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Address: 1 km west of the Chilamate School | 300 Meters West Rancho Magallanes, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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+506 2292 2072
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Since 1992, Aguas Bravas has been Costa Rica's Whitewater Professionals. We...

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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US$65.00*
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Sarapiqui River Rafting Class II-III Rapids
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Rafting through an amazing landscape

Staff were friendly and took care of our bags from the centre and drove us approximately up river 15 mins to the rafts. Guides were warm and friendly giving a quick brief before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Ryan M
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were friendly and took care of our bags from the centre and drove us approximately up river 15 mins to the rafts. Guides were warm and friendly giving a quick brief before departing on the trip. Really relaxed, with plenty of opportunity to swim alongside the raft to cool down and spot wildlife (howler monkeys) along the route which... More 

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't have been happier with our first rafting experience. My sister and I felt quite adventurous and a little scared for our first time but our guides were so fun and went through all of the safety procedures so we felt comfortable and so excited. They were quite knowledgable about the plants, animals and overall area so we were... More 

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gerencia100, Reservations at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments!! It was a pleasure!! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. We felt well taken care of from start to finish. Apparently it's a slow season for the region because we practically had the river to ourselves. We were served a lovely lunch afterward on tableclothed tables overlooking the river, not a bag lunch of cheap cold cut sandwiches and chips! Our guide Antonio had been doing this for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had 6 people (3 Adults, and 3 Kids). There was 1 guide in our boat, and 1 guide in a kayak following us. The course taken was right at the comfort level of our kids, and the guides were professional throughout the day. We stopped for the obligatory snack of Pineapple, Watermelon and Cookies before continuing on our way... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome experience! Friendly staff and professional guides. We will be doing this again with other family members and friends. Don't forget your water shoes!

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Thank CesiSalazar24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were a little apprehensive about doing the Class 3 with our 6 yr old. But our super duper guides JJ and Kevin made it such a fun 2-hr experience, that all we were concerned about was enjoying the white waters and the beautiful surroundings. They served the best pineapple I have ever had.Patricia in the office was extremely helpful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Having never been rafting before, I was nervous, but the Class 2/3 rapids they took us on were just perfect for a little thrill and moments for relaxation and enjoying the scenery. The water was just the right temperature. The guide was conversational and very good with directions. Has a nice snack of fresh fruit and cookies about halfway and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Was a little anxious about the whole thing and there were a couple of scarey moments - but they added to the sense of adventure. The briefing at the beginning was thorough and covered everything you should know. We had a practice as a crew before going down the river. You get wet but you don't care as the water... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Chauffeured rafting along the Sarapiqui river, stop for a pineapple snack and finish with a simple lunch. Plenty of Birdlip, including shallows, kingfishers and herons - but difficult to photograph from a bouncing inflatable. Safety standards high (life jackets and helmets), ' chauffeur' good at pointing out birds and lizards, etc.

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gerencia100, Reservations at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, we really appreciate!! More 

Homestead, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have done a LOT of things in my life, but by far this is the BEST adventure I have done, EVER! The staff is very well experienced and are EXTREMELY EXPERIENCED!

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