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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
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+506 2479 8200
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
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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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USD 59.00*
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Half Day Rafting in Peñas Blancas River from La Fortuna
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USD 65.00*
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Day Trip to Unique Caño Negro from La Fortuna

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Canoa Aventura is a wonderful and small tour operator in La Fortuna. Their brochure was picturesque and self explanatory. I took wildlife volcano tour with a well informed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Canoa Aventura is a wonderful and small tour operator in La Fortuna. Their brochure was picturesque and self explanatory. I took wildlife volcano tour with a well informed guide Martin. An energetic guide who spoke English well. This company was punctual and organized. This company has a website as many hotels do not sell their tours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is hands down the best tour company in all of La Fortuna. After booking tours with other companies that were a bit boring my friend and I booked this company and we stuck with them for the rest of our time. We did their Safari River Raft, the Canoeing, and the Night Walk. All were incredible and we saw... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the safari float down the Rio Penas Blancas. What a great time we had, we saw howler monkeys, toucan's, crocodiles, and many birds!!! Our guide, Jorge, was great, very informative and a lot of fun. The mid way stop was also very interesting at a home with only river access and very primitive. Great trip I would highly... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned a kayak trip on the river with this company, but due to the height of the river and the fast pace, we switched to a raft tour. We are glad that we did. Our guide Jorge was terrific. He was so knowledgeable about the wildlife and trees along the river. He had a great sense of humor... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the PM rafting tour. It was rainy day - so it was disappointing tour. Yes - the team are very nice and friendly and the tour can be great - but with this weather - we didn't saw almost any animal or attraction along the river. It can be great tour when weather permit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guides were fun and the trip was more than we imagined. Steven, Bernie and Antonio our driver were the guys taking care of us particularly. On our half-day raft trip we saw: several howling howler monkeys (easily provoked), a few crocodiles, one toucan, a snake, little and great blue herons, one sloth that I really didn't see.. various swifts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We did the "regular" Cano Negro tour with Canoa Adventura and we were very happy about spending our limited time with them. We saw tons of animals and birds and learned an incredible amount about Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was one of the best experiences on our trip. Our guide, Max, was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.The river was beautiful - lots of creatures. But the BEST part was the stop at Don Pedro's farm where were very graciously received and offered coffee, home made cheese etc. And we can't forget the iguanas Max showed us! Driver was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Excellent tour - collected from hotel. Pace good for over-65. The only complaint was that there was little leg room in the rear of the transport - particularly difficult if you are an older traveller. The guides were most knowledgeable on the wildlife and went to a great deal of trouble to explain the flora and fauna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

A family friendly paddle on the Rio Penas Blancas. Full of monkeys, colorful birds, beautiful foliage, varied amphibians, and gorgeous butterflies. The guides take good care to offer information that keep all ages engaged and interested. Safe and scenic!! Pura Vida!!

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