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Eduardo "Novoa" joined our rafting staff in 1998. Born on May 31, 1977, and raised near Turrialba, Eduardo first became interested in the river while working for a wooden paddle factory in town. A local rafting company warehoused their equipment next door and, interested in using the paddles he constructed, Eduardo began begging river trips with the guides. He also learned his English from his river friends. Eduardo is a keen birder and enjoys playing basketball and kayaking in his free time. He has a son, Dixon, 7.

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Aug. 19, 2008 Pacuare Connoisseur Rafting: “The organization of the entire trip was amazing and super smooth.''
Paula: I just returned last night and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my trip to Costa Rica. The rafting in particular was amazing and I all the guides (Abel, Eduardo, etc.) were really, really top notch. I loved it! I am not sure whether you find this helpful but since I study marketing for a living I was thinking about the way I remembered the two tours (the regular one and the connoisseur) being described.

In my memory, the “white glove service” you described stood out but was not something that I particularly cared for and in fact sounded a bit too elitist for me. What I would have cared for a lot (and what would have made me choose your more exclusive tour in hindsight) was the large number of rafts that these other companies are using as opposed to our 1 raft (or max of 3). That made a BIG difference I thought. I now see that it's something you mention on your web page, but it did not really feature prominently enough in my decision (or maybe it's an attribute that is hard to understand before having participated in a trip). Anyway, I thought I would share this with you in case you find it helpful. Also, the organization of the entire trip was amazing and super smooth. I was very impressed (and I am originally from Germany where we pride ourselves in efficient organization :-))) Thanks again for a wonderful time. I am sure I will be back in the future to see all the things I did not have time for this time.
- Kristin Diehl

Dec. 29, 2004 ''Thank you for such an awesome trip down the Pacuare River.''
I wanted to just say thank you for such an awesome trip down the Pacuare River. Our guide, Eduardo Aguilar, was such a treat and a pleasure and really enhanced our trip immensely. He picked us up at the crack of dawn from our hotel with a cheerful greeting and was amazing the rest of the trip. I was able to speak with him on the ride back home from Turrialba for a while and I was so impressed with his character and sense of humor. Thank you very much for your services, and your wonderful employees, I will reccommend Costa Rica Expeditions to my friends for sure.
- Katherine Maxin

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