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Sarapiqui Outdoor Center

La Virgen, Costa Rica
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About Sarapiqui Outdoor Center
WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING. Since 1990, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center has offered the best in Costa Rica whitewater rafting trips and kayaking clinics for adventurers of all abilities, from beginners to experts.Based out of our most convenient location in La Virgen de Sarapiqui,Sarapiquí Outdoor Center river trips and instructional clinics are only 90 minutes from La Fortuna,San Jose and Caribean .Enjoy the abundant wildlife of the numerous species of birds that live here, swim in a natural pools, hike our trails, use the community kitchen, private parking and hammock lounge. If you want some more adventure in your day, check out our rafting trips and kayaking clinics.Sarapiquí River is a Natural Monument of Costa Rica. The Best River for White water rafting in The country. Class : II & III – III & IV - IV & V.Go white whater Rafting with the us….
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Costa Rica Sarapiqui Rafting - Class II-III Enjoy the river!

Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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3 hours
from US$69.54

Rafting in The Sarapiqui River Class III - IV

Thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike can get their fix on this white-water rafting adventure through the Costa Rican jungle. In addition to safely navigating through class III and IV rapids, your guide points out plants and wildlife that you might otherwise miss as you float down the river. The trip is ideal for gung-ho paddler or anyone who is fit and eager to work together as a team.
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3 hours
from US$80.00

Safari Float in The Sarapiqui River

Soak up the scenery of the Sarapiqui River without facing the fury of the white-water rapids with a relaxing safari float. Wind your way downstream along the gentlest part of the river and soak up the scenery of the Sarapiqui canyon along the way. The leisurely pace is ideal for wildlife spotting so keep a look out for howler monkeys, iguanas, sloths and hummingbirds as you drift through the rainforest. Best of all: this rafting tour is suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners, and anyone over 4 years old can take part!
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3 hours
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Kayak Jungle Tour - Sarapiqui River - Costa Rica

Beginner kayakers are at ease on this Sarapiqui River kayaking tour. Roll over mild class I and II rapids on your way to wildlife watching zones along the river, which runs through a biodiverse section of the jungle. You might see tropical birds, wild orchids, and more as you follow your guide along the course.
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4 hours
from US$69.54

Overnight White Water Rafting Sarapiqui

Spend the night surrounded by nature during this overnight white water rafting trip on the Sarapiqui River. Follow your expert guide on an interactive adventure that's filled with recreational activities that encourage teamwork and full participation.
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2 days
from US$246.43
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Marry L wrote a review 5 Jan
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Aaaaamazing! An increíble experience as beginners. Me and my husband were feeling safe all the time and also having our adrenaline up. Thank you for one in a lifetime experince. The river is perfect for beginners and people who want a unique experince where they make you feel like you're part of a family💗. FOR sure I would do this again and maybe in the future I will level up with a class IV. Choose them no doubt!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Sarapiqui-SOC, Owner at Sarapiqui Outdoor Center
Responded 1 week ago
Hey Marry, yes thanks for your visit and look foward to see aggaing. David
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Keylor wrote a review 3 Jan
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Thank you very much for being Excellent professionals and Excellent human beings, 1000% recommended Muchísimas gracias por ser Exelentes profesionales y Exelentes seres humanos, 1000 %recomendado
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Sarapiqui-SOC, Owner at Sarapiqui Outdoor Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
hey thanks yes look foward for next time on the river. hasta la proxima.
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Maya wrote a review 2 Jan
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Safety was their main priority and were extremely patient with beginner kayakers! From the clear instructions and lessons, to the valuable new knowledge of the wildlife, to the personalities, to the home-cooked food, this place is one of a kind! Definitely make this place part of your trip to Costa Rica. It’s a great way to get immersed into the culture and nature of Costa Rica. Fruit was fresh, food was delicious, safety was priority, Sarapiquí River was gorgeous, and the team was amazing and friendly! This was an exhilarating yet relaxing experience! Friendly for all ages!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Sarapiqui-SOC, Owner at Sarapiqui Outdoor Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
thanks we give what we love peace.
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Mia wrote a review 1 Jan
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We had gone whitewater rafting with the folks at Sarapiqui Outdoor Center and we were so thrilled that we came back for river kayaking. We’re a family with two kids (8 and 12 years old) and we were all completely new to kayaking. We could not have asked for a better experience! When we arrived in the morning, David had already assessed river conditions and found an area that would be safe for beginners even though the river was high after heavy rains. He and his team happily took us to that spot even though it required extra driving. We could tell that David knows the river and tributaries in the whole area like the back of his hand, and that our safety was his top priority. David is a wonderful teacher and is especially great with kids. He taught us kayaking safety and technique clearly and patiently. We each practiced balance, maneuvering and how to get out of the kayak safely in a pinch. My younger son was nervous at first and David put him at ease. We spent two solid hours on the river and it was such an amazing way to experience the rainforest. David and his staff have an encyclopedic knowledge of the wildlife and spotted many kinds of birds and monkeys and a huge iguana in a tree. Gliding along the river was the ultimate way to experience the profound beauty and tranquility of the forest! Along the way, Carlos took a lot of great photos of us kayaking which we’ll treasure. When we were done, the van was there promptly to meet us. Back at the center, a delicious homemade lunch of local food was waiting for us. David and Carlos gave our kids bananas and cacao pods straight from the trees. Our kids loved eating the sweet fruit from around the cacao beans! We had an incredible experience with David and his team! They went the extra mile in every possible way to make sure we had an unforgettable day. We recommend them wholeheartedly!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Sarapiqui-SOC, Owner at Sarapiqui Outdoor Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
thanks we all looking foward to enjoy next time may be more rapids.
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Mia wrote a review 1 Jan
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We chose Saraquipi Outdoor Center after thoroughly researching all the outfits in the area, and we definitely made a great choice. We’re a family with two kids and we had an incredible experience whitewater rafting with David and his team. David and his entire staff were so friendly and welcoming from the start that we instantly felt at home. They’re clearly extremely knowledgeable about the river and the sport. There was a lot of attention paid to safety including an excellent safety training for all of the participants. We and our kids knew we were in great hands and felt completely safe the whole time. David and his team had all the equipment, in great shape, ready for us when we arrived. After our safety training, we walked through the lovely garden to the river which runs right behind the property. The guide on our raft, Justin, taught us rafting technique and clearly explained the commands he’d use on the river. Then we set off! We were on the river for a full hour and a half, and it was perfect! Justin skillfully guided us through thrilling white water and during quieter sections he pointed out and explained the amazing wildlife around us. A staff member on a kayak paddled ahead and took lots of great photos of us! When we were done rafting, we were promptly met by a clean, well-maintained van that took us back to the center. We had a delicious homemade lunch accompanied by David and his friendly team. They even demonstrated how sugar cane juice is traditionally extracted from the plant, and we ended with a toast! If you’re on the fence about whitewater rafting, just do it! You won’t regret it. It’s an unforgettable experience for kids and adults. David and his team go WAY out of their way to make sure that everyone is safe and has the time of their lives.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Sarapiqui-SOC, Owner at Sarapiqui Outdoor Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey thanks to all your family from the outdoor center happy new year.
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