We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1 km west of the Chilamate School | 300 Meters West Rancho Magallanes, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2292 2072
Website
Today
08:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$65.00*
and up
Sarapiqui River Rafting Class II-III Rapids
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 326 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 228
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Combine rafting with birdwatching

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kent_Kipper
,
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

326 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 252: English reviews
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Kent_Kipper
gerencia100, Reservations at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

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

Homestead, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Helpful?
Thank city9900
gerencia100, Reservations at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

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

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great & awesome experience. The crew was on time, friendly, great at explaining and most importantly, experienced. The experience was fascinating and wild and well worth the money. The food at the end was delicious and the cooks are hilarious. The facilities are clean and well kept, they provide towels, restrooms and showers. The picture package at the end was... More 

Helpful?
Thank fersi4
gerencia100, Reservations at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments!! More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It was well planned. The tour guide was courteous, food was great. Just wished the rafting a little bit longer. Another than that we do recommend to our friend.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
1 Thank Leo R
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The price for the experience was well worth the money; the staff was very friendly, the guide that we had was not only knowledgeable about maneuvering through the rapids, but he also had great knowledge of the various wildlife species that we encountered as we moved sown the river, and then after the rafting experience we were greeted with a... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
1 Thank alphonso_scott
Marco2193, Director of Sales at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Dear Alphonso, Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad to know you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you back again soon. Greetings, Marco Cañizales More 

Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Organised through CostaRican Trails whilst on family tour of Costa Rica. A totally new activity for our family of four (with 2 teenagers). Not for the faint hearted !! Wow what an exhilarating family experience. Good fun but you do need to listen to your guide & paddle hard. Our guide on the raft was called Hansell, he was friendly,... More 

Helpful?
Thank 222maz
Marco2193, Director of Sales at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Dear 222mars, Thank you very much for your comments, we are really glad to know that you enjoyed this experience. We also appreciate yourcomments about Hansell, we will let him know about this. We are really proud about our staff. We hope we will have the chance to see you again soon. Pura vida! More 

Highland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Had an awesome time, courteous customer service and very knowledgable guide, I would highly recommend them on your rafting needs.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank luismromo22
Management response:

Dear Luis, We are glad that you enjoy the tour and we hope to have you back. More 

Level Contributor
81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The rafting trip was our favourite activity booked in an action packed honeymoon. The guide on our raft and the two support crew were great - very friendly and knowledgeable. At no point did either of us feel unsafe or uncomfortable, yet the rapids were in places pretty fast and bumpy (considering this was our first time!). The stop at... More 

Helpful?
Thank noziuk
Marco2193, Director of Sales at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the adventure and hope to see you back soon. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was a great experience, even for those with mixed families, meaning some who are adventurous and others, not-so-much. Guides were experts with great senses of humor. Never did it feel too dangerous. I would choose to do it again without hesitation.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank seanwF2103BV
Marco2193, Director of Sales at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the adventure and hope to see you back soon More 

Cirencester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was my first ever rafting trip, but according to my husband, who has rafted before, this was a fantastic trip. Lots of rapids, pretty close together. Staff were very friendly and positive, I would definitely recommend this company.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Katie C
Marco2193, Director of Sales at Aguas Bravas Rafting Company, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the adventure and hope to see you back soon. More 

Travellers who viewed Aguas Bravas Rafting Company also viewed

 
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Sarapiqui
 

Been to Aguas Bravas Rafting Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aguas Bravas Rafting Company and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Aguas Bravas Rafting Company staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?