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4th Avenue, Turrialba downtown, Turrialba 7150, Costa Rica
+506 2556 0111
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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba
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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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4th Avenue, Turrialba downtown, Turrialba 7150, Costa Rica
+506 2556 0111
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A totally epic experience. Highly highly recommended by us wild Californians you must do this and you must do this with these people. Our tour guides were David and Mario ask for them you can't go wrong with these guys. They were totally professional, knowledgeable,...More

Thank RanchoMartini
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking to overcome your fears of adventure, I recommend 200% Explornatura. They where super patient and found ways to encourage you and actually get you thru the activities. I completed all the activities, the views, the adrenaline, the whole experience was amazing....More

Thank Lizbeth Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent guides who took reel care of us from the moment we left Turrialba to the time we got back. So much fun during the rafting ride, because the guides are always there to explains what happens and to give you good advices. The river...More

Thank Lowee C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We now have fearless kids. 'Super' Mario coaxed Charlotte (7) down the first waterfall and then she was off! Tom (11) picked up the technique of rappelling very quickly and we all loved the combination of waterfall, zip lines and climbs through the rainforest. Trip...More

Thank Vicky W
Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments, your guides received with a big smile. We work very hard to provide very fun, safety first, adventure for families. Congratulation for expose your children to the adventure and close contact with nature. I hope you have the...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We rafter with 2 daughters 16 and 14 and they and we LOVED it. The guides were experts but fun and informative too. August is a great month for rafting because the river levels are so high and the scenery is breathtaking. There are loads...More

Thank Denise D
Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a great experience for your 2 daughters and you too. Thank you very much for coming with us to enjoy Pacuare river one of the best rivers of the world. Also thank you for taking your time to post your experience with us. Our...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We went canyoning with a group of 5 boy scouts. Our guides, mario and dave, were really nice guys. They were really helpful and made jokes during the tour, which we really enjoyed. Given that we had some time left, we were also allowed to...More

Thank Yannick V
Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

It is so nice to know about your experience doing Canyoning and zip lines with us. Dave, Mario and our cooking staff said "muchas gracias" for your comments, they work very hard and is very nice for them to know about your experience. Thank you...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I've done white water rafting in Borneo and Canada and this was the best rafting ever. Rapid after rapid for 28 kilometres with a stop just over half way for a tasty burrito lunch which the guides prepared. Jorge and Edward were great guides. Took...More

Thank Christopher S
Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We are very proud that you had your best rafting ever with us. Thank you very much for your comments. Pacuare river is one of the best rivers of the world, I am so happy that you enjoy it with us. Jorge, Eduardo and cooks...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice experience! Would definitely do it again with these wonderful guides! Highly recommended! They will even pick you up from your hotel or home!

Thank yuri f
Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you very much for your comments and recommendation. We are glad to know about your experience. You are welcome to come back any time. Pura Vida

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We had a blast with these guys! We booked the tour on the day before, and we were lucky to be able to go rafting with them. There were just the two of us, plus the guide/captain and the guide/spotter. We never did rafting before,...More

Thank Saaaantos
Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you very much for choosing Explornatura for your first rafting trip. The Pacuare river is the best adventure activity in Costa Rica, we are glad to know that you had a great experience with us. Our guides and cooks are very glad for your...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

My husband and I took a day trip from San Jose and it was a great experience! The guides were knowledgable and friendly and there was even a photographer to capture the memories. The lunch was delicious. We had a wonderful time and will recommend...More

Thank Kaitlyn B
Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you very much for writing your review. We are glad to know about your experience with us. Also thank you for recommending our tours, we would love to receive your family and friends in Turrialba. Hope to see you again. Pura Vida

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