never done rafting before. They advised us to do the Pacuare River, where 6 boats in total would be used and 2 kayaks, rather than one boat with us alone and the guide. Furthermore, the Pacuare River was at an excellent level, not too low and not too high.
We couldn't have been happier to have followed their advice. The Pacuare River is wonderful and we never felt unsafe, with the kayaks always present at the key points of the rapids. Our guide Angel was precise with his orders and his piloting, and we did all the descent without any fall in the water, but obviously all wet ! We had the chance to have a great team on our raft ! We saw plenty of Cormorans and Kingfishers and we swam in a canyon in the middle of the tropical forest. The river is magical, surrounded by the rainforest all the way, with just nature and sometimes natives people.
This has been one of our best experience in Costa Rica !
Written October 25, 2021
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Isabelle Rose S
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Pacuare white water rafting tour + breakfast and lunch

Definitely recommend. Our guide (Roberto I think) was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

We were beginners and it was a little challenging at times but the rafting guide (Roy I think) was great.

Beautiful scenery, and lots of excitement, great day!

Definitely wear shorts and a t shirt!
Written June 12, 2022
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David C
McKinney, TX3 contributions
Jul 2022
PACUARE RIVER 1-DAY EXPEDITION - This was a lot of fun and only took one day. The day starts early but there is a lot of fun involved. I would recommend not planning on doing anything else the day of your excursion.
The guide was excellent and made the trip safe and exciting. The photos that you can get from them are quite amazing and well worth the additional fee.
Written July 20, 2022
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Dana S
Sacramento, CA71 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Great experience! They definitely take safety seriously so expect to get the full rundown of possibilities and how to respond if things go awry. While this was CERTAINLY a thrill, the guides are so strong and technically advanced that they know how to navigate that river and make it a good time for all. Thanks to JC for a fun-filled day full of laughs and adventure….and it was a LONG day. They put in a lot of work to make it a great experience for guests from hotel pick-up, breakfast, gear, lunch, and hotel drop-off. Some folks had a ton of luggage so watching them load all that after a whole day of rafting one of the top rivers in the world, hard workers!
Written January 2, 2022
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Janet L
Ann Arbor, MI226 contributions
Jan 2022
Rafting part of the trip and meals were a 5 (although water was quite low so not as big of rapids in parts of river), but the bus ride back was problematic. Our guide, Kenneth, was a lot of fun and very knowledgable and got us through the river great with nobody falling out (one close call). Beautiful scenery along the river and it is a lot of tour for the money...transportation, two meals, and 4 hours of rafting. We had problems on way back though when our driver spoke very little english and did not know where our hotel was (despite being told he did know before we took off). We were between san jose and rafting, so we should have been first off bus. Instead he went past it and took us close to san jose before calling for location. We were at one point 3 miles from hotel but then he kept going and took all passengers throughout san jose and had to turn around after and go 30 min back to our hotel thus dropping us off 1 hour after the expected 5:30 drop-off. A long and unnecessary 3.5 hr bus ride after a long day. Photo package was reasonable (25 bucks for 50 photos) and appreciated.
Written January 24, 2022
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Coarten F
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Solo
Do not choose this company for the shuttle Service from tortuguero to la fortuna, puerto viejo or san jose. While according to the Homepage this takes 5hrs approximately, the drive was 7 hours. The reason was not the traffic, but the 1hr wait for switching Shuttles, as the company drives to its warehouse first, where you will wait 1 hour for people Who went Rafting and will later join your shuttle to the final destination. Drive Was 6 hours (without traffic jam) plus 1hr wait. Plus the van was in very bad condition and the driver drove crazy, to a point where I would not feel very safe. The other shuttle Providers are faster Plus offer wifi and better shuttle vans. While the Rafting Tour seems to be nice, the shuttle Service is a rio off!
Written March 16, 2022
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bac0nmj
Groton, MA13 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
As part of a Costa Rica travel package, we did a three-hour Pacuare River white water rafting trip with Exploradores Outdoors. They were fantastic! The guides/instructors were friendly and knew their stuff. They successfully navigated us (a raft with seven people) through Level 3 and 4 white water rapids. Most importantly...they made it all fun. Highly recommend.
Written June 8, 2021
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Sam L
Denver, CO37 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
This experience was SO fun and thrilling. All the guides were great and I felt safe because each guide was qualified to help you and bring you on their raft if you fell off (which I did) and there was two kayakers who followed us around for the express purpose of helping us if we fell out and taking pictures. The transportation was great, the rafts were nice, the food provided was delicious, I was never rushed, and they had facilities where you can change and shower after rafting which is key because most people had a longer ride back to their accommodations. The photos they took were beautiful and priced well. The Pacuare river was stunning. I would not have wanted to raft anywhere else. One note: if you want to tip, bring plenty of money because they don’t share tips. That means you have to tip the kayakers, bus drivers, and raft instructors separately. Would definitely come back to Costa Rica and do this experience again!
Written August 7, 2022
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