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Address: Iglesia Catolica de Fortuna, 1.5 Oeste | Iglesia Catolica de Fortuna, 1.5 Oeste, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 8200
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Our specialty is combining paddling with an immersion into the natural...

Our specialty is combining paddling with an immersion into the natural Costa Rican environment. For more than 20 years, we have been guiding birdwatching trips throughout northern Costa Rica. And, for the past 14 years, we've also been guiding canoe trips in Costa Rica, Vermont USA, Canada, and Nicaragua. Enjoy nature while observing wildlife on the river banks of Costa Rica with our safari tours in your choice of canoe, raft or kayak in Penas Blancas River. Or you may prefer to enjoy a panoramic view of the majestic Arenal Volcano by joining our Lake Arenal by canoe tour. If you would you like explore the nature of Costa Rica by foot, we offer walks to very recognized natural destination tours like Rio Celeste Hike, Cerro Chato Hike, and the majestic Arenal Volcano.

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US$59.00*
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Half Day Rafting in Peñas Blancas River from La Fortuna
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US$65.00*
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Day Trip to Unique Caño Negro from La Fortuna

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Kayak Safari

My boyfriend and I did the kayak safari with Pedro yesterday and it was amazing! Pedro was so good at spotting the wildlife and showing us. He was super knowledgable and had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the kayak safari with Pedro yesterday and it was amazing! Pedro was so good at spotting the wildlife and showing us. He was super knowledgable and had plenty to say on the different species. We saw crocodiles, sloths, monkeys, lizards and more! The kayak tour has a stop at Don Pablo's farm, where we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took the Cano Negro wildlife boat tour. It was awesome! We were able to see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, iguanas, caiman, many tropical birds, lizards, and turtles. We even saw a rare, orange, albino howler monkey! It includes lunch and the tour guide, Yarenis, was very knowledgeable about the animals, and places of interest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

With the lovely and very knowledgeable Jorge (George) we spent a couple of hours kayaking on and swimming in Lake Arenal seeing kingfishers, a sloth (in the distance) and lots of egrets. We learned lots about the history of the volcano and the lake in the process. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This tour was amazing. Our guide, Yarisel was very friendly, informative, and accommodating. This is a must if you are going to La Fortuna, CR. I would highly recommend this tour guide company.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Our guide was very informative and good with the children. In the 2.5hr ride on the water we saw crocodiles, monkeys, sloths, a snake, bats, iguanas, lizards plus lots of different birds. All 6 of us were expected to paddle (even the 7 yr olds!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Steven was a great guide down the river. We saw interesting wildlife from the tiniest bats to crocodiles. Steven was very knowledgable and friendly. About 30 mins from the end we stopped at a local house and had delicious coffee, plantains and cheese. A well earned snack and enjoyed by all of us including the children. Then it was back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Ok.... so put your hand in your pocket, take out your cash and book this tour...simples. We had the best time on the kayak trip.pick up punctual, nice van and equipment and journey to river pleasant. Guide Jorge took amazing care of our family. We were complete novices with an 11 year old daughter and obviously entrusting your child in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We went on the Safari Float. Howler monkeys, spider monkeys, crocodiles, caimans, iguanas, toucans, sloths - the list goes on and on with how many amazing animals we saw! We even saw a Jesus Christ lizard run across the water! That was the highlight of my trip and something I'm told not many people see. We were picked up at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Transportation went smoothly, our guide Jorge was very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we spotted some sloths during our kayaking trip. We made a stop to at Don Pedro's farm where the group was greeted by his daughters and offered us coffee and homemade snacks. Great trip, our family enjoyed it immensely! ¡Gracias Jorge, Pura Vida!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great morning with Canoa Adventura. They were on time collecting us and the guides were enthusiastic and nothing was too much bother for them. The visit to Don Pedro's farm was like stepping back in time and was charming. During our trip down the river we saw monkeys, lizards, crocodiles, numerous birds and even an otter. The... More 

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