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Rios Tropicales

#351 38th Street, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2233 6455
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Great Adventure Trip

This company was very professional. My husband and I booked a 2 days rafting and 1 overnight stay... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Krystle A
via mobile
Amazing experience! So much fun!

We did the 1 day Class 3-4 Pacuare River Rapids tour with Rios Tropicales. A fantastic adventure on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah K
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Rios Tropicales is an eco-adventure company that operates throughout Costa Rica. We offer adventure activities that take advantage of Costa Rica’s unique variety of environments: whitewater rafting, multisport activities that feature kayaking,canoeing, hiking, and cycling, family adventures, cultural encounters, nature and wildlife tours, and “volun-tourism”. Our mission, to share the rivers, natural resources and culture of Costa Rica while sharing conservation values, has not changed since we began in 1985. Rios Tropicales was established by native Central Americans, El Salvadorian Rafael Gallo and Costa Rican Fernando Esquivel, whose deep connection with the region and culture are apparent in every aspect of the company.
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“rafting trip” (65 reviews)
“pacuare river” (122 reviews)
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#351 38th Street, San Jose, Costa Rica
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+506 2233 6455

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This company was very professional. My husband and I booked a 2 days rafting and 1 overnight stay at their lodge. We enjoyed it so much. The whole rafting trips was around 4 hours in total but the whole 2 days was so much fun....More

1  Thank Krystle A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the 1 day Class 3-4 Pacuare River Rapids tour with Rios Tropicales. A fantastic adventure on our honeymoon in Costa Rica. So much fun! A wonderful friendly guide who really knew his stuff, we never felt unsafe. There was breakfast and lunch supplied,...More

Thank Sarah K
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks a lot for your review , I will look into the glitch with your reservation ... We are happy you were able to see the Pacuare river with us

Reviewed 6 days ago

It was amazing! Everything was so organized from the first pick- up to the last drop-off. The guides and bus drivers took great care of us as well. Breakfast and lunch were typical Costa Rican meals and they were delicious. The guides, in my case...More

Thank sydneyn523
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review, I like to get 10s, also very happy you had Kevin as a guide , and that you had a good workout as well..

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4(my husband and 2 sons, 17 and 14) traveled to Costa Rica over spring break in March/early April. We arrived in San Jose on Saturday night. Sunday morning, really early, (we had to be in hotel lobby by 5:30am), we were whisked...More

Thank Stoutredtree
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your great review, and you even got a flat tire , we try not to include that experience every day . Matias is a great guide....there is nothing like a family experience on the Pacuare River, Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my family and I have to say we had a really good time, river was almost perfect, in fact we got several class IV rapids :D Henry, a five stars guide, thank you for making our experience an amazing one. Bus driver...More

Thank JuliyJavi
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello , I am glad you had a great time on our one day river trip ....we never tolerate cold coffee, and have always accepted credit cards with USD , its our well being , I am not sure what happened in your case...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing two day rafting trip. The river is so beautiful and the right amount of exciting/scary! Wonderful guides, great accommodation and delicious food! Thank you!

Thank SallyHUK
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you , for enjoying our Lodge and River , and for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast rafting down the Pacaure river with the best guide, Rey. Great info on the river and perfect intro into Costa Rica. No joke, it was a lot of work. Totally worth every moment.

Thank Brian M
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot , Rey is a great guide...very hard working with amazing knowledge...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We where staying at La Fortuna de San Carlos ( 3 hrs from San Jose) but decided to book this tour after reading some reviews and friends recommendations of rafting in Pacuare River. This river is definitely a must go! Is really beautiful and you...More

1  Thank Juan Manuel D
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for a great review, It gives a great insight to future clients. We are very pleased you had such a fascinating experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 2 day rafting trip with Rio Tropicales and also spent the night in their lodge. It was myself, husband, and 17 year old daughter. We had a great time, and the scenery was gorgeous. They emphasized safety, and took care of everyone...More

Thank Cara G
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate your review , there is nothing better than a great experience , in adventure family style. Our Lodge was built for people like you ..

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have rafted many rivers, but this was by far the most fun. The staff was responsible and they valued safety. Detailed and helpful safety instructions were provided before ever stepping foot in the river and we practiced all of the rafting commands before taking...More

Thank livgam
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your review , we highly value your mentioning the guide , accommodations and safety, we do make the Pacuare experience as best as possible..

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PreetiKovvali
Do you have any trips from San Jose at 12 PM on 26-Mar? Or can you customise a tour?
25 March 2017|
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Response from marketing838 |
Good afternoon, if you want to enjoy the Pacuare River it´s only in the mornings starting 6.00 am aprox from San Jose, 5.00 am from Arenal or 6.00 am from Puerto Viejo of Limon, please take note that we can pick you up from... More
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pmadigan5
How long are you on the river during the 2 day/1 night package?
17 March 2017|
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Response from Vesela_Hristova | Reviewed this property |
We had a day trip. We had 4.30 hours on the river
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Roe44
Is the river safe for a novice rafter? I've rafted once before in Alaska.
24 February 2017|
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Response from RafaGallo58 | Property representative |
Yes its a great river for novice , and if you have rafted in alaska you will enjoy our warm water
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