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Wave Expeditions

La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7262
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La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 7262
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Reviewed yesterday

This was so fun. It does not require as much physical effort, but you will be rowing down a river for 1hr 45 min. Steven was our guide. He was very encouraging and fun. There are some great level 3 sections of rafting for the...More

Thank Sarah N
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I did the class 2/3 white water rafting and had a great time. It was my first time ever which was a little nerve racking but our guide Sanchez was great. He was informative, fun and always made us feel safe. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eric was a brilliant guide - the 7 miles was amazing fun be prepared to get soaked! Wanted to do another 7 miles !! - Saw Sloth and moneys - there is an opportunity to float in middle of rapids which provides a different experience....More

Thank BusybeeSussex
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used both the biggest tour companys while in Arenal area. Although I have NO complaints about either company (Desfario was other) Wave was just more personal. On this river, Desfario had about six rafts out full of people. Wave had just one raft with...More

Thank Randi W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to do water rafting our first day in Costa Rica. Best decision ever! We chose the Sarapiqui River as we had heard it was the most popular. Honestly I started the tour quote scared as I can't swim. Yes, I haven't learned how...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I had reservation booked by Pacifc Tradewinds for the class ll/lll with Wave Expeditions. We are so glad we chose this as one of our activities. This was our 1st time white water rafting and our guide, Jose made us feel safe...More

Thank TravelAngel101
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the level 2-3 rapids which was just perfect - rapids were fast and frequent (most of the time actually) but very safe. There is a part of the river where you can get in the water and float for a bit, the a...More

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a complete and amazing day. We headed out for a 45 minute ride to the Balsa River. On the way our quide Marco explained everything and kept it nice and loose. At the river we were introduced to our rafting quide Orlando. He...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't planned anything for the day so at the last minute our hotel was able to book this for us. We were all a little nervous since we've never been rafting before, but it ended up being so much fun! Jairo was our guide,...More

Thank DanielleBG714
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jose was awesome. He kept us entertained the whole trip. From the bus ride, down the river and at lunch, he was great. This trip was worth the money.

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Julie A
Happy New Year! We are coming in August with my 4 swimming water mad children They really want to do the zip wire plus level II rafting We have a 14, 11, 9 and 6 year old. Are then any options that we can do as a family my 6 year old is tall and a strong swimmer
1 January 2017|
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Response from waveexpedition | Property representative |
Hi Julie I have 2 water mad children as well! Our min age for the zip line and rafting combo is 8 years old, however I have an option that might work for you. We can go ahead and book your family for the Zip LIne... More
Dennis J
What happens if I fall off the boat , how deep is the balsa river ? I'm planning of joining a tour next month and white water rafting is in the itinerary .
2 August 2016|
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Response from waveexpedition | Property representative |
Hi Dennis.... Great to hear you will be joining us on the river next month. The rivers here in Costa Rica are younger rivers and that means they are actually quite shallow in most parts. The depth various... More
Jamie C
Hi, I am going in the beginning of November. I get cold easily and wondered if I should bring my wet suite top.
1 August 2016|
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Response from Giulicri | Reviewed this property |
I would not bring it: I also get cold easily, but the water was already warm in July, it was even a raining and cloudy day and I never felt cold. You will wear a tide life jacket and you are supposed to paddle ... quite a... More