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About Explornatura
Explornatura offers rafting, canyoneering, ziplines and lots of overall adventure vacations in Costa Rica. Merge the natural attractions of Costa Rica with the a local cultural experience while traveling down rivers, over mountains and top trees, and along beaches while meeting the friendly, happy people of Costa Rica. Turrialba, a rural town centrally located just 2 hours from San Jose, is the home of Explornatura Adventure Travel. Locally owned and operated, we are adventure specialists and nature lovers with more than 20 years’ experience in Adventure Vacationswith an impeccable safety record. We also own and operate the Canyoning Tour and the Pacuare River Rafting expeditions. Whatever is your idea of adventure and nature vacations include, we will exceed your expectations.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did one day of Canyoning and Zip lining and one day of rafting with kids 9 and 11. It was a lot of fun for the kids and adults. Our guides Mario, Michael, Jorge ( and a couple others who's names I can't remember,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are proud to know you had your trip highlight with us. Your guides and cooking staff are very happy for your comments. We enjoy very much work with families, it is very nice to see the happy faces The canyoning and rafting are the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really enjoyable experience. The guides Dave And Mario we really encouraging to my wife who was a bit apprehensive. She managed all the descents. The Indiana Jones bridge really got my heart going ❤️ Also a great lunchMore

Date of experience: January 2019
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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Our Canyoning and Canopy tour is a great experience for everyone. Your guides really appreciate your comments. We are very happy to know that your wife enjoy the trip as well. Our bridge is famous, you can come to cross again ;) Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an extra day in the area, don’t pass this up! We’ve been rafting dozens of times in Idaho, Utah, and even Oaxaca, Mexico. We’ve gone with professional guides, we’ve gone with friends, we’ve gone with stick-you-in-the-boat-and-go operations but Explornatura was by far...More

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We decided to award your comment as the top 3 we ever had. Thank your very much for taking the time to make it. We are very happy for your comments. The recommendations and descriptions are great. The Pacuare river is a very special place,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out for our family of 5. Mario, Dave and the rest of the team were fantastic hosts and leaders. Enough challenge in the day if you have done something similar before but not so much that it makes it difficult if you haven’t....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting us with your family. We really appreciate your visit. It is so great to have a nice forest and waterfalls so close to the city. Mario and Dave says "Muchas gracias por sus palabras" We hope to see your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River with ExplorNatura! Wish we could have gone every day of our vacation. I had been a bit scared, but the guides make you feel save, there's one in the raft with you, and another as a "safety...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very proud of receiving 50 Stars from you 😊 Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to make your review. We always say, Safety first and then we can have fun, I am happy you felt safe with...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018

The whole staff was amazing. The were very engaged making us feel like we were their only group. Our guide was very skilled and made us feel safe during the entire trip. The river was beautiful. We not only experienced the river but the various...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Everybody in our company enjoy your comment. Thank you very much for taking the time to make your review. The Pacuare river is the best adventure you can do in Costa Rica, the rapids, forest, animals and people make it great. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were in Costa Rica for a week, and spent the first 2 days in Turrialba because of how majestic and beautiful the mountains and forests were. At first we decided not to do the rafting because we have done it elsewhere, electing for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Ronald and the rest of our staff are very proud of your comments, thank you very much for your visit and to take your time to make a review. The canyoning with the zip lines and the Pacuare river rafting are the best adventure activities...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We did the white water rafting trip mid October. Rapids were exciting and challenging. The guides were expert and very knowledgeable. Our guide Michael was awesome, very outgoing, fun, and kept us laughing. He handled an obnoxious group of girls on a bachelorette trip well,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Your comments are great, thank you very much for making us part of your bachelorette trip. Michael is very proud to know about your experience and said "con mucho gusto" We are social and nature conscious company. I am so sorry that the guides made...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

My wife and I had the best experience with Michael and Eduardo. They picked us up right by the place we are staying around 9:00 am and their driver, Giovanni, dropped us off at a great starting location. Michael was our guide and Eduardo was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Your guides, driver and cooks are so glad to know about your comments and all of them says "Muchas gracias" for your comments. We all work very hard to provide the best service possible, I am very happy that you had a great trip on...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Great experience with the canyoning and the zip line, the guides are so kind and help you all the time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you very much for coming to Turrialba, Canyoning and zip line a perfect combination. You guides are proud for your comments. Hope to see you again. Pura Vida

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Tanya S
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Hola Tanya. Thank you for your message. It is important to talk with your doctor about, to know the professional opinion. Depending of the situation paddle aggressively could be need it. Also if the river level is low, you... More
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