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Wave Expeditions

Open today: 06:30 - 21:00
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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...more
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Hours Today: 06:30 - 21:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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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

Definitely recommend this trip. We had a great time. The rafting was fun and the staff was phenomenal!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karbare208
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great company to go through for white water rafting. From the explanation of "pura vida" and what makes Costa Rica special to the afternoon rafting to the dinner and sugar cane juice demonstration we had a wonderful time. On the river we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank frauminertravels
waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for sharing your River Story with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Afternoon Express Rafting Class II & III at Sarapiqui River, this River has the peculiarity of having a wide variety of animals, including Sloths, Howler Monkeys, Toucans and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a class III-IV white water rafting trip on he Rio de Sarapique it was the best activity we did from our base in La Fortuna . We opted forClass III-IV which was really fun. Our guides Brandon and Jad our instructor were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jasminea660
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for sharing your River Story with us. We agree that Brandon and Yudd are awesome guides! Our rafting guides have international certification as whitewater guides and extensive experience in this activity. This allows our clients to have a good time, enjoy the activity and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was my first rappel, and rapid rafting trip. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Fantastic time by allMore

Thank 49caseym
waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Fantastic!, that´s a great way to try something new!, this combo is one of our best sellers, people really love the combination of Rappel down Waterfalls and Paddle Hard the Rapids Class II & III of Balsa River. Hope to see you again next time...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our white water rafting trip with Wave Expedition while we were in the La Fortuna area. The staff were all funny and friendly. The River was exciting but no too scary for a first timer. We met a lot of fun people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TriviaChic
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the my favourite activity for my whole trip. Everything was well organised and the staff were so energetic. Koki was a great guide and Flaco kept us all laughing in the bus there and back. The lunch afterwards is delicious too. Would love...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jacqueline O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved everything about this adventure. The guide was great and had lots of fun with us. My 11 year old thought this was one of the highlights of the trip. The fruit was delicious! Bring a change of dry clothes.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jennmichele04
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jenn Michele, Thanks for sharing you River Story with us. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed our Rafting Tour. Thank you for the recommendation; Extra change of cloth is really needed after getting wet.. at the end of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time on this adventure. We had the most amazing guide, Carlos. He was fun, personable, and so knowledgeable about the area's wildlife and foliage. We were surprised at what great rapids we hit and how they just kept coming one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelingDee3
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Awesome review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting Experience!. This Class II & III Section is recommended for families with kids (from 8 years old) and beginners in whitewater. It combines the thrilling of the rapids but also the typical wildlife...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jadd or Jack or Congo was a great guide on the river. We saw iguana, sloths, owls, King fishers, king egrets, and learned about all the plants nearby. They all spoke English really well and were super nice. I felt like I was in good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eve1417
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Eve, Thanks for sharing your River Story with us. We agree that Yudd /Congo is an awesome guide, I will make sure that he hears from you. We hope to see you again on your next Costa Rica Vacation. Pura Vida!. Wave Staff.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! We've travelled to Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, you name it, and this excursion beat them all! We spent the morning zip lining with guides that were incredible and the afternoon white water rafting with guides that were even better! There was a high adventure element...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shearsas
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Awesome Review! Ziplining and Rafting Adventure Combo is a great way to enjoy from the canopy of the Trees to the thrilling Rapids Class II & III at Balsa River. Is also a great tour and super Family Friendly; Kids from 8 years and adults...More

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Mayra P
13 July 2018|
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Response from sarahspiro | Reviewed this property |
It was raining when we went rafting and they said it makes it better because the water levels are higher. We zip lined with another company while it was raining and it was still a lot of fun, just a bit more muddy.
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hdnabers
12 July 2018|
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Response from waveexpedition | Property representative |
Hi Hdnabers!, Thanks for contacting us. Ziplining & Rafting combo is sure to be the highlight of your stay in La Fortuna!. With a minimum of 3 people, we can offer you to start at 10:30 am with the Rafting tour and... More
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141lauraH
9 March 2018|
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Response from roscoepcoltrane | Reviewed this property |
You’ll be fine with that. There’s a bit of walking but nothing too long. You have to wear a harness the entire time that goes around both legs so shorts should be long enough for the straps to go over them. Harness might not... More
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