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Address: 4th Avenue, Turrialba downtown, Turrialba 7150, Costa Rica
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+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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Wonderful experience!

We booked through this company at a recommendation from the home owner where we were staying. It was a wonderful trip! The guides were awesome and really good with our two... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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Alexandria, VA
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We booked through this company at a recommendation from the home owner where we were staying. It was a wonderful trip! The guides were awesome and really good with our two younger kids (ages 8 and 11) and went out of their ways to make sure they were able to jump and swim multiple times during the rafting trip. We... More 

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Thank blgalarza
Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

We love adventure families, thank you very much for choosing us for your trip and for taking the time to make your comments. I am so glad to know about your experience, please feel welcome to come again to Turrialba to enjoy the adventure life. Have a great time Pura Vida More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Exploranatura offers a really unique experience in the Costa Rican rain forest! We coupled zip lines with canyoneering and rappelling down waterfalls to create an unforgettable experience for me and the others in my group. The guides were excellent and made us all feel safe and comfortable!

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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. Our canyoning and canopy tour is one of the best trip you can do in Turrialba. We are glad to know about your experience, hope to see you again in Turrialba. Pura Vida More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Waterrafting on rio pacuare with explornatura was the best experience ever! Never did such an amazing tour before! The whole day was beyond our expectations. The team of explornatura is very friendly and competente. We always felt safe. We were only the two of us and were accompanied by two guides and a driver! Even the included lunch was very... More 

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Explornatura, Owner at Explornatura, responded to this review

We are so happy to know about the great time you had with us. Thank you very much for your words, all our team work very hard to provide the best experiences all of them really appreciate your comments. We would love to have you back here in Turrialba. Pura Vida More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

My family of five went repelling and zip-lining with David and Elena. They had great customer service as we called from the United States and were able to get everything set up and paid for in advance. On the day of, we arrived for lunch at the Base Camp which was a very tasty casado, the traditional meal in Costa... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

Safety first and then we can have a lot of fun :) Thank you very much for your comments, as a company we are very proud that our office, guides and cooking staff are doing a great job. Our canyoning and canopy tour is a great family activity to do in Turrialba. I hope you continue doing adventure, eat beans... More 

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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

6 of us from our group took a trip with this company last week and it was excellent. We felt totally safe the whole time and it was tremendous fun. I would heartily recommend it.

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

It is great to know about your rafting experience with us. Thank you very much for coming with us and for taking your time to make your post. Safe and Fun is the perfect combination to enjoy the Pacuare river. I hope to see you again in Turrialba. Pura Vida More 

Paris
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Congratulation to Explornatura team and thank you. We forgot to confirm our one-day trip rafting before the D-Day but they find a way to plan our rafting tour in a few minutes. Then we had the chance to have 2 persons from the agency for the 3 of us ONLY. One of them was our guide Oswaldo and he made... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

The Pacuare river is the best adventure experience in Costa Rica, I am glad that we were able to make your trip happened. Thank you very much for your comments, as you said Oswaldo is a very safe and fun guide, he say "muchas gracias" for your post too. You are welcome to come anytime and I hope you will... More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Our Explornatura canyoneering experience was fantastic! With the exception of my husband, we were all first-time zipliners, and none of us had any rapelling experience. Mario and Dave were wonderful. They were excited for us, made us feel welcome, and spent sufficient time going over safety protocols. Our kids, ages 9 and almost 13, volunteered to go first for all... More 

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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

We love to work with families. I am very glad that you had a good time with us. Thank you for recognizing our effort to make safe trips. The kids are amazing about adventure I am not surprise that your children went first in all the activities. :) Your guides a photographer are very proud for your comments. Thank you... More 

Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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Explornatura, Propietario at Explornatura, responded to this review

The Pacuare river rafting is the best adventure activity en Costa Rica not just for the rapids but for the nature and indigenous culture. We are glad you have the opportunity to enjoy it. Thank you very much for your preference and for taking the time to write your review. We hope to see you again in Costa Rica. Pura... More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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Thank Laci A
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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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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 

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