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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21001, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 9419
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Costa Rica Descents is an adventure outfitter specializing in whitewater...

Costa Rica Descents is an adventure outfitter specializing in whitewater rafting. On our customized excursions you will literally plunge headfirst into the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica. Imagine the excitement of whitewater rafting combined with the picturesque environment of Costa Rica's tropical rain forests. With safety as our number one priority, we hand-pick only highly trained and personable guides, whose primary concern is the quality of your experience.We also offer a chance for you to observe our exotic and colorful tropical birds with a qualified ecology expert. With us you can soak away your stress in natural hot springs, explore the country on horseback or a mountain bike and come face to face with the rainforest canopy. We make sure you take full advantage of everything this country s natural beauty has to offer.

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Highly recommend this excursion!

The crew was absolutely amazing, professional yet fun experience for the whole family.... or like us, honeymooners. If you are anywhere near the La Fortuna area/Arenal Volcano... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rockminnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The crew was absolutely amazing, professional yet fun experience for the whole family.... or like us, honeymooners. If you are anywhere near the La Fortuna area/Arenal Volcano, you must go on an adventure with these folks. We had Jose as a guide, he is an expert in rafting and in local culture/plants and wildlife. Leave all reservations at the door... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frank the tour guide and Vladimir our raft guide made this a very memorable experience for us. This was the first time our two kids, 6 and 8 year old did rafting and they loved it. Rafting was followed up by a traditional costa rican lunch and tour of the farm and a little bit of history about costa rica.... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Local run rafting company. The rapids are not the most challenging in the world but still fun. Great guides and employees. They are based out of an organic farm and you have a tasty lunch after rafting and nice tour of the farm. Authentic and 1st rate.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with Costa Rica Descents. Emphasis on safety and fun. Guides excellent especially Vladimir. Great run on the river, class 3 & 4. Maybe a short 5. Lunch after tour fantastic at a local organic farm. One of the best meals I had in Costa Rica. Also tour of farm and demo on the harvesting of sugar... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I (2 adults, a 10-year-old, and a 13-year-old) loved whitewater rafting with Carlos. He was an outstanding guide that kept us safe in Class III/IV rapids. So exciting and the guides make it really fun. I did manage to fall out of the boat early on, but was promptly fished out of the river by Carlos. Halfway... More 

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Thank Amy A
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our day with Costa Rica Descents. It was my first time rafting and I had a blast. The guides were funny, friendly and not intimidating. Everyone was laughing and had a great time. After, we had a delicious lunch and learned about sugar cane. Highly recommended and good value.

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Corona, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Whole crew was amazing from the moment they picked us up at our hotel and all the way through the day. Frank was our tour guide down the rapids and I always felt safe on the water especially for a first timer. After the rapids were done they took us to there private farm and Roger was very knowledgeable about... More 

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Thank MOENUNEZ
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I have no idea where to begin. 4 of my friends and I met Carlos at a nearby restaurant and he told us about Costa Rica Descents. After talking for a bit, he took us out for beers to get to know each other saying since our lives will be in his hands tomorrow morning. 8am the next morning they... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had a fabulous time. Our guides Carlos and Vladimir could not have taken better care of us. The trip to the farm after rafting was very interesting and lunch was delicious. I hope we can enjoy another day with them soon. Great experience with professionals.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a fun half-day whitewater trip. We've done multi-day rafting trips in the western U.S. before; this was almost-constant Class III rapids, in pleasantly warm water. Very entertaining and knowledgeable guides, and lots of interesting flora and fauna on the riverbanks. The river is a controlled release at 11:00 every morning, so all the raft companies are heading down... More 

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