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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  • Can’t say enough about how great this experience was. Our guide, Didier, was very skilled, knowledgeable considerate, playful and a ham! He made our experience the highlight of our vacation. He and the owner were very responsive to our needs and safety and he skillfully accommodated some physical limitations we had without ever leaving us out of the fun. He was great at getting us working together as a team, though a few of us had just met. His exuberance yet clear eye to our safety was a perfect combo. A lot of fun! And the meal at the end was superb!
  • This company is 5 Star All the Way!! This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We have done excursions all over the Caribbean Islands and Mexico. This experience made our trip! The guides are amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable, relaxed and actually really funny. :) We LOVED this.... Don't waste your time shopping other companies. The value for the money was fantastic. Pura Vida right here with this company.
  • We had a great experience with Arenal Rafting! It was one of our favorite parts from our trip! Our tour guide, Manuel Antonio aka Tito made our trip a lot of fun! The water can be in the higher categories but we didn’t go through anything to extreme and it still was so much fun. We had some time to be able to jump out and float in the water before stopping for the snack. Lots of delicious fruit cut up for us. The lunch was also amazing and we were even able to see a sloth at the restaurant! Only thing I’d point out to anybody who may be making plans, from La Fortuna it was a 45 minute drive to where we went out at. It ended up being a 5-5.5 hour day. Thank you!
  • I've been rafting all over the SE USA, and this was one of the best rafting experiences I've had! Know that this is not a 'wild' river, they turn it on with the dam. Lunch was delicious as well. Danny runs a fantastic operation, that anybody should feel comfortable going down river with.
  • Our day with Arenal Rafting was an incredible experience. With a family of 5 including 8, 11, and 12 year olds, our guide Aurelio ensured that we had a great time. Danny and his staff create a very safe environment, with the perfect amount of excitement. The after-rafting beer, towel, and traditional Tico lunch "Casada" was the icing on the cake. We highly recommend Arenal Rafting.
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