Arenal Rafting, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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  • Bonaventure in the fantastic River, nature and pure air with incredible people that make this a fascinating tour and enjoy with your friends or family is all perfect. The tour begins with a calm river and rafting equipment is excellent, then comes the part where adrenaline takes over your body, and the fun is maximum
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  • We had such a great time with Arenal Rafting. Our guide, Roberto, made the whole experience very fun and safe. The price is very reasonable, as transportation, lunch, and snacks are included. Jose gav...  more »
  • First the positive points: • organisation • tasty fruit-snack-stop • very tasty lunch • good equipment • photo purchase service • good instruction on rafting • experienced rafting guides... But this brings us directly to the negative point: some guides (with us it was "John" specifically) just lacked sensitivity for their crews. All guides are good and very experienced rafting experts no doubt but as mentioned some have exaggerated it simply with the adrenaline for their crews. Also that's why we had no sense of security in the boat but were in a constant struggle between next paddle and save themselves in the Interior of the boat not to fall into the water. Clearly, you can say "you don't make a scene: it's just water!" I can also follow this train of thought but he is wrong, because even though I have a lifeguard license, I had to fall as in the places to which you out zufallen, rapids are afraid of the water and the water very quickly, flat and is full of stones. I understand that to have fun you need also fear and adrenaline, but nevertheless the right balance for each crew needs to be found there. From what I have heard and read many TripAdvisor reviews from other boat crews, this made the most guides. Our however feel gave us rather he wanted throw us with intent in the water, though we know him more often had that we didn't. Even after a person by the paddle of another person injured was "John" did not change his driving style and his attitude. This was done in a difficult places in which almost a crew member fell from the boat. As "John" several times drew us in this place and go back paddle us gave you can blame him for the violation (black eye and swollen lip). (By the way I justified because is extra a kayak racer down threw the River only to take photos of the tourists to make the $40 for the photo link. This had also an expensive camera and had the whole time so they do not care that is wet.) -> All in one = a Rafting Tour recommended! It strongly depends on the Guide.
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  • Let me start out by saying Danny and Arenal Rafting is by far the BEST!!! WOW WOW WOW.... Not only do you feel like you have a 5 star feel with prep safety talk, but the confidence of all the instructors are amazing. We did a 3/4 rapid but it had been raining so it was much more like a 4/5. The number one goal of this company is SAFETY, next is FUN. We had both and cant wait to go back!!! Also we had contacted other rafting companies and trust me dont worry about the price, this company takes you to the best spot on the river, and SAFETY is their priority!
  • This rafting company was great. Great communication, super fun, very safe, family friendly, absolutely delicious lunch, cold beers and warm towels afterward, and delicious fruit for a snack part way in between. Our guide was great! This was probably the most fun thing we did on our trip to CR! We highly recommend doing this and highly recommend this company!
  • This was a great experience with my family. I would definitely recommend this company, if you are looking for adrenaline and adventure. The tour guide--Johnny--was really nice and chill.
  • First time water rafting ..it was amazing .. Don’t forget to bring extra dry clothes ,(you will get WET) These can be left securely in the minibus, and you will need them! Lots of laughs, lots of thrills, but still felt safe. Thanks to Danny, Oscar, Didier, Jose and driver Alan for a truly memorable day! Beer , fresh fruit , and lunch afterward provided Thank you guys Dominic ( from London)
  • We had a great time! I was a little worried at first since we have kids 10 & 12 and it was the rainy season. However the guides were all very experienced and safe, while also making it fun. We had Jonny as our guide who has been doing this for 20 years. The whole team was very organized and everything went smoothly. I also liked that they spent time explaining wildlife and the culture of the area. It was the perfect family outing in Costa Rica!
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