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December 31, Pacuare 3 days
The lodge, staff & service was excellent. We would return for sure. We enjoyed our stay. The room was unbelievable. The people/staff were also very friendly and helpful. We were a little disappointed to be the only group driven to the lodge instead of rafted but we got to raft out; which was amazing. Thanks so much for an amazing and memorable experience; it truly is heaven on earth at Pacuare Lodge.
Mike and Marla Bradlow
North York, ON

December 30, Pacuare 3 days
Pascal was a brilliant guide; confident, funny, and incredibly skilled. He made sure our rafting experience was one to never forget. The rainforest adventure was an incredible adventure – I especially remember the waterfall slide and a beautiful pool with a swinging vine overhanging. The trip really reaffirmed my love for nature and outdoor adventure activities.
Cameron MCardle
London, England

December 25, Pacuare 2 days
I found Costa Rica Nature Adventures & the services & accommodations at Pacuare to be superb. The guides were super professional & safe. Laura made our trip enjoyable & educational. The accommodations at Pacuare Lodge were so comfortable and far exceeded my expectations. Especially the food. This was an excellent way to see Costa Rica. I have traveled throughout Central America and have found few experiences comparable to this trip. Thank you for everything.
Larissa Funk
Bellflower, CA

December 25, Pacuare 2 days
A satisfied customer is one who receives more than expected.  We were very satisfied with every aspect of this tour. Laura was a fantastic, very well prepared and qualified guide. This was one of the best adventure tours we have ever been on.
Daryl Funk
Coralville, IA

December 25, Pacuare 2 days
Well organized trip. Food was excellent. We would definitely use Costa Rica Nature Adventures again. Pacuare Lodge was a paradise surprise in the middle of our raft trip.
Carol Funk
Coralville, IA

December 22, Pacuare 2 days
We had a wonderful time. The guides were friendly & always interested in being helpful. Mauricio is especially knowledgeable & his curiosity about things is wonderfully stimulating! I would recommend this trip to anyone!
Shirley Bonnie & Dale Shaw
Yashon, WA

December 20, Pacuare 2 days
Pacuare Lodge & Costa Rica Nature Adventures is the Best!! The lodge is terrific, the food absolutely wonderful, the river trip gives you a little of everything. Now the Best part, the service – Andres, Mauricio, Alex & the rest of the crew were #1 – they were fun, very helpful & would do anything to make your trip enjoyable. With a family of 5, they took care of everything we needed – they make you feel like royalty. Thanks for an adventure of a lifetime! We would gladly recommend you!!
Dennis & June Windmuller
Glen Allen, VA

December 15, Pacuare 2 days
From the moment I was picked up early from my hotel, I was treated to a fantastic time. The food was great and the tour awesome.
Eric Tracy
Manhattan Beach, CA

December 12, Pacuare 2 days
This was a wonderful introduction Costa Rica. Everything about the tour was amazing – the guides were friendly and helpful, the lodge was beautiful, the food was excellent, the staff treated us like family. The hiking to the waterfall was very fun. And the (water) massage was a perfect ending to a perfect day.
Sarah Butler
Boise, ID

December 11, Pacuare 3 days
This place is truly Heaven! The memories will always be in my heart. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime.
Vicki Machacok
Toronto, ON

December 11, Pacuare 2 days
Great intimate setting. A+ facilities, food, hiking, wildlife and rafting. Guides were fun and knowledgeable. I’ve rafted all over the world and this is the best experience ever! Pacuare Lodge pancakes rule.

December 10, Pacuare 2 days
The scenery was incredible! The lodge spectacular, the meals delicious and healthy, our guide knowledgeable, fun, and safety-oriented. This was truly a paradise. I was nervous about the big rapids but our guide handled them all professionally and safely. I recommend this tour.
Jenny Redmond
Grass Valley, CA

December 9, Pacuare 2 days
Everything about the trip exceeded my expectations. The rafting was a lot of fun. The lodging was beautiful. The staff were great. The food -especially the stake dinner – was fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful trip.
Kristy Williams

December 5, Pacuare 2 days
Hands down the best eco adventure ever. Wonderful fun guides and service.
Musa Abdel-Rahman
Grand Marais, MN

December 7, Pacuare 3 days
Once in a lifetime experience – Excellent staff, made us feel like family. Great lodging, incredible meals – canopy tour, hikes…everything was fabulous.
Joanne Johnson
Blue Point, NY

December 5, Pacuare 2 days
This was an amazing trip from start to finish. Alex our guide was fantastic. He couldn’t do enough for you. The staff was great at Pacuare, accommodations very clean. The food was unbelievable. The white water rafting trip was more than what I expected. It was the most beautiful scenery I’ve seen. I highly recommend the Pacuare Lodge & rafting on the Pacuare River.
Eileen Datt
Gibsonia, PA

November 14, Pacuare 2 day
Exceedingly pleasant trip with excellent guides, beautiful and newly renovated guest cabins, and outstanding meals. My 5th trip rafting overnight down the Pacuare River and my best experience yet. I bring many friends to Costa Rica, and will bring them back to the comfortable and scenic Pacuare Lodge – even more fabulous cabins will soon be completed!
Ronnell Hansen
Eagan, MN

November 12, Pacuare 3 day
This was by far the best part of our honeymoon: Every moment of this trip far exceeded our expectations. The rafting was exhilarating, the lodging exquisite, the food superb and the guides extraordinary! Truly amazing.
Ann Marie Somma
Bolton Landing, NY

November 12, Pacuare 3 day
Pacuare Lodge is Costa Rica’s best kept secret. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, they did! The staff went above and beyond in EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. There’s nothing I would change about the place. My only regret is that now every single hotel I stay in will never measure up to Pacuare Lodge. I will most certainly stay again!
Ada Elisa Caceres
Pensacola, FL

November 11, Pacuare 2 day
From start to finish Aventuras Naturales was one of the top 5 experiences I’ve had traveling. Great customer service through e-mail plus Pacuare Lodge was sublime lodging, superb food and top of the line service. The river rafting was the best I’ve done anywhere. Our Guide Fernando was superb. He was a tremendous river guide – safety first combined with great skills, sense of humor. Highest recommendations!
Chris Over
Lake George, OR

November 10, Pacuare 2 day
We loved the honeymoon suite & the aerial tree bridge. The canopy tour was awesome! The cooks and food were awesome! The rafting adventure was so much fun and the staff was so kind, caring, and informative.
Brian & Kara Mitchell
Altamonte Springs, FL

November 9, Pacuare 3 day
Excellent tour! Lodge & food were outstanding – Staff & Service were also excellent. Nicholas (the sloth) was an additional delight! Appreciated the flexibility and selection of activities. The River trip was outstanding – great guide – nice lunch  - great river (don’t let the dam happen!) – Good facilities at end of trip.
Carlen Graumann
Idledale, CO

November 9, Pacuare 1 day
Lots of fun! Even though is challenging, you always feel safe.
Jose A. Wheber
San Ysidro, CA

November 8, Pacuare 2 days
It was very beautiful. Andreas & Cholo & Alex were very nice and informative. Andreas was especially nice, and provided a great rafting tour.
Michael Hernandez

November 8, Pacuare 3 days
Our guide was informative & entertaining. The lodge staff were very gracious, the food was * * * * * I will share this experience with friends and invite them to come raft with us next year.
Scott Balch
Oakdale, CA

November 6, Pacuare 2 days
This trip has been outstanding, service, food, and river tour was fabulous. The guides on the tour are top notch. Everyone was so friendly and helpful with anything needed I will recommend the company to anyone traveling to Costa Rica. I had the time of my life. Thanks for everything.
Jennifer Martindale
Las Vegas, NV

November 5, Pacuare 3 days
Our experience at the Pacuare Lodge was incredible. The guides were great, excellent food and all in all a fun adventure! We will return!!
Amy Gray
Nashville, IN

November 5, Pacuare 3 days
The 3 day trip was awesome. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable & fun. The service, accommodations & food were all of 5 star quality. This is a “must do” trip if you are visiting Costa Rica.
Dana Adams
Oakdale, CA

November 5, Pacuare 3 days
The most perfect trip – just when I thought it couldn’t get any better – it did – canopy, then hike and the food – phenomenal!
Shelley Branton
Gulf Breeze, FL

November 3, Pacuare 3 days
Many times travel brochures show the best side of a lodge or trip. Yours looked great but in actuality the lodge & trip exceeded my expectations of the trip!!! I would do this again in a heartbeat!
Ivan -grouman
Idledale, CO

October 15, Pacuare 3 day
Pacuare Lodge was a spectacular experience – a great way to get away from it all. Beautiful cabins and scrumptious meals – “elegant” camping! Canopy tour was great, rafting was beautiful & fun. Please continue to fight the electric company’s interest in the Pacuare River.
Mindy Schwartz

October 14, Pacuare 2 day
The Pacuare Adventure was fantastic. The guides were excellent, providing interesting information & useful instructions. The staff at the lodge was outstanding, going out of their way to make our stay one to remember. I will recommend this tour to all of my friends and I hope to return myself. 
Benjamin Libby
Richmond, VA

October 14, Pacuare 2 day
A great way to start our trip in Costa Rica. Service was far above my expectations and the excursion was well organized. The river guides were enthusiastic and helpful at all times. Our stay at the lodge was absolutely incredible!! From the beautiful teak floors to huge showers, everything was serene. I can’t say enough about the fabulous gourmet meals – it was the best 3 parts of the day!! Excellent service throughout. I hope to come back again.
Donice Libby
Richmond, VA

October 13, Pacuare 2 day
The entire trip was incredible! Fun, informative guides, luxury accommodations, gourmet food, friendly staff, all in an incredible remote nature setting. There is no room for improvement. Thank you!
John & Sarah
Norfolk, VA

October 1-10, 10 Day Adventure Package
The Adventure Package included everything I wanted to do in Costa Rica and ended with the best adventure of all…a 2-day trip down the Pacuare River with a night in the luxurious Pacuare Lodge, in the middle of the forest. The price was much better than any other tour operator I was looking at. A great deal for an amazing vacation!
John Smithson
Arlington, VA

September 29, Pacuare 1 day
The entire experience with Costa Rica Nature Adventures has been an excellent experience. The entire staff was very professional and very helpful and cordial. My recommendation is to people if you are coming to Costa Rica for white water rafting then Costa Rica Nature Adventures is an excellent choice. We were excellently guided by Cholo. He made the trip a memorable one.
Lloyd Barron
Fort Lauderdale, FL

August 17, Pacuare 2 days
Everything was amazing. The guides were fantastic, food was delicious, and atmosphere / scenery breathtaking. Every request was honored and all the staff was so welcoming and caring.
Carla & Adrian Sak
Denver, CO

August 16, Pacuare 2 days
A wonderful combination of excitement and pristine environment. I had read about this trip online and in guidebooks, and knew I had to give it a try. I would highly recommend the 2 day trip to anyone. The meals are amongst the best in Costa Rica. The Lodge had everything one could need – and still managed to be part of the surrounding forest. The canopy trip was very exciting, and the guides very professional. Our guide Cholo was wonderful – a lot of fun, professional and knowledgeable. Our son (age 16) has high-functioning autism, but is extremely physically capable. Cholo picked up on this, and checked with us at the beginning of the trip to make sure he could handle the trip ok. Thank you Cholo! We had an absolute blast!
Michele Denison
Hudson, Wi

August 13, Pacuare 2 days
An epic experience through the Costa Rican rainforest. Our guide, Kurt, was amazing & very knowledgeable. The facilities, lodge & equipment are only surpassed by the grand nature of the Pacuare River. A must do experience for anyone coming through Costa Rica.
Adnan Chaudhry & Kristen Frank
Murray, UT

August 15, Pacuare 3 days
A most memorable 3rd trip down the Pacuare with Aventuras Naturales. We would never book with anyone else. The three day trip was one of the best of our lives. Your people, accommodations & food were superb! Manuel (our guide) was the best!
Thank you again!
Sean Brickell
Virginia Beach, VA

August 10, Pacuare 3 days
Pacuare Lodge 3 day tour is one of, if not, the best river / guided jungle tour I have ever done. All aspects of the surroundings and environment were explained in full & detail. The lodge itself is fantastic and very well maintained for such a remote location. All in all I would highly recommend this excursion / tour to all!!! Hope to return again & keep up the good work!! (very satisfied customer)
Mike Gallagher
Luton, England

August 8, Pacuare 4 days
Absolutely excellent, from Grettel’s competence to the trip, the food (fantastic!!), to the staff – especially our guide Max. Everyone couldn’t have been nicer – thank you so much. We will be back!!
Madeleine Burgoyne
Oakton, VA

August 7, Pacuare 2 days
The lodge is exotic – enchanting & romantic – too bad I didn’t come here with my fiancé. Words & pictures can’t do it justice. You have to experience it yourself. The chef was super accommodating to my fanatic kosher requests (I brought my own utensils & supervised) & the food was delicious and fresh. The guides were authentic, helpful & friendly. Gracias, Toda raba – Thanks for everything. Shalom.
Yohanna Pollak
Brooklyn, N.Y.

July 28, Pacuare 2 days
This tour was awesome and I will highly recommend it. It was fun. Our guide was the greatest! The lodging and food was awesome! Thanks for the great time, it was one of the best times I had in Costa Rica and I will let all of my friends know about it! Everyone was friendly and Max was the best guide, he was a lot of fun.
Casey Orzech
Franktown, CO

July 28, Pacuare 2 days
The Pacuare River Lodge is a beautiful piece of heaven tucked away high up in the jungle. If you want great food, beautiful accommodations and some of the Best River Rafting in the World, then this is the place to come. We will be back!
Patricia Rabin
Miami, FL

July 27, Pacuare 2 days
The river rafting was a lot of fun. I loved going down the rapids, especially the class four rapids. The guides were very experienced and knowledgeable. I was surprised at how versatile they were: guiding us down the river, cooking, leading bird/canopy tours. The Pacuare Lodge was so beautiful and I loved all the rooms. I’m a picky eater but I thought the food was delicious, especially the dinner. The trip was amazing and I would love to come back again someday.
Sarah Kilbourne
Falls Church, VA

July 27, Pacuare 2 days
A most amazing experience from beginning to end. The Pacuare is beautiful, the food is delicious, the room a delight.
Thanks for the memories,
Shauna Buffington
San Diego, CA

July 25, Pacuare 1 day
Way awesome! I can’t say enough good things. Blows the USA rivers away, and the views are to die for. If you plan on visiting Costa Rica you should plan on riding the Pacuare River.   
Samantha Moore
Chico, CA

July 25, Pacuare 1 day
An adventure not to be missed if you plan on taking advantage of the true Costa Rican experience. The guides are incredible – competent and only enhance the adventure. The scenery is beyond description. Seriously. . . a must! 
Penny Moore
Fairfield, CA

July 24, Pacuare 2 days
This tour was one of the best I have taken. The people, the food, the guides, the lodging – everything was excellent.
Jeanne M. Wright
Irvine, CA

July 22, Pacuare 3 days
This was a truly fabulous experience. The knowledgeable and generous guides, great food, astounding facilities and natural beauty of the river made this a truly memorable trip. We will definitely be back, and will recommend this to everyone travelling to Costa Rica in search of a truly “Pura Vida” experience. Thank you!
Amy Verbeten
Edwards, CO
July 21, Pacuare 2 days
This tour company has the best customer service that I have experienced out of all my travels this summer (Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Mexico). I have never been assisted with such genuine care and consideration than here with this river tour. Thank you for a safe, fun, and guided tour of CR. I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know.
Mindi Linscombe
Colorado Springs, CO

July 21, Pacuare 2 days
What an amazing two days. This was the last leg of our honeymoon, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful, comfortable, romantic or fun ending to our trip. The staff is friendly and warm and well-informed. The lodge is beautiful – I loved living by candlelight! The food was incredible – so delicious & so many veggies. I will recommend this experience to all my friends.
Carmen Walker
Los Angeles, CA

July 18, Pacuare 2 days
We loved everything! Max was full of info, food was very much over our expectations. Lodging was exactly as I would want it to be! Wonderful, Fantastic, Amazing, Full of adventure! Thank you – We hope to come back!
Marietta, GA

July 16, Pacuare 2 days
Everything was great – bungalows and food were a slice of HEAVEN.
Kylie Grady
Charlotte, NC

July 5, Pacuare 2 days
This tour was one of the funnest things I have ever done and would recommend it to anyone. The guides made it fun and deserve a lot of credit. The food was excellent and was an overall great trip.
Jake Young
Novato, CA

July 3, Pacuare 2 days
I have never experienced such a fun two days before! The trip was amazing. I learned so much about life and teamwork this was so fun. Badass fun.
Samantha Brody
Greenville, NC

June 26, Pacuare 1 day
I definitely recommend this tour. I rafted in other rivers in South America and Europe, but I never seen such a nice tour guide, great river trip and beautiful landscape. Costa Rica is a wonderful destination and this tour is a Must that you can’t miss. 
Joan M. Barreto
Lauderdale Lakes, FL

June 25, Pacuare 2 days
I really enjoyed the Pacuare 2 day trip. Being able to stay at the Pacuare Lodge made it more than a special experience. The lodge itself is a perfect place to spend a night and the hospitality and food were excellent. Our guides (Mario / Cholo) were great fun and all of the staff made it a really good two days. Will definitely be recommending you to our friends in England.
Karen Denning
Balham, England

June 24, Pacuare 2 days
Everything about the experience was absolutely amazing!! The river was challenging and really fun. The lodge was beyond words. The scenery at the lodge was gorgeous and the entire staff was exceptional from top to bottom. Not to mention the food was great. I would definitely recommend this to anybody, especially the Multiday trip.
Marcus Cuellar
Salida, CA

June 24, Pacuare 1 day
My guide was friendly and very experienced. He really knew a lot about the river & surrounding wildlife. He helped me feel safe & feel a lot better even though I was scared at first. The trip was incredible. It was exciting & fun. The scenery was beautiful. I was so glad I went. It is something I will always remember. Aventuras Naturales has a great set-up.
Candice Loveland
Beverton, OR

June 24, Pacuare 1 day
This was truly one of the best experiences of my life – it was very fun and such an adventure. I have always wanted to do this and I’m glad I waited until this chance. The guide on our boat was fantastic – helpful, kind and fun. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Diana Wheat
Eugene, OR

June 24, Pacuare 3 days
Every part of this trip was excellent. The honeymoon Suite is Awesome! A great way to start a marriage. The food was excellent. And the service was too.
Kevin Rainy
Daytona Beach, FL

June 20, Pacuare 3 days
First-off – I think the host(s) dictates much of the tone of anything. Mario is clearly an old pro. Very wise man. Very generous spirit. Alex is ahead of his time. Kept us laughing the whole time – yet was cordial and professional while we were at the lodge. Very impressive young man – and I am a good judge of character. The Pacuare Lodge was one of the nicest – if not the nicest places I’ve ever stayed – and I’ve been to the Ritz in Pans and the Peninsula in Hong Kong. Thank you very much.
Mark Gustawes
Los Angeles, CA

June 19, Pacuare 1 day
We are on our honeymoon and couldn’t have asked for a better first day and experience in Costa Rica. The Pacuare River is beautiful and our guide knows so much history about the area that even during the relaxing parts of the trip, we were totally interested in what he was saying. Even the ride to the put-in spot was captivating; we passed coffee plantations, growing plantains, and quaint villages. Everything was magical and an adventure we won’t ever forget!
Holly Schweitzer
Roswell, GA

June 18, Pacuare 3 days
It was amazing!! The drivers were always on time to pick us up. I loved all the resorts and lodges we stayed at. Everyone was friendly, helpful and did not change our itinerary and accommodated us when it was raining. I would use Aventuras Naturales again. 
Karen Goodman
Santee, CA

June 18, Pacuare 3 days
Everything was absolutely amazing! I have been so blesses and “changed” by the experience. Transportation was perfect, lodging wonderful and I absolutely love the Costa Ricans.
Kathy Myatt
Santee, CA

June 17, Pacuare 3 days
This rafting trip and the stay at the lodge will be a highlight of my life. The food, guides, accommodations, and the canopy tour were all superb.
Becky Luallen
Ft.Myers, FL

June 16, Pacuare 3 days
Pacuare Lodge was a wonderful experience. The facilities were exceptional, the food was wonderful, personnel were friendly & helpful. Kurt was extremely informative. The grounds were impeccable & beautiful. I really enjoyed the fireflies at night – and the night noises. 
Christi Gilbert
Folsom, CA

June 14, Pacuare 2 days
Excellent – I would recommend this tour to others who visit Costa Rica. It is a must for any tourist. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly. The lodge was great and the food was a class act. Can’t wait to visit Costa Rica again, and I will definitely include this trip again. 
Donna Spencer
Spring, TX

June 12, 10 day itinerary
Ana, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share HOW awesome our Costa Rica trip was!!!! We had an AMAZING time and loved EVERYTHING we did. The drivers were fabulous, on time, sweet and willing to do anything for us. The hotels/Lodges were PERFECT!!! They each were unique and we loved that we went to new places every day and that was part of the adventure. Thanks for ALL your help and for putting together a vacation that will be VERY VERY VERY hard to top. I am so thankful that we had you to arrange everything and I knew I could have full confidence in you~ Take Care Ana and THANKS AGAIN!!! We will be recommending you to many of our friends and co-workers!
Love,Kathy Myatt and Karen Goodman
Senior Recruiter - Kula Consulting

June 8, Pacuare 2 days
Well run & organized. Lodge was superb and clean. Gorgeous facilities & a world class staff. We were married on the Osa & ended our honeymoon with this trip, a great way to finish – now home to Utah!
Steve Moynaham
Park City, UT

June 1, Pacuare 2 days
Mario was our lucky swimmer! After speaking with other travellers, we really think you guys are the best! You’ve really got it down to a science. An awesome culmination to our honeymoon getaway in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
Joe & Carrie Lattanzi
Parkville, MD

May 31, Pacuare 2 days
The lodge was more beautiful than we could have imagined. Our guide was both professional and fun. We would recommend this trip to our friends and family. Thank you.
Travis Carter
Miami, FL

May 31, Pacuare 2 days
Great Tour. The guides were exceptional. All the personnel were very friendly. The facilities were extremely nice. The whole experience will be and remain one of our fondest memories.
Carlo Sabbatini
Mesa, AZ

May 30, Pacuare 2 days
Pacuare Lodge is a bit of Heaven. The entire trip from the guides on raft trip, to great meals, great setting for lodging to warm hospitality. Esto-es Fantastico! 
Nancy Kovar
Danville, CA

May 30, Pacuare 2 days
The water rafting experience is a rush, but the jungle and views around the river surpass any rush I have ever felt. The river is surrounded by beautiful green forests and waterfalls that take your breath away. 
Chris Kovar
Danville, CA

May 29, Pacuare 2 days
A really genuine first rate adventure with extremely real and friendly Costa Rican guides. The definition of fun. Great people, unspoiled nature, great attention to safety, Henry’s food is incredible, Marco, Alex and Wilman are great guides and great people. Thanks.
Jim Hood
Boston, MA

May 28, Pacuare 2 days
This is a fantastic adventure - - great guides, beautiful scenery, comfortable lodge and good food. We found the Costa Rica we hoped to see.
Mark Schueppert
Boston, MA

May 28, Pacuare 2 days
This trip was a great getaway from NYC. The landscape along the river is gorgeous. The guides were very very friendly and the food was amazing. Muchas Gracias.
Eric Peck
Astoria, NY

May 25, Pacuare 2 days
What an amazing experience. There was not one moment of the trip that failed to exceed my expectations. I honestly could not have dreamed a better vacation than what I experienced with your group. From the moment that we arrived at the airport & were greeted with warm smiles to the breathtaking view from the honeymoon suite in the Pacuare Lodge to the excellent tour / hike through the jungle with Kurt, I cannot say enough positive comments about how phenomenal the trip was. The rafting guides were amazing – leaving never a dull moment and finally the food alone is enough to make you want to come back again & again; and for someone who is vegetarian, this says a lot. Thank you again & again for this memorable experience!!! I loved it.
Renee Shandil
Claremont, CA

May 25, Pacuare 2 days
The Trip in general was awesome. It met & exceeded all of our expectations. The Lodge is a jungle Paradise. It is more beautiful than anything that is shown on tv or the movies. As a honeymoon couple who had the opportunity to stay in the honeymoon suite, all I can say is say is that the suite is better than advertised. It has its own canopy bridge & lookout point!! Loved every minute of my “adventure naturales”. With warm regards,
Asha Palta
Claremont, CA

May 24, Pacuare 2 days
Everything about this trip was just perfect. The Pacuare Lodge is the most tranquil place we have ever stayed. We just wish we could have stayed longer. Everyone affiliated with the lodge was so accommodating and exceptionally helpful that we cannot thank them enough.
Ana Tewary
Palo Alto, CA

May 24, Pacuare 2 days
This adventure exceeded my expectations in every way. The rafting was excellent and the river lodge was so well-designed. Sleeping “outdoors” in the rainforest was just amazing. All the guides and help at the lodge were really nice and friendly. We had a great time.
Jonathan Goldman
Palo Alto, CA

May 22, Pacuare 2 days
Travel books and the Nature Adventure website raised our expectations for this trip to very high levels. However, after our two-day tour, we felt that our original expectations were too low! Thanks for the wonderful & unforgettable eco-experience. The professional staff and expert guides allowed us to see, feel and touch the true Costa Rican experience. Pura Vida!
Richmond, VA

May 19, Pacuare 1 day
This was one of the best adventures I’ve ever been on. Our guide was not only informative, but hilariously fun. It was a very different way to see the beauties of Costa Rica & I’ll never forget it.
Shannon Ceballos
Davie, FL

May 19, Pacuare 1 day
This was the first time I ever went rafting, and it was great! Our guides were talented and helpful, but they were also a lot of fun. We laughed so much. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, even though I was tired out at the end. The scenery with trees and waterfalls was fantastic and we saw several birds and butterflies. It was awesome and we created several memories that will always stay with us.
Amy Frost
Davie, FL

May 16, Pacuare 2 days
I absolutely loved Pacuare Lodge & surrounding scenery! All the staff was very courteous, fun and fabulous dancers! Our guide down the rapids was very knowledgeable about the river and led us perfectly through the funnest part of each rapid. Great job everyone! Oh yeah, and great photos…
Emily Durham
San Diego, CA

May 14, Pacuare 3 days
We had an excellent time. It was memorable through and through. Everything from the guide, on the way to the river, to the last meal was excellent. Thank you for your hospitality! Three cheers to Max, Henry, & Gerardo!
Kat Espiritu
Brooklyn, NY

May 14, Pacuare 1 day
Oh my gosh, this has been the very BEST Mother’s Day I have ever spent with my kids on this Fabulous River!!! Our guide was so very informative & FUN & he made us a great crew!!!
Thank you, Cholo!!!
Virginia Cobelmia
Tulsa, Okla

May 14, Pacuare 2 days
This trip was absolutely amazing! Far exceeded my expectations, worth every penny! Accommodations were beautiful and the food was excellent! Thanks so much for everything!
Joanna Cunningham
San Angelo, TX

May 13, Pacuare 2 days
This was an excellent tour of whitewater rafting and jungle solitude. The guides and the lodge staff were very friendly and fun to be with. The stay at the lodge was memorable, and the food was the best we’ve had in Costa Rica. Well done!

Larry & Carline Kniskern
May 13, Pacuare 2 days
I thought everything was wonderful. The food was amazing and the service was awesome. The knowledgeable raft guide was a real bonus. I would recommend this whaite water tour to all who seek adventure.

May 12, Pacuare 1 day
This was my first. – My brother accompanied me to Costa Rica & he wanted to go – I had no interest but agreed to go with him. So glad I did – I will go again. At his age of 71 & my age of 68 it was a thrill.
Cari Baugone
Chicago, IL

May 7, Pacuare 2 days
This was a fantastic adventure. All guides and staff at the lodge were extremely friendly and competent. It was a 5 star experience which I would recommend to anybody who is looking for fun and adventure. Gustavo was a wonderful and experienced guide.
Coline Gicaud
Culver City, CA

May 5, Pacuare 1 day
Pura Vida! It was a very memorable experience brought together by wonderful Costa Rican guides who have passion for their job and want to share a part of Costa Rica with visitors. A+. Would love to participate again in the future. All services, especially the meals, were truly enjoyable and memorable.
Breanna Bartz
Miles City, MT

May 5, Pacuare 1 day
Pura Vida! The rafting trip was amazing. The best white water rafting I have ever had. A perfect addition to our honeymoon. The guides were very nice and professional. This trip had plenty of enjoyable and exciting rapids and wonderful scenery.
Adam Bartz
Miles City, MT

May 4, Pacuare 2 days
The tour was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Not only were the rafting and the guide above and beyond our expectations, but the food and accommodations were the best we had! Thank you so much for the amazing adventure.
Laura Blamey
Nashville, TN

May 3, Pacuare 2 days
We enjoyed the tour very much. The river is very scenic and the paddling is exciting. The guides are excellent, as is the entire staff at the Pacuare Lodge. The honeymoon suite is excellent, there are beautiful views from the tree platform. I would happily repeat this trip on my next visit to Costa Rica. Thank you!!
John Crowley
Worcester, MA

April 30, Pacuare 2 days
It was a very nice experience for me in Costa Rica. The “Aventuras Naturales” Team was very kind and experienced. The Lodge, where we stayed overnight was a paradise. I definitely would come back, if I have the opportunity.
Vincent Kaltenrieder

April 28, Pacuare 3 days
Kurt was awesome. He was so nice and very knowledgeable. The chef at the Lodge cooked great dinners. We were pleasantly surprised about how nice the accommodations were. We had an incredible time when we went on a “wet” hike to several waterfalls with Kurt. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Chris Ring & Larene Cole
Newbury Park, CA

April 28, Pacuare 2 days
All Aventuras Naturales personnel were extremely knowledgeable, competent, attentive and personable. Everyone went out of their way to see to our needs. They provided info along the tour to keep us well informed. The accommodations were beyond expectations – beautiful grounds, peaceful & lovely surroundings, the rooms were tasteful, simple and serene. The food was delicious and interesting! Kurt, Henri, Fernando, Wilman & Alex were friendly & fun! Alex made the river trip a fun & memorable one! Everyone’s obvious love & respect for the environment was notable. One of the best tours ever!
Joan Camana
Ramona, CA

April 28, Pacuare 2 days
I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the outdoors. The staff was attentive and very knowledgeable but were never pushy. Who they cook such good food, have such clean rooms when everything has to be brought in and out on the rafts is incredible.
Pete Camana
Ramona, CA

April 26, Pacuare 2 days
This was an experience I will never forget. I enjoyed everything. I would encourage everyone that visits Costa Rica to experience life at Pacuare. Much Love,
Demetria Rush
Raeford, NC

April 25, Pacuare 2 days
We had a Wonderful experience with Aventuras Naturales. What a way to kick-off our two-week Costa Rica adventure! The guides were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable; the accommodations were cozy and the meals were exceptional.
Guri Meireis
Denver, CO

April 25, Pacuare 2 days
This was a great trip! It was the perfect start to our Costa Rica adventure! The guides were very good and very funny. They gave good, safe instructions and lots of local information. Alex and Mario were perfect. The accommodations at the lodge were very beautiful and comfortable. The food was excellent – Henry is a great chef! Luis and Mario made the canopy tour safe and exciting! The property was beautiful. It was a superb example of Tico hospitality! Thank you!
Melani Jaskowiak
Gilbert, AZ

April 21, Pacuare 3 days
Great tour. Rafting was good but the water was pretty low so not so excited. The guides were excellent:  friendly, happy & motivated. Great time with them. The lodge is exceptional. The site is a piece of paradise. I really enjoyed the 3 day tour a lot.
Hervé Rultienx

April 20, Pacuare 3 days
This was a fabulous trip! The lodge is beautiful & very comfortable, & the food is great! Best food we had in Costa Rica. The guides & staff are very personable & did more than was required to make us comfortable & happy. Highly recommended!
Greg Findley
Denver, CO

April 10, Pacuare 2 days
The Tour was great – by far met our expectations. Pacuare Lodge is the most wonderful eco-destination and the food is amazing – it’s hard to understand how such excellent meals can be prepared with such limited facilities. The rafting was super fun. I never worried about our safety as the guides were excellent. I will recommend the trip to friends.
Helen Marsh

April 10, Pacuare 2 days
One of the most authentic, best nature adventures. I have never had better food. The staff were absolutely fantastic. I had an entire trip booked & Costa Rica Nature Adventures = Completely professional.
Glenn MacDonald

April 10, Pacuare 2 days
What an exhilarating experience! Although I was actually quite scared of rafting the Pacuare, our guide was so reassuring and instructive that I found myself thoroughly enjoying the ride! The meals were delicious, the bungalow clean and charming, and the setting – like paradise. All the staff was friendly and helpful. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.
Sally & John Moran
Reston, VA

April 9, Pacuare 1 day rafting
”Not knowing what to expect, with the family of first time rafters, the experience was truly exceptional. We all enjoyed the magnificent scenery, wildlife and birds. The highlight 2 tucans and a king vulture. The guide and the team were part of the fun, their expertise was appreciated!” Do Not Dam the Pacuare!!! Heaven on Earth!
Philip Wahl & Family
Georgia, USA  

April 8, Pacuare 3 days
Everything was above and beyond spectacular. We really were unsure of what to expect but the guides were all very knowledgeable & friendly, and above all made us feel very safe. The Pacuare Lodge was one of my favorite places that I’ve stayed and is full of charm and tranquility…not to mention the food was fantastic!
Juliana Allen
Somerville, MA

April 8, Pacuare 2 days
1st stop in Costa Rica and it will be hard to match this trip. Our guide was great and the food incredible. Thanks for a great time.
Jay Stevens
San Diego, CA

April 8, Pacuare 2 days
This Trip Was Awesome. The two days rafting was so much fun & staying at the lodge was wonderful. Hikes, waterfalls, canopy, rafting, great food – you name it, they got it! Everyone was so fun, friendly and informative. Thanks for a great start to our trip here in Costa Rica!
Kiki Dickson

April 7, 5 day Itinerary
Buenos dias,
Ya de regreso en España, queríamos agradecerles sus servicios y
atenciones para con nuestras familias. Ha sido un placer recorrer con su empresa una parte de Costa Rica y felicitarles expresamente por el tour en el Pacuare. Ese producto es
fascinante y lo recomendaremos a todos nuestros amigos. El lugar es mágico.
Un saludo desde España,

April 6, Pacuare 2 days
We were all thoroughly impressed with the nature adventure & program. From the beautiful accommodations, the tranquil surroundings, delicious gourmet meals, exciting river rafting excursions, and most importantly – the friendly, knowledgeable, and entertaining guides and staff. Thank you for making our family vacation to Costa Rica one that we will never forget!
The Scharety Family
San Anselmo, CA

April 5, Pacuare 2 days
It was a fantastic moment, a great start to our honeymoon. The river trip was good fun, the stay at the Pacuare Lodge absolutely amazing. Food was scrumptious, surroundings beautiful, and the guides good fun and very helpful. Thank you.
Ana Hilder
Maudstone, England

March 25, Pacuare 2 days
From the confirmation of our adventure to the moment we returned to the lunch spot, there was a continuous focus on our comfort. The guides anticipated our desires and were quick to please whether with a smile, a joke or a pause to allow us to soak up the lush nature surrounding us. Particular favorites were Luis with his patience on the canopy tour to ensure that not only was our safety important, but that we had an enjoyable experience; for Henry & his exquisite meals & spectacular presentation; and for Manuel with his never ending levity and confidence in his craft.
Betsy Roach
New York, NY

March 23, Pacuare 1 day rafting
Was thinking I have never seen anything so beautiful in my travels: Africa – Europe – Asia – U.S. and S. Pacific and Caribbean. This was Awesome!!!
Tom Riley

March 22, Pacuare 2 days
The lodge was a great escape with beautiful rooms and bathrooms both convenient and comfortable. Our meals were sizeable, diverse and especially delicious. While at the lodge the scenery seemed like something out of a Tarzan movie, plus the canopy tour was an absolute blast. Our guides were friendly, funny, and their English was very good. I would love to return to the Pacuare Lodge in the future – thank you very much!!
Ella Marie Sullivan
Cleveland, TN

March 15, Pacuare 3 days
We truly enjoyed our time at Pacuare Lodge. For being in such a remote location, it was surprising to have such comforts. The food was absolutely spectacular – firm delicious pancakes to red snapper baked in banana leaves! Our rooms were very comfortable also! The best part was the staff: Andres made it very personal for us and took excellent care of us all. Many thanks.
David Harrington
Kenneth Square, PA

March 1, Pacuare 2 days
We had such an amazing trip with Pacuare Lodge. Every person was so helpful, informative, friendly – so accommodating. Our guide Cholo was the best. And the group at the lodge just rocked. Honeymoon Suite was perfect. AMAZING EXPERIENCE! WE LOVED EVERY SECOND!!
Tamara McLeod Schwartz
New York, NY

March 1, Pacuare 3 days
I Thought that the staff was excellent! They took the time to make sure we were comfortable and our needs were met. I can’t say enough about them. The facilities were outstanding! You truly have created a bit of paradise, it was beautiful! I would recommend it to all my friends.
Raymond Rees
Scottsdale, AZ

March 1, Pacuare 2 days
This was one of the most fun experiences of my life. The ride to the put in (with Cholo) was very informative & fun. The Pacuare River was more beautiful than I could have imagined. The Lodge was like paradise – better than I even thought. The staff was all very friendly & helpful. They tolerated all our boisterousness with a smile. The food was superb; the accommodations amazing. Our guide – Kurt - gave us so much information about history, geology, plant & animal life. He was simply excellent & made us feel safe. We were so lucky to get him. This was a trip of a lifetime & I thank you very much.
John Belatti
Scottsdale, AZ

February 28, Pacuare 3 days
Pacuare Lodge is very beautiful. The accommodations were great. We were very impressed with the service & attention. The staff is very friendly & sociable. I always felt very safe. Their concern with Safety is very comforting. Our guide Fernando was terrific. If we had a question he couldn’t answer, he found the out right away. Very happy with everything. One suggestion, I was very interested in the Cabecar way of life and I would have liked more information on them – like what plants they use for medicines, what ceremonies they have, their beliefs, do they celebrate marriages, births, deaths etc. Also how they live, to see a home, where they sleep etc. I did not want to intrude on them so I did not ask too many questions. But I would have liked to share something with them and spend some time with the children & women & learn more about their customs. Thanks for a wonderful trip!
Manuel Gonzalez / Alina Cruz
Miami, Florida

February 28, Pacuare 1 day
I really enjoyed this trip! Definitely one of the highlights of my two month trip to Central America. It’s not just the river that was amazing, the nature was fantastic and is worth the money by itself. Continue doing what you are doing. . .
Mattis Norum Lerbak

February 13, Pacuare 2 days
Our stay at the Pacuare Lodge was the highlight of our Costa Rica trip – Awesome experience – I want to bring our family back – Soon! Excellent all around experience. What a great time!
Kim Brown
Lynnwood, MA

February 12, Pacuare 2 days
The rafting was fantastic – it was like going through Jurassic Park. The lodge was very nice and the meals great. The trip seems to attract a good crowd; we had very pleasant company.
Ola Klingberg
Hoboken, NY

February 12, Pacuare 2 days
I think that everybody has been very nice, beginning from the pick-up at the hotel all the way to the rafting tour itself. The food was great, the accommodations excellent and all the staff and guides very nice. Thank you very much for making our vacation such a successful story.
Bamdad Bakhshi
Hoboken, NY

February 12, Pacuare 2 days
This trip was amazing!!! Never in a million years did we expect this excursion to be so magnificent. The facilities, the food but most importantly the guides made this the experience of a lifetime. Thanks!
Jacqueline Tejada
South Florida, FL

February 12, Pacuare 1 day rafting
I was a little afraid of taking on the Pacuare, as someone with little rafting experience. I could not have been more wrong. The guides were excellent, the safety training was perfect, and the extra day was nothing less than thrilling from start to finish. Costa Rica Nature Adventures is well on its way to making me a rafting addict.
Dave Judy

February 10, Pacuare 2 days
The staff was great and the lodge was more special than we imagined. This trip is Costa Rica!
Richard Perrone
Osprey, FL

February 8, Pacuare 2 days
To simply put it. . .surreal – an excellent adventurous and educational tour – Highly recommended. Thanks
Eddie and Gina Falch
Oxnard, CA

February 6, Pacuare 2 days
This was an incredible experience. I loved the lodge and the food. The river rafting was exciting and the scenery was beautiful. The hike to the waterfalls was an excellent addition to an already great experience.
Jane Dempsey
Newton, NJ

February 6, Pacuare 2 days
Totalement dépaysant! Un vrai régal pour les yeux! L'hôtel Pacuare Lodge est un endroit magnifique perdu en pleine nature oû l'on oublie tous nos soucis. Le rafting était surprenant et intense. Que d'emotions.
Muchas gracias a todo el mundo y feliz continuación!
Sandrine Chamballon

February 5, Pacuare 1 day rafting
We loved how you all took care of us and our safety. And we adored the quality care that came with the tremendous lunch. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!
Lambertus Jaarsma
The Netherlands

February 4, Pacuare 2 days
Whole trip was just wonderful – so great!!!
Oie Lahmuste
Tallinn, Estonia

February 3, Pacuare 2 days
River rafting was great – good water & good rapids. Guides were excellent. Lodge was heavenly – very comfortable and romantic. Food was great – best we had in Costa Rica. Grounds at lodge were beautiful with so many different plants & flowers. Canopy tour was great fun and not as scary as it sounded from brochures – it does not feel like you are so high & guides were supportive & encouraging.
Linda Peterson
Boulder, CO

February 3, Pacuare 2 days
This was Paradise in Costa Rica. The Lodge was Heaven on Earth. Thanks Alex & the Chef.
Ian & Stephanie McAleer
Cambridge, UK

February 1, Pacuare 2 days
We had a wonderful time. The lodge was enchanting with gourmet food provided by the chef. Even the rain storm we encountered the first day didn’t spoil our fun. Alexander was a great guide taking time to point out the trees & wildlife. Thank you – we will definitely consider coming back & recommend you to friends.
Gina Zywicke & Paul Eaton
Rohnert Park, CA

January 14, Pacuare 2 days
Our river guide, Manuel, was great. We felt very safe with him. He did a fantastic job in the rapids! He was also very knowledgeable about birds & wildlife. The honeymoon suite was awesome! We really enjoyed ourselves.
Byron & Julie Rupp
Buffalo, NY

January 12, Pacuare 3 days
This was one of the most wonderful trips I have ever done. Thrilling, exciting, great food, wonderful sounds at night, jungle – what more could a person ask for?
Earl Eyre
Klamath Falls, OR

January 12, Pacuare 3 days
The trip exceeded my expectations on all fronts. The Pacuare River area is graced with incomparable natural beauty. Our guide not only provided expertise and insight regarding the river, flora, and fauna, but also led exciting day hikes. Hiking up to waterfalls, climbing up canyons, swimming across rivers….all before breakfast! I appreciated the pleasant and “can-do” attitude of the staff. The food was also excellent. I’m grateful to have taken the trip with a company so focused on highlighting the river’s natural beauty.
Portland, OR

January 11, Pacuare 2 days
The trip was a wonderful experience. First and foremost the guides, lodge manager, etc…were very helpful. The food was great and the lodge was relaxing. The rafting trip was awesome! A first experience I will never forget!
Tina Richardson
Yuma, CO

January 11, Pacuare 2 days
James Larson
Vernon, B.C.

January 9, Pacuare 3 days
No doubt about the 3 day Pacuare package has been a pleasure in every aspect. The rafting itself was an unforgettable adventure full of thrills and fun. The Pacuare Lodge can honestly be called a retreat in paradise. We definitely liked the lodge with its bathroom built with natural materials, and equipped with very nice adornments, flower arrangements and all those details – lovely! Not to forget the food provided and presented like a 5-star restaurant. The Pacuare experience is a place not to be missed and we will return as soon as possible. The best beginning for us to explore the beauty of Costa Rica. Thanks to all the guys who worked for us, you did a great job.
Jurgan & Franz
Munich, Germany










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