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Costa Rica Descents
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Costa Rica Descents is an adventure outfitter specializing in whitewater rafting. On our customized excursions you will literally plunge headfirst into the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica. Imagine the excitement of whitewater rafting combined with the picturesque environment of Costa Rica's tropical rain forests. With safety as our number one priority, we hand-pick only highly trained and personable guides, whose primary concern is the quality of your experience.We also offer a chance for you to observe our exotic and colorful tropical birds with a qualified ecology expert. With us you can soak away your stress in natural hot springs, explore the country on horseback or a mountain bike and come face to face with the rainforest canopy. We make sure you take full advantage of everything this country s natural beauty has to offer.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Traveled with a group of 4 late June to La Fortuna area. Stumbled into the Costa Rica Descents office to inquire about some white water rafting one night and met Sofia.. I regret booking a few tours ahead of arriving in La Fortuna since this office made it so easy to do in person!

Sofia can literally book everything for you! She was so helpful and answered all of our questions. While we ultimately opted out of white water rafting, our group booked a day at Baldi hot springs, a boat tour of Cano Negro, and even taxis and shuttle buses around Costa Rica.

In the future, Sofia will definitely be our go to person in La Fortuna. She really took the time to explain all of our options, suggest activities we hadn't even thought of, and even recommended a Soda we ate at every single day!

Genuine people who truly wanted our group to leave CR happy.

Thank Jennifer D
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crdescents, Owner at Costa Rica Descents, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Thank you for choosing Costa Rica Descents, we will be sure to pass this great review on to our staff and Sophia !

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

My friend and I are physically restricted from the extreme attractions that this great company is known for. We stayed for 3 weeks in April and Roger along with the entire staff made our trip a very positive experience. They helped us navigate the area in a knowledgeable and friendly way.
Check out the sustainable farm tour, it's amazing. Thanks to all at Costa Rican Descents for your hospitality.

Thank Mike A
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crdescents, Owner at Costa Rica Descents, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

It was amazing to have you here ! Thank you for providing other reviewers with such positive feedback!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our group of 17 traveled to La Fortuna from June 30th to July 6th on the Living Social deal with Costa Rica Descents. What an amazing trip!! Roger, Sophia, Danny, Jose, Walter, Dorian, Esteban along with everyone else were extremely helpful, informative and wonderful. The Class III, IV and V rafting adventure was stupendous. We were in great hands with Hawkson as our guide. We thought we were doing most of the rowing but looking back at the pictures Hawkson had his hands full!!! Safety is first and foremost at Costa Rica Descents. Not once did we feel that our lives were in danger. We trekked the Arenal Volcano with my 75 year old mother. Our guide, Walter, was very patient with all of us. What a beautiful country!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank sargeslh
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crdescents, Owner at Costa Rica Descents, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

We are extremely pleased to read that both you and your group enjoyed your trip here in Costa Rica. It was our pleasure to have you here and we hope you return for another vacation soon!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We first came across Costa Rica Descents through a Livingsocial.com deal. Prior to the actual trip, I had a LOT of contact with them through email and phone with my million questions about payment, booking, adding extra nights, and adding an extra person. This company spent so much time and attention on us, I don't even know how they managed to take care of anyone else!! :)

From the moment we landed at the airport to the moment we left Costa Rica, we were completely in Costa Rica Descents' hands, and they provided an experience and treatment for which I'm so grateful that this review does not seem nearly enough.

From its office staff to its tour guides, drivers, and even the great companies they hand pick to work with--- it wasn't the rafting, rappelling, horseback riding, zip lining, atv riding, hot springs, hikes, excursions, boat rides, snorkeling, nature tours, delicious food, or great hotels---it was the PEOPLE at Costa Rica Descents that made it the great trip that it was and make it the amazing business that it is.

Sofia, Isaac, Roger, and Mariana (office), Johnny, Emmanuel, Oscar, Jose, Jacson, Danny (tours), Gonzo, Erick (transportation): thank you so very much for your kindness and for taking our trip to the next level. Thank you very much to anyone whose name I left out. :) I have the memory of a goldfish! :)

I left Costa Rica with amazing memories I will have with me forever, and I owe so much of it to you all!! :) :) Big hug to you!! :)

Thank Jackie M
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crdescents, Owner at Costa Rica Descents, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Thank you for your recommendation ! It was a pleasure to have you here and we really hope to have you back one day soon!

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We first did the volcano and hotsprings tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and great once we got there, but we sat in a van for 45 min before starting the tour, waiting for another family to come, and the family never showed up, so we basically wasted almost an hour of our time sitting in a van.

We also tried going whitewater rafting, but there was a big misunderstanding and they claimed that they came to pick us up at our hostel and we weren't there, but we know we were (we were even early) and nobody ever came by to pick us up. Not sure what happened, but we spent the entire morning on the phone with the company trying to get our money back. Thought it was very unprofessional for them to accuse us of staying out late and getting drunk the night before and being hungover in the morning which is why we weren't there, which absolutely was NOT the case. They also never took down our phone number to contact us at, which would have been a simple solution to contacting us in the morning when they said they could not find us. We did get our money back in the end, but we were disappointed that were not able to go rafting.

Heard great things about their rafting though and organic farm they take you to. Wish we had a better experience with this company.

1  Thank Alyssa C
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