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Costa Rica Descents is a family-owned and operated business. We are experienced river professionals who are passionate about providing you with a fantastic river experience. Close to the base of Arenal Volcano, our tours take you right through the middle of the jungle.

Costa Rica offers some of the world’s finest white water rafting and kayaking rivers, especially in La Fortuna. Come and enjoy the country’s tropical rivers with Costa Rica Descents! Whether you are an expert or beginner white water rafter, a nature lover or thrill-seeker, or a rafting enthusiast or active kayaker, we have the perfect expedition for you! We also have hotel rooms!

Our guides have international experience on five continents and are certified in First Aid, CPR, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness Survival. We highly recommend you call to make a reservation or book your rafting trip here on our website. We are open seven days a week, all year long, and we will confirm by email. Book with us today!

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Costa Rica Descents Whitewater Rafting Coolest Thing Ever!

We went with Talla and Charlie and they were the best tour guides ever! The view from each waterfall was amazing and different from anything else we saw that trip. We felt very safe at all times and felt very confident in our tour guides. Transportation is included and the drive is beautiful. 10/10 recommend!

– Tess H. | TripAdvisor
Costa Rica Descents Whitewater Rafting Best Experience!

My partner and I went rafting with Mario who was a perfect guide that made the experience the most fun and memorable it could possibly be. I was a bit nervous at first, but felt extremely safe with Mario in the raft. We went down lots of rapids, saw a couple iguanas, got a pineapple snack, jumped in the water and laughed the entire time. I highly suggest asking for Mario as your tour leader and Figu (not sure on spelling) as the camera man. Both love what they do, and it shows. Had a blast.

– Julia K. | TripAdvisor
Costa Rica Descents Whitewater Rafting So Fun!

We were so impressed! Very professional and amazing staff: knowledgeable and personable. They were great and took care to explain everything and made sure we were comfortable with the plan before we started down. Going down a waterfall is pretty intense and so much fun!

– Sue C. | TripAdvisor
Costa Rica Descents Whitewater Rafting Amazing!

Daniel was an amazing guide, knowledgeable, patient and fun. We saw a beautiful range of wildlife in the most tranquil of settings as well as experiencing the warm rain of the region. Also included a delicious lunch and tour of the organic form that grows the food behind the restaurant. Highly recommended.

– Nicola P. | TripAdvisor
Costa Rica Descents Whitewater Rafting Awesome Day!

This was a fantastic experience for our whole family. The water was cool and refreshing and the fruit break near the middle was a great stop. The nature walk and 'samples' at the end were also a big hit. Important Note: There are lots of rafting and adventure companies in CR, but they are not created equal! This was our 3rd trip to the area and my first with Descents and they are among the best!

– David K. | TripAdvisor
Costa Rica Descents Whitewater Rafting The Best!

This was an absolute blast! I have never been white water rafting, and Tom made this experience one I want to have over and over again! He, along with the other guides, made sure we not only were safe, but had a great time! These guys spotted wildlife, told jokes, took us in the funnest parts of the river and made sure we just had an awesome experience! You CANNOT go wrong with Tom and company!

– Michael D. | TripAdvisor

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