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Wave Expeditions

La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
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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.
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La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Competition for your adrenalin sports buck is pretty fierce in La Fortuna. However after considering many options, we felt Wave - whose speciality is white water rafting - offered the most professional service with an easy to navigate website and prompt email responses before we...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did a class 2-3 white water rafting tour with Mario during our monkey tour expedition. He was absolutely amazing. He was incredibly patient with us considering our Spanish is muy mal and he was the only reason we never actually crashed and flipped.. even...More

Thank Lindsy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Carlo Sanchez, was excellent and rafting was a lot of fun and very exciting. We also saw a lot of animals - iguanas, sloths, frogs. We spent a lot of time on the bus waiting, picking up and dropping off and the bus...More

Thank Carolyn H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly professional guides. Very helpful, friendly, and professional. Experts at guiding river rafting trips. We had a family of four - kids loved it. Saw 2 sloths along the river bank, too.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went with our two boys, ages 13 and 11. It was the highlight of our week. Great fun and amazing scenery. Saw sloths, iguanas, bats and thick rainforest.

Thank bridget c
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waveexpedition, Owner at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Nailed it! Our goal is to provide our guests with their BEST day in Costa Rica. Thank you for joining us on the river and we hope to see you again next year.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great rafting adventure! Werner was our guide for the day and we had a great time. River is pretty low right now so lots of rapids which makes for a fun day Fruit stop was a nice break and the local cows enjoyed the leftovers!...More

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laura H
10 March 2018|
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Response from 23Mary_Ellen | Reviewed this property |
Yes shorts and tee is fine with sneakers.
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Julie A
2 January 2017|
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Response from waveexpedition | Property representative |
Hi Julie I have 2 water mad children as well! Our min age for the zip line and rafting combo is 8 years old, however I have an option that might work for you. We can go ahead and book your family for the Zip LIne... More
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Dennis J
2 August 2016|
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Response from waveexpedition | Property representative |
Hi Dennis.... Great to hear you will be joining us on the river next month. The rivers here in Costa Rica are younger rivers and that means they are actually quite shallow in most parts. The depth various... More
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