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Address: 4th Avenue, Turrialba downtown, Turrialba 7150, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2556 0111
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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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Marvellous adventure - another thing crossed off my bucket list!

February is low water season, so the rocks were more exposed than later in the year. This made it all the more technical. With 4 of us in the raft, plus our leader/guide, we had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

February is low water season, so the rocks were more exposed than later in the year. This made it all the more technical. With 4 of us in the raft, plus our leader/guide, we had a great time! Running the class 4 rapids was excellent and a stark comparison to the quiet pools that we also went through. Some indigenous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had some amazing experiences with this company! We have done two of their tours, the overnight rafting down the Pacures and the repelling/zip lining. Their guides are very friendly and most know enough english to communicate. When you go zip lining, ask for Mario. He made our experience something truly special!

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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

We loved your visit, our guides enjoy the overnight trip with you. Thank you very much for choosing Explornatura and for your time to write your comments. The combo of Pacuare river and the rapelling/ziplining is the best adventure tour in Costa Rica. You are always welcome back. Pura Vida More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome experience. My girlfriend and I couldn't have asked for a better time. Ask for Mario and Dave, they were excellent guides and made it a lot of fun.

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and for made us part of your vacation in Costa Rica. Your guides are happy to know about your comments too. Have a great trip back home and keep doing Canyoning. Pura Vida More 

Richmond, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family trip with Explornatura was easy to coordinate and so much fun!! They took our family on a wonderful adventure nature and culture of Costa Rica. My husband and I met our 17-year-old daughter after her 65 day outward bound training and spent the week immersed in the nature and culture of CR. The first day we visited a... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

I want to thank you for bring your wonderful family to Turrialba. We had such a great time with you. I talked with our friends in Mollejones and they enjoy your visit too. We hope that you can come back and bring some of your friends with you. Your guides and drivers really appreciate your comments. Your trip was a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a few months in advance for the day long rafting trip on the Rio Pacuare. I am so glad we picked Explornatura! US$85 per person included pick up and drop off at our hotel, all safety equipment, lunch and the use of their shower/change room facility at the end of the river. Eduardo picked us up and was... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming with us to the Pacuare River and for your time to write your review. We love the Pacuare river and we are proud to have it in Turrialba. Your guides and cooks say "muchas gracias" for your comments too. I hope next time it is going to be more water for your trip. Pura... More 

jacksonvile, fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic facility right in Turrialba. I arranged the half day excursion before leaving the US online without problems. The company picked us up at our hotel near Turrialba and took us to the site in just a few minutes. As it turns out my daughter and I were the only guests on the schedule that morning but they still gave... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

I am very happy to know that you enjoy our tour and facilities. Thank you very much for choosing Explornatura and for your time to write your review. We love our canyon and we spend a lot of effort on the conservation of this important forest in Turrialba. I hope you can come back to Turrialba. You are more than... More 

Marion, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 days with this group, and it was a repeat visit for us. We brought an entire ladies soccer team who had zero experience. Day 1 we repelled down waterfalls, zip lined at crazy speeds, dodged a sloth, and crossed a rope bridge. The guides did a great job of teaching us the basics and ensuring our safety. Day... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

We loved your 2 days with us. Thank you very much for coming to Turrialba and for yout time to write your comments. I am so glad to know that you had a good time, I hope you can come back and spend more time with us. You can have more adventure with us. Pura Vida More 

Fremont, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went on the rafting trip down the Rio Pacuare with the class three and four rapids. I was nervous, and so was my 13 year old daughter. My husband is an adrenaline junkie... Well, I can't tell you how much FUN we had! Eduardo was our guide and he was a delight. He also was a terrific rafter, and... More 

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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

What a great experience for your family. The Pacuare river has someting for everybody even if just one of the family is an adrenaline junkie :0) . Thank you very much for your comments and for your visit. Eduardo really aprecitate your coments too. I hope you keep doing adventures and you are welcome back any time. Pura Vida More 

Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I went to Costa Rica with some friends for New Years, and this was by far the best part of the trip. Made me wish New Years was at noon, and i had spent it paddling down the Pacuare River with fireworks bursting through the air. Diego (the tour guide & head honcho) was great! Him and his team had... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

We love that you called us "bomb diggity" The Pacuare river is great and be there in a New Years make it even better. Thank you very much for your comments, our guides really appreciate it. We are famous for our food, I glad you like it. I hope to have you again in Turrialba. Pura Vida More 

Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My family did a two-day family adventure with Explornatura - the first day was rafting on the kid-friendly Pejibaye River, and the second day was a canopy tour with zip-lines, hanging bridge and waterfall rappelling. From start to finish, the team was exceptionally helpful and friendly. We were grateful to have such expertly-trained guides who were also a lot of... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

We love to have families doing adventures with us. Thank you very much for coming to Turrialba and for your review. Our guides are train to work with families and they love it too. Keep doing adventures, when your son turns 12 he can go to the Pacuare river too. Hope to see you back in Turrialba. Pura Vida More 

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