We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2479 7262
Today
06:30 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 06:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$110.00*
and up
Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
More Info
US$115.00*
and up
Class II-III Rafting and Hanging Bridges from La Fortuna
More Info
US$95.00*
and up
White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,508 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1295
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Exceeded High Expectations

We sincerely enjoyed our day with Wave Rafting. We were picked up from our rental home in a nice air conditioned bus. The river exceeding my expectations being clearer, faster... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
N8Tagg
,
Syracuse, Utah
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,508 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,408: English reviews
Syracuse, Utah
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We sincerely enjoyed our day with Wave Rafting. We were picked up from our rental home in a nice air conditioned bus. The river exceeding my expectations being clearer, faster and with more good rapids. Guides were friendly, informative and master river navigators. We were without our kids but I would have no hesitation taking any kid comfortable around water.... More 

Helpful?
Thank N8Tagg
New York, NY
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our guide Mauricio guided the raft for optimal safety. We travelled for 7 miles in 2 hours. We had a rest stop in the middle where we were provided with fresh pineapples and watermelons. There was not alot of rowing involved, mostly short bursts to navigate. Some people did fall out of the raft. But most people did not. If... More 

Helpful?
Thank D_K-of_NYC
Ottawa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a group of 15 people so we were in three different rafts. Some of us were more adventurous and some of us were actually petrified to go rafting. The guides were outstanding. They saw to it that everyone had an unbelievable time. Not one person is our group was disappointed. Everyone came away from the experience saying their... More 

Helpful?
Thank mil123
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I signed up for the III/IV rafting. Due to very heavy rain, it wasn't safe to go on the planned tour and instead we went rafting down the Balsa river. The guides were all excellent. The Rapids were extra active because of all the rain. Two of our groups of six fell out and both were quickly... More 

Helpful?
Thank nikita1904
Mokena, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with Wave Expeditions on the Class 3/4 rapids with my family (kids 17, 20 & 22) with only one of us having rafted before. What an AMAZING experience. Jorge was so much fun we are still quoting him and laughing weeks after our tour. Was definitely the highlight of our trip!

Helpful?
Thank Pam6565
Menasha, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was hands down the best rafting trip I have ever been on. We did the Class 4 rapids trip. Diego was our guide and was fun and patient (we lost most of our rafters more than once)! You will not be disappointed with this company. They take care of you like their own family. At the end of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank 3Rivers_Nickerson
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We´re glad to know that you enjoyed our whitewater rafting tour. Class IV rafting is recommended for adventure lovers, since it´s a tour of pure adrenaline!, 2 hours of paddling big waves and thrilling rapids!. We hope to see you again next time for more adventures. Pura Vida! More 

Sandy, Utah
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I started 2017 off RIGHT! New Years day, my daughter and I went rafting with Wave Expeditions. We had such an AMAZING day with them! Our boat captain Jorge, was super fun, and made sure we had fun AND were safe. Horacio who was our photographer and group leader was so cool and helpful, and took AMAZING pictures for us.... More 

Helpful?
Thank holly4scuba
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there last week and Chichi was our guide. The whole experience was wonderful. Chichi or Orlando was very professional and informative. The fruits they served half way through the ride really hit the spot and the lunch was amazing! Our bus tour guide Gustavo was really great too! Highly recommend this adventure. It's both exciting and relaxing!

Helpful?
Thank SaraS1969
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Sara! Thanks for taking your time and review our profile. We are glad to knowthat you had a great day with us!. I will make sure that Gustavo and Orlando hears from you. We hope to see you again next time, have a nice Costa Rican Holidays and PURA VIDA!. More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of my stay in La Fortuna (make sure to go zip-lining if you are in Monteverde - not to be missed!). The guides were very professional and made the whole trip very fun. This was my first time white water rafting (late 30s) and there were younger teenagers on the boats who did fine.

Helpful?
Thank Kirill I
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up punctually by an extremely cheerful and informative guide named Horacio. The bus ride was a bit long to the rapids, but Horacio kept us entertained and informed about the upcoming experience. Once we arrived at the rapids, we were greeted by our raft guide Steven. His directions were clear and he made the rafting experience challenging,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca W
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for these nice comments!. I will share them with Horacio, he will be more than happy to hear them. Hope you can share some of those nice pictures with us on our social medias!. Pura Vida! More 

Travellers who viewed Wave Expeditions also viewed

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
 
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park
 

Been to Wave Expeditions? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wave Expeditions and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Wave Expeditions staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?