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Tico's River Adventures

Turrialba | 0.5 Miles North to Fire Station, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
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Fun and Safe Day on the Pacuare River

We had a great day on the Pacuare river with our guide Fabio. Nature beautiful, weather sunny... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yannick S
via mobile
HOW WAS THE GUACAMOLE?

Brilliant white water rafting very experienced people and all locals that speak many languages. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dariofr-95
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
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“guide fabio” (10 reviews)
“the owner” (11 reviews)
“these guys” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Turrialba | 0.5 Miles North to Fire Station, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day on the Pacuare river with our guide Fabio. Nature beautiful, weather sunny, equipment in perfect shape, delicious lunch and a fun guide that knows how to handle the raft and who also knows about the river, the wildlife around etc....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant white water rafting very experienced people and all locals that speak many languages. Our guide was Fabio which was great, he knew his things and also spoke and had a laugh with us all the way to the end! There are many tours out...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This was the first time my boyfriend and I have gone whitewater rafting and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Service was above and beyond, and we highly recommend Tico’s! We’d definitely do it again, especially in the Pacuare, one of the top...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

A great experience for all. We came when the river levels were relatively low, so rapids were mostly class 2-3 with the occasional 4. Despite this, we had a great day admiring the scenery and bird life. Lunch provided is make-it-yourself sandwiches and tortillas with...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had a blast with these guys, they were professional and very sweet and playful. Lovely lunch and big smiles and laughs. A fabulous and slightly more affordable way to enjoy the epic Pacuare, not to be missed in Costa. Felt really good supporting a...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We took a one-day whitewater rafting trip on the wild Rio Pacuare with Tico's River Adventures. All the logistics, from preliminary communication to pickup to drop off wet smoothly. It's a small outfit that gets you to the river early so we had it to...More

Thank Pugboy
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The Tour with Tico's River Adventure was perfect. Roberto pick me up at my hostel @8am. It takes less than an hour to get to the river. The equipment for safety and the raft itself were in a very good condition. Roberto's beloved bus, which...More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon Tico’s place while staying in Turrialba for our honeymoon. It made our entire trip!!!! Fabio (the captain) is absolutely amazing and definitely showed us the time of our lives! The river was the most gorgeous sight we have ever seen, not to...More

Thank Emily R
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

All of the crew involved in our day were fabulous. Roberto made fine guacamole and was a diligent and punctual driver in his pristine van! Fabio - the capitan - did a stellar job in ensuring our safety, whilst also being charismatic and putting on...More

2  Thank Rhiannon B
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

It was hard to decide what rafting company to select. We decided on Tico's because it was a smaller company - and it was the right decision! Roberto was very friendly and responsive in his emails ahead of time. The rafting trip was amazing! Our...More

Thank Robin P
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