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Adventure Tours

Class II and III Rafting

Class II and III Rafting

This tour begins in the community known as La Virgen de Sarapiquí, one of the most important communities of the area. This tour takes us through a beautiful part of the river filled with exciting white water rapids and beautiful ponds, all surrounded by a wonderful natural scenery.

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Class IV Rafting

Class IV Rafting

This tour is an amazing experience filled with excitement, adventure and adrenaline. Class IV Rapids are recommended only for people with previous experience in rafting, because they are filled with exciting and difficult rapids.

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Class II Rafting

Class II Rafting

This tour begins in a beautiful private property called La Linda, where ornamental plants are grown for exportation. The complete tour lasts for 1:30 hours to 2 hours, all the way to the facilities of Adventures of Sarapiquí, where the trip ends, and it runs for a distance of about 9 kilometers (5.5 miles).

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Pneumatics (River Tubing)

Pneumatics (River Tubing)

Traveling on pneumatics (tubes) through rivers is an activity practiced by many rural areas of the country and Sarapiquí is a great example of that, that’s why we offer you the opportunity to enjoy this fun and safe activity.

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Safari or Floating

Safari or Floating

This tour begins in the community known as Chilamate, where the facilities of Adventures of Sarapiquí are located, and it ends in Puerto Viejo of Sarapiquí

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Canopy

Canopy "Zipline" Tour

During this trip you will enjoy incredible passages through fields of ornamental plants, an exciting tropical rainforest of 114 hectares, as well as the magnificent Sarapiqui River, which we will cross two times during the trip.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Early in the morning at our facilities located in Chilamate of Sarapiquí, only 90 minutes from San José, plans are made for a day filled with adventure: first is getting all the necessary equipment for the trip ready such as clothes, water, adjusting the bikes for each member of the group and finally a small talk about the route we will be taking on the tour.

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Canoeing

Canoeing

This tour starts on a private farm about 20 minutes from the town of Puerto Viejo and ends in the city of Puerto Viejo. You will be given a life jacket, helmet and a paddle… and yes you will be expected to paddle, a little. The guides will show you how to paddle and give you instructions on basic river safety.

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Rainforest Hiking Tours

Rainforest Hiking Tours

During the walk you will be traveling upon 9 km (5.5 miles) of trails suited to be accessible to people of all ages.

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Waterfall Hike

Waterfall Hike

During the walk you will be traveling upon 9 km (5.5 miles) of trails suited to be accessible to people of all ages. This system of trails is within a protected area that consists of over 346 acres of magnificent tropical forest. In the company of a local guide, you will begin the journey in the gardens of the reserve and as you hike you will discover the many wonders of the rainforest and the different habitats that the animals of the forest inhabit.

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Only 10 minutes from our office on a private ranch you can enjoy a wonderful tour on horseback. Upon arrival you will be met by the head rancher who will accompany you throughout this journey. Once the horses are assigned to each group member you will be given an introductory talk on how to ride horses, in case you don’t have previous experience. Prior experience is not required whatsoever and it will not be a problem if you don't have any for this ride.

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River Kayak

River Kayak

From beginners at our Kayak School learning peel outs and ferry angles, to more advanced kayakers, everyone can enjoy the many sections of our nice river

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Osa Kayak Tour

Osa Kayak Tour

he tour starts in Jimenez Beach. After a good informative sea-kayaking techniques lesson, and safety talk, kayakers will slowly start paddling into the Preciosa and Platanares Wildlife and Mangroves Reserve.

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Phones:
(506) 2766-6768
(506) 8866-3823

Location:
Only 90 minutes away from San José, Costa Rica
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Operation Center

We are located only 1 hour and a half from San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Once in Chilamate you will find our facilities located in front of the main road. On this same road you will be able to go visit the Arenal volcano. Our operation center is very comfortable and spacious for you and your family. We have changing rooms, ranchos along the river for lunch, and everything else you need to be comfortable before and after you trip. With the river and beautiful gardens it makes for the perfect place to start and end your adventures.

Phones:
(506) 2766-6768
(506) 8866-3823

Location:
Only 90 minutes away from San José, Costa Rica
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Frequently Asked Questions

It is very easy to make your reservation from the United States or from any other part of the country. You can call our main offices in Sarapiquí, to the Telephone-Fax (506) 27-66-6768, daily between 8:00am and 5:00 pm.

Also we have 2 cell phone numbers available:(506) 88-66-3823 and (506) 88-42-6548. You may also make your reservation through the following e-mail addresses:

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Adventures of Sarapiquí offers half day or full day trips, with options for beginners or experts.

Class I and II trips are great for beginners or for people looking for a nice peaceful ride and for the opportunity to observe birds and wildlife. This area is great for small kids and senior citizens.

Class III trips offer amazing views of the tropical rainforest for those looking for a great experience through the rapids or through the beautiful crystal clear ponds the river has to offer.

Class IV and V trips are for people with experience, they will take you through high difficulty sections of the river with very technical falls.

All of Costa Rica’s rivers offer fun throughout the whole year. The water level in the rivers depends on the rainfall, which generally is 4 meters per year. We always take into account the water level, and adjust our equipment and safety measures accordingly. The rainy season goes from June to December, and the rafting trips are very exciting. During the other months, it rains less, but it is still possible to enjoy the rapids and the natural beauty. The temperature of the water is 25 degrees Celsius year-round.

Before beginning any trip with Adventures of Sarapiquí, every person is required to read, understand and sign a liability release contract with our company. We do everything we can to ensure the safety of all persons, but your collaboration in following our instructions and rules is needed and greatly appreciated. The company requires that any physical or medical condition be reported at the time of reservation and again to your tour guide before embarking on your trip.

You do NOT need to know how to swim in order to enjoy one of our rafting trips. Before beginning the trip, a type V lifevest will be giving to you along with a helmet, both of which surpass the international safety standards. Also, the guides will give everyone a brief talk about safety before the tour starts. We suggest that if you are planning a trip on a Class IV or V tour, you should have previous experience in rafting and feel comfortable in the water.

You must bring a bathing suit or comfortable clothing, because we guarantee that you will get wet. Also, you should bring a change of clothes, sun-block and a camera, if you wish. You need to take special river sandals, or tennis shoes.

Of course! We just ask you to inform us when you make your reservation. We will do our best to fulfill your request, but we do not guarantee it.

All of our guides are paid adequately for the services they offer us, but if you believe that a certain person made your trip that much more special, a tip is a very welcome way of saying thanks. Also, all kinds of comments are welcome; we are constantly looking for ways to improve our company and our services.

Here are some things which you should bring along when going on one of our tours:

What to take for the river:

• Bathing suit

• Water shoes, tennis shoes or sandals

• Change of clothes

• Sun-block

• Waterproof camera (professional photograph service available)
 

What to take for the rainforest:

• Long pants

• Hiking boots or tennis shoes

• Sun-block

• Insect repellent

• Digital camera and binoculars (professional photograph service also available)

 

 

Phones:
(506) 2766-6768
(506) 8866-3823

Location:
Only 90 minutes away from San José, Costa Rica
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History of the company

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    Read our history

    This company started operating in January of 1993, offering trips to groups of bird-watchers and nature lovers. Since then, the company has dedicated itself to offering high quality and safe tours. Adventures of Sarapiquí has grown, and now offers tours in Class I-IV in the Sarapiquí and Puerto Viejo rivers, we use fixed rowing boats or boats with rowers and guides; tours in inflatable kayaks and practices with rigid kayaks. All of our guides have extensive training in guiding whitewater rafts. They are also all required to complete mumerous courses in swiftwater rescue, CPR and first aid.

    Among other things; they also have all the INA courses under their belts and they are certified by the ICT to work as white water tour guides. Due to the quantity of annual rainfall in Costa Rica, our guides train in the river all 365 days a year. Our Guides have also participated in multiple national and international competitions, such as the Latin-American rafting championship, The Camel Whitewater Challenge, the National and World Championship of Rodeo Kayaking (freestyle) and many others. Adventures of Sarapiquí is proud of the reputation that it has as an industry leader working clients of all ages and abilities and groups from all over the world.

    Mission and Vision

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    Our clients include kids from as young as 4 years years old, all the way to 93 year old adults; families, groups of students, professionals, athletes and corporate groups. We have the ability to meet the the specific needs of all our clients, offering very safe and fun trips suited to each individual’s preferences. As a company, we are constantly working to protect and preserve our environment. We also train and employ guides from the community and participate in environmental educational programs.

    We look forward to taking you down the river and through the beautiful rainforest of Costa Rica and hope to see you soon!

    Phones:
    (506) 2766-6768
    (506) 8866-3823

    Location:
    Only 90 minutes away from San José, Costa Rica
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    CST

    What is CST?

    The Sustainable Tourism Certificate, CST, is a program of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT). It is designed to categorize and distinguish tourism companies according to the level in which their operation corresponds to a sustainability model, with regard to the use of natural, cultural and social resources.

    Sustainable Polices

    It is the responsibility of each staff to report and ensure that standards are met and report cases where that is not complying with the regulations.

    • Learn about recycling and how it is being developed in the company.
    • Classify waste according to the type of recycling material (tetra-brick, gallons, plastic bottles, cans, glass and other).
    • Avoid consumption of plastic bags.
    • Reuse and recycle materials like paper, plastic and organic waste.
    • Use rechargeable batteries for different activities, such as the computer mouse, air conditioning, lights and more.
    • The removal of any type of wildlife is prohibited in any state, condition, or site.
    • No products with environmental contraindications are purchased.
    • When you buy sheets of paper that must have the FSC label (Board Forestall) which guarantees that the paper was made from eucalyptus pulp from renewable forests.
    • Buy products in containers that can be reused or exchange with suppliers./li>
    • Smoking is prohibited in the areas designated as NO SMOKING.
    • All tours are focused on water and energy preservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.
    • It is forbidden any activity that encourages or promotes sexual tourism. Adventures of Sarapiqui is a signatory of the Code of Conduct.

    Phones:
    (506) 2766-6768
    (506) 8866-3823

    Location:
    Only 90 minutes away from San José, Costa Rica
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