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Rios Tropicales

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Address: #351 38th Street, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2233 6455
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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Rios Tropicales is an eco-adventure company that operates throughout Costa...

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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Great change of pace!

Day Float trip We spent days being adventurous and wanted a little break. The river float trip was the perfect choice! We were picked up on time and driven in a comfortable... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Rachel F
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Day Float trip We spent days being adventurous and wanted a little break. The river float trip was the perfect choice! We were picked up on time and driven in a comfortable van. Diego, ou host and guide, was welcoming and friendly. We collected some other guests and made our way to the river. Once aboard, had no other job... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, sounds you had a great animal sighting day , we are very happy to know the trip was a highlight of your vacation More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great trip in the Pacuare river where we spent the night in their lodge. Great service, great food, and very fun adventure.

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RafaGallo58, Propietario at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for enjoying our Lodge and river , hope you are able to stay a couple nights next time so you can participate on one of our additional tours More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Hello everyone We had a very bad experience with Rios Tropicales, they are very bad with communicating and organising. I never had an more awfull and dissapointing expirerence with any touroperator then with them. I am very upset. On our last day before leaving Costa Rica we were going to go rafting, we chose this company due to their good... More 

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RafaGallo58, Propietario at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Dear Joy, Thank you for your comments, As we explained yesterday , it was a mistake because there were 2 Hostel Urbano and we were not informed, we the guide call you once he arrive at the wrong hotel without any answer from your side, as you can see we did the best to pick you up but there are... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I will start with the guy who was supposed to take us from the hotel. On the road was an accident. Man was killed and the police have blocked the road. Seems impossible to be on time for our rafting adventure, isn't it? But he called some guy from the other side. He took us from the hotel and drive... More 

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, it sounds you had lots of adventure that day , and yes Enzo is great , he probably enjoyed taking you down the river , lots.. More 

White Rock, Canada
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It was an early pickup and long bus ride but it was soooo worth it!! Breakfast on arrival was tasty and very appreciated and then off to the river... Staff is extremely professional, helpful and our guide was pretty entertaining as well.. the scenery is outstanding!! the river (rapids of course), the jungle, canyon, swimming.Our guide was amazing, fun and... More 

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Thank peggymch
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your great comments , yes your guide was sassy , he is a great example of a great guide, I also wish our traffic was better so you can have a longer day on the river , but sounds like you really enjoyed it ... More 

Huntsville, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This was not my first time white water rafting, but I'm still a novice. Or guide Albert was phenomenal. He gave detailed instructions and had everyone's safety in mind. The rapids were really flowing, but with his guidance I felt secure the whole time. Though to be honest, I kinda wish I'd fallen out. Just once.

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I hope you did jump in on purpose every once in a while , in the many clear pools of the Pacuare. More 

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We did the 3 day, 2 night trip to Rios Tropicales lodge this January. Upon arriving we fell in love with the serenity and beauty of the area. Our local guide (and great chef) Esteban, went out of his way to make sure we happy. We had our own "private" waterfall, just steps from our room. Great common area, met... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for a great review, I beleive you hit the experience on the nail, the style of our lodge is very unique , and its why it was chosen as a top 5 Whitewater Lodges, and of course thanks to the great Pacuare River. The guides are great cooks , and the setting is unique, and yes we... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at rios tropicales and had the time of our life! Huge thanks to our leader Sebastian for being such a good instructor and so much fun at the same time. Lots of wildlife to see, including a sloth on the rock climbing out of the water just next to our raft, wow! The room (18) was... More 

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for a great review, we are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of our Lodge , including guide services and surroundings... More 

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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This trip was well organized from start to finish. Rios Tropicales runs a well managed adventure, which lets you just enjoy the ride! The trip included meals and transportation, and the guides were all quite friendly and helpful. As a first time rafter, I felt safe and had a blast! It was well worth the price to raft on the... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for your review, we appreciatte that you enjoyed all aspects of our tour, we will be waiting for you again More 

Utah
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This river trip has got to be one of the best 1 day rafting trips in the world! I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Rios Tropicales. We had a private shuttle for our group of 8 from a hotel in San Jose. If you have a decent size group I would highly recommend this. Our guide... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, we are very pleased that you had a very positive experience with our tour , and food...we hope to see you again.. More 

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