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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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Amazing repelling and ziplining!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Pierroz
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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank colesub
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank randbk
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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Zach B
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 2 February 2017 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 30 January 2017 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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Thank Maggie M
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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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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Thank sedationjax
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 

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