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Full-Day San Jose to Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV
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NARANJO RIVER RAFTING - EL CHORRO CLASS IV-V
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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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  • Poor1%
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“pacuare river” (130 reviews)
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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"rafting trip"
in 69 reviews
"pacuare river"
in 130 reviews
"operations center"
in 25 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 67 reviews
"overnight trip"
in 18 reviews
"class iv rapids"
in 9 reviews
"breakfast and lunch"
in 31 reviews
"raft guide"
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"hotel in san jose"
in 28 reviews
"eco lodge"
in 15 reviews
"highly recommend this trip"
in 8 reviews
"waterproof camera"
in 8 reviews
"no hot water"
in 6 reviews
"great rafting"
in 9 reviews
"costa rica"
in 120 reviews
"nice breakfast"
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"safety instructions"
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

From the moment we reserved, the company was very responsive and accommodating of our needs. We had some unique travel difficulties and they did everything possible to ensure that we could still make it to the raft day and onto our next destination safely. The...More

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks a lot for your review, We are all very happy that you had a great one day experience, we also invite you to raft and stay at our Lodge on your next visit.. Rafael

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Excellent company - impressive from the booking process to the welcome/operations centre at Cairo to the rafting itself. Pacquare truly a very scenic river with some heavier, serious class 3-4 sections. Excellent, friendly and professional guides & very good newer equipment. Best half-day spent in...More

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thanks a lot for choosing our company for your trip down the Pacuare river , our staff and experience definitely compliment the beauty of the river. we invite you to stay at our Lodge next time , you will be truly impressed..

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Picked up from hotel in San Jose at 5:30 am to avoid crazy city traffic. 2 hour trip to main lodge ...we were fed a basic Costa Rica breakfast at main lodge. Then took a 30 minute ride to starting point. We have done a...More

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thanks for your review, I will check on who your guide was , I will also make sure our take out ramp is fixed , I know it got hammered with high water las week , I am glad you enjoyed the Pacuare River.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Some of the best rafting i've done and we didn't even do Pacuare as too much water. (Did alternative).

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thanks for comenting on the alternate river to Pacuare , the florida section of the Reventazon is a Great Class III plus section with very big whitewater. next time we hope you will do Pacuare..

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Russ G
10 November 2017|
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Response from Rafael G | 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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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
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We had a day trip. We had 4.30 hours on the river
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