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Address: 4th Avenue, Turrialba downtown, Turrialba 7150, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2556 0111
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Explornatura offers rafting, canyoneering, ziplines and lots of overall...

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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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba
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My husband and I took 2 tours with Explornatura: The Coffee Plantation and the Canyoning. The latter is actually created and executed by Explornature (versus the coffe one, for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Glasgow
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I should start by saying the guides and equipment for this tour were 5/5 great. However we are experienced rafters and were looking for some really great rapids, unfortunately due to heavy rain we were not allowed to raft Pacuare River for safety reasons and were instead advised to do the Pejibaye River. This river maybe good for some... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took 2 tours with Explornatura: The Coffee Plantation and the Canyoning. The latter is actually created and executed by Explornature (versus the coffe one, for which they are just the brokers) at the base camp. The Canyoning was beyond amazing! My husband and I visited Turrialba during the low season so we were lucky enough to... More 

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Explorador2020, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the tours with us. We love to know that you enjoyed your adventure even when you don’t considered yourself an adventurous person but now you are  We promote all the companies in Turrialba and the Coffee tour is one of our favorites. The guides really appreciate your comments. I... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went on the canopy/canyoning tour, which was a great experience! Thanks to Super Mario, Milly and the team we had a great time and we felt safe. We also now have great photos!! Thanks! the yoga ladies

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Explorador2020, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our canyon and for take the time to make your comments. Mario and Mili say HOLA, they are happy to know that you have a great time with us. We hope to see you again to Turrialba Costa Rica. Pura Vida More 

Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Five of my friends and I visited Costa Rica. When planning our trip my number one goal was to have an adventure of a lifetime. I contacted several canyoning companies in Costa Rica and Explornatura was the only one that listened to what I wanted. I have descended over 200 canyons and my friends have been with me on many... More 

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Explorador2020, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

We are very happy that you contacted us for your trip. We love to make tailor made trips for our adventure clients. I am glad to know that you have a great trip with us. Our guides had a lot of fun with your group and I hope you can come again to Costa Rica for new adventures. Pura Vida More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We a had a really great day with the guys from explornatura (we organized everything via email and started from Turrialba). Rafting on the Pacuare River was a lot of fun (including a fresh and tasty lunch). Good organization, instructions and equipment paired with humorous guides - everything was perfect. Thanks again for the amazing tour! Pura vida :)

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Explorador2020, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to make your comments, our guides and cooking staff are happy to know about your experience with us. Visit the Pacuare river is a life experience, we are very happy that you did it with us. You are welcome back. Pura Vida More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We went on two day trips with our 12 and 13 year old sons. The first day we went rafting and had so much fun. Our guides were skillful and provided an excellent experience. The lunch was great and consisted of wraps, fresh fruit and juice. It was the highlight of our kids Costa Rica trip and they are still... More 

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Explorador2020, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

First at all I want to thank you for your great comments about our Rafting and Canyoning trip. Our guides, drivers and kitchen people really apretiate your comments. I hope your kids still talking about. We all are very happy to know about your good time in Turrialba. I am really sorry that your pictures were not what you were... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We were 7 friends who went to do water rappelling and zip-lining at Explornatura and it was all flowless since beginning. They have a nice team who is funny and keep you in the game all the time. On the last waterfall they give you a surprise if you ask them to. TIP: Just go for it. Price is also... More 

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Explorador2020, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

We are very happy to know about your experience with us. We work very hard to provide the best trip possible. Thank you very much for your comments and for coming to Turrialba with us. Our Canyoning and Canopy tour is one of our best tours. I am sending your review to our guides and kitchen staff. I hope you... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The folks at Explornatura, based out of Turrialba, Costa Rica (though we communicated with them via e-mail, skype, and whatsapp), did a great job planning a happy, memorable, exciting week in Costa Rica. The hotels they suggested were all excellent (one, in Tamarindo, the Diria, was more resort-y than we would have picked, in retrospect, but it was comfortable and... More 

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Explorador2020, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for letting us plan your vacation in Costa Rica, you made our work easy responding our emails and letting us your preferences for your trip. I am happy to know that you like the hotels we recommended. Thank you for your comment about the tour info, we will be sure to have it more clear for... More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I loved the canyoning tour with Explornatura. The staff was bilingual (as I do not speak Spanish), very professional, good fun and I felt entirely safe with them. The canopy tour and repelling down waterfalls was amazing fun. I loved the photos I got from them from the day as well. Would recommend it as a day trip!

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Explorador2020, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

We love to have you in our Canyoning trip. The guides work very hard to improve their guiding and English skills. Thank you for your recommendation and enjoy your pictures. You are welcome back in Turrialba. Pura Vida More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Great fun! If you do nothing else, do this trip. Our guides Mario and Mia were fabulous! Friendly, educational and they always made sure that safety was first. We're still smiling about our trip 3 hours later! And if that wasn't enough, the lunch at the end was delicious. Be sure to bring extra cash for pictures and the tips... More 

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Explorador2020, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

I am very proud to know about your experience with us. Safety is our first priority in our adventure trips. Your guides and cooks said "muchas gracias por sus comentarios" I hope you still enjoying your pictures. Thank you for your comments and for coming with us to Turrialba. Pura Vida More 

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