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Rios Tropicales

San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2233 6455
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Lots of rapids and beautiful scenery!

This was a fabulous adventure! You will get drenched. It was my son’s first experience river... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RuthAnn W
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Logan, Utah
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Best experience of my time in central america

Really enjoyed the white water rafting! We did a 3 hour trip which was III-IV difficulty. Lunch and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruth T
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London, United Kingdom
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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” (68 reviews)
“pacuare river” (127 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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+506 2233 6455

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fabulous adventure! You will get drenched. It was my son’s first experience river rafting. I’ve been on several river rafting trips, but this had the most rapids/fun. Our guide,Kevin, was great! He gave great instruction and kept us all safe. The rapids...More

Thank RuthAnn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the white water rafting! We did a 3 hour trip which was III-IV difficulty. Lunch and breakfast and transport from La Fortuna and too San Jose was included. Great way to see the jungle in Costa Rica- we saw toucans and sloths- as...More

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

Thanks a lot for inviting more people to have a great experience with us!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to have a rafting experience and this was the best day of our trip! The crew was friendly and fun! We started on the Pacquare River and spend 3 hours of excitement. I felt like I was in a National Geographic Magazine...the river,...More

Thank maryw2013220
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for comparing our River Trip on the Pacuare as a National Geographic experience. we are also very proud of our guides and service.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We rafted the Pacuare River on the 3 day trip. We stayed in the lodge overnight. The river was okay on the first day as the water was down. The Lodge was FANTASTIC! We enjoyed great food, little hikes, repelling the water fall and zip-lining....More

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

THANKS A LOT , for enjoying our Lodge , food , activities and guides. There is nothing like staying a couple of nights in the Jungle, your internatl batteries will charge up , not to mention rappelling down wakeup Falls.

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

It was a lot of fun! We got breakfast before the trip and a delicious lunch after the rafting. The guides were very friendly and cared for us!

Thank Lara M
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks a lot for reviewing our trip , I am sure you loved the Pacuare river as well.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

We booked the excursion through Caribe Fun Tours and everything went off without a hitch. We were picked up from our hotel in Puerto Viejo as expected and taken to the Rios Tropicales base. We were given an outstanding breakfast and a place to store...More

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks a lot for your review and for choosing our Pacuare experience as one of your highlights in Costa Rica. Jorge is one of the best guides in Costa rica. Thanks again.

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The overnight visit was great not only was Max and Juan Carlos great guides they were great cooks as well the accommodations were awesome all around fantastic... the rafting was superb even for first time white water rafting

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks a lot for rating Max and Juan Carlos as top river guides and cooks, they are great. Happy to know you enjoyed the Lodge as well.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Did the Pacuarae river in mid-August. The river was somewhat low but at least the second half of the rafting was excellent for white water lovers as there are many sections of fast moving water. The guides know English very well and are very nice...More

Thank rfourier
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks a lot for your review, and for enjoying the Pacuare River and our Lodge. Guides are the best !!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a fun tour and the quality of the staff and equipment is excellent. Highly recommended, they have been around for over 10 years.

Thank TravelGuy1923
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks a lot for your recommendation, we started operations in 1985 , 32 years ago , we have guides that have been with us for over 20 years. Thanks for caring about high quality.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

To be honest the river experience is fantastic, and the landscape is terrific! The whole activity in the water is pretty well organized, and it’s evident they know what they are doing. It is also quite interesting to see how a bunch of people who...More

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

Sorry I missed this review back in August , I always try to make sure our guests leave with a great experience. I am surprised you found our food tasteless, most of the time everyone wants lots more . I have taken care of the...More

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Russ G
10 November 2017|
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Response from RafaGallo58 | Property representative |
The guides do all the physical stuff, you paddle at your own pace and help the grroup move around. You will be very satisfied with experiencing Class II and Iv on the Pacuare River.
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PreetiKovvali
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
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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