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Address: La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 7262
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Sun 06:30 - 20:00
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Best One-stop Destination for Outdoor Adventure! WAVE Expeditions Adventure...

Best One-stop Destination for Outdoor Adventure! WAVE Expeditions Adventure Company invites you to explore the famous northern zone of Costa Rica. WAVE Expeditions is BEST option for all your favorite outdoor activites in one location. Arenal is the one stop destination for Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking, Wildlife, Canopy, Biking and much more! WAVE Expeditions has earned a reputation for professionalism, organization, and high quality trips.

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A fun & exciting afternoon on the Rio Balsa

The difference between white water rafting in California & rafting on the Rio Balsa is about 40 degrees (Fahrenheit) of water temperature. The guides are all very adept... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Miki D
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The difference between white water rafting in California & rafting on the Rio Balsa is about 40 degrees (Fahrenheit) of water temperature. The guides are all very adept & knowledgeable, not to mention full of fun & good humor. Not only did we see a variety of wildlife, we stopped at a sugar cane farm afterwards, which was delightful. Not... More 

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are plenty of White water rafting companies not only in La Fortuna, but in Costa Rica, but this one ROCKS!! The guides were very profesional: Carlos was our bus guide, fluent English and a few jokes along the way to break the ice. Once in the river, Chichi was our leader. He made sure we felt like a team... More 

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SLC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a blast! Well run, great rapids, great guide, great snacks, great lunch, interesting sugar cane presentation. You should expect to maybe get bounced out of the boat as the water was pretty low and we saw quite a few "swimmers". They have a safety kayaker and everyone works together. I would love to go again.

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Newport, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we are not very adventursome, so when we signed up for class II and III rafting trip, we were a little sceptical, but the staff was great in orienting us, making my somewhat timourous wife feel just fine. Our guide Jed (or perhaps Judd) was a perfect mix of competent and well informed: while keeping us from turning over on... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought the movement was kind of slow. The water level was down and rafts were getting hung up on the rocks. It's very rocky and a few suffered minor injury when their raft was tipped. Probably better when rainy season just starts. The crew was enthusiastic. If you are new to rafting, practice with the group before setting out... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the BEST time with wave expeditions. We did the zip line/white water rafting for $115 it included transportation all the equipment a snack bag and a buffet style lunch at a local restaurant!!! We also got to see how sugar cane is processed. Overall I would recommend this excursion for anybody visiting the area you deffinetly get your money's... More 

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Beaver Creek, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This rafting trip was great! We were given thorough instructions on the bus and even a paddling lesson to be sure we were able to maximize our rafting time for the water flow. There were 10 rafts with 5-6 people on the rafts and a guide. Fitted with helmets, life vests and placed in the correct positions - off we... More 

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Dallas, TX
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day today thanks to the very organized folks at Wave Expeditions. We started with a 7:30 arrival, we were a few minutes early, they were ready and waiting to whisk us away to the first adventure: a zip line canopy tour. 7 zip lines of varied lengths, very high above the trees and waterfalls. A small... More 

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Thank TexaninSpain
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

what a great combo you choose! some heights and adrenaline above waterfalls and trees to start your day and continue of some amazing rapids on whitewater rafting to continue adventure!!. We are glad to know that you enjoyed this extrem combo. I will make sure that the guides hears from you. Hoping to see you again, Pura Vida! More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip was great The whole experience from start to finish was top-notch. Worth every penny. Your guides were knowledgeable and you felt safe.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was fantastic! Jairo was a great tour guide, we were first timers but he made the instruction simple and we had great fun. The farm tour at the end of the water rafting was a real treat, it was raining heavily when we visited so we didn't get to experience the full tour but it was worth it... More 

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waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks for share your experience with us!. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our Whitewater Rafting Tour, I will make sure that Jairo hears from you and we hope to see you next time for more adventures! Pura Vida! More 

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