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Address: Mts Norte del Ebais 75, La Virgen 41002, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2761 1123
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING. Since 1990, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center has...

WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING. Since 1990, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center has offered the best in Costa Rica whitewater rafting trips and kayaking clinics for adventurers of all abilities, from beginners to experts.Based out of our most convenient location in La Virgen de Sarapiqui,Sarapiquí Outdoor Center river trips and instructional clinics are only 90 minutes from La Fortuna,San Jose and Caribean .Enjoy the abundant wildlife of the numerous species of birds that live here, swim in a natural pools, hike our trails, use the community kitchen, private parking and hammock lounge. If you want some more adventure in your day, check out our rafting trips and kayaking clinics.Sarapiquí River is a Natural Monument of Costa Rica. The Best River for White water rafting in The country. Class : II & III – III & IV - IV & V.Go white whater Rafting with the us….

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River rafting

Great adventure. The instructor took the time to teach my kids and keep them safe. After the raft trip they provided fresh fruit and coconut water straight from the coconut.

Reviewed April 22, 2017
Barbara K
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is a little pricy for the quality you get. But Angel gives free evening walks (starting around 6pm) in the garden and jungle around the hotel. I really recommend you take the tour with Angel because hé is really funny and we saw a lot of different animals (sloth, opposum, frogs, bats, bio-gas organic, ...)

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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Great adventure. The instructor took the time to teach my kids and keep them safe. After the raft trip they provided fresh fruit and coconut water straight from the coconut.

Thank Barbara K
outdoorcenter1, Owner at Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Barbara thanks for you review our staff hope to see your famil agging More 

Atenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

We had an amazing time rafting at the Outdoor Center on March 17th in La Virgen, Sarapiqui. Everyone was so nice and informative and the rafting trip was absolutely stunning! We were on the 2/3 rafting trip and the rapids were so much fun! Our guides Erik and Luis were very informative about the National Park and its inhabitants around... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

My sister and I did 2 kayak tours with David. The first was on Class I and II waters. David did a great job orienting us regarding safety and on how to get the most out of our tour. My sister had no experience on flowing water, and was very happy with the whole experience. The second tour was on... More 

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

We had a great 1/2 day rafting with Sarapiqui Outdoor Center with my family (husband and six year old twins). We had lunch there which was included delicious BBQ ribs and fresh salads. Thank you David for a great day - we will be back!

Thank Denise W
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

had a lot of fun rafting for the first time here! all the employees were nice and accommodating when we running behind schedule. had very delicious pineapple there after the rafting trip.

Thank Lisa C
Orange Co, CA
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

My boyfriend and I booked a 3 hour river rafting trip with Sarapiqui Outdoor Center Dec 2016. It was just the two of us with Eric as our river guide and Luis leading us in the solo kayak taking photos as we made our way down the river. The water was running fast and the rapids were strong. The best... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

We had an excellent full-day of rafting which we can highly recommend. We were driven up river quite a bit and shared the boat with another couple which worked out very well. The guide was very good and we found it impressive that they had a top kayaker out spotting the route and ready to act if anyone fell in.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

The staff of Sarapiqui outdoor center are lovely. We booked a half-day tour and stayed for lunch. The river is briljant. The team of sarapiqui start the river from morning coffee which is a bonus since the other agencies start from a lower spot and don't include two breathtaking rapids. Our captain was Eric he did an amazing job together... More 

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sarapiquiOutdoor, Owner at Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, responded to this review

Thank you and I know the this review its gone help others make the diferent and choose family business to run better. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went rafting through the outdoor center on Class III-IV Rapids. Our guides, Erick, Andrey and Steven were amazing and so fun. They instructed us well and by the end we felt like family. The Rapids are insane and continuous. You're basically in a rapid the majority of the time you're on the water. It was so... More 

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