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Rios Tropicales: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I could not give this day a better review! We had an excellent day with Kayler, Juan and the team. They kept us safe, laughing and informed. We would highly recommend, just remember your towels :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed every bit of the trip, our guide was friendly and pura vida. They picked us up in San Jose and then we asked them(in advance) if it was possible for them to take us to Cahuita to spend some days in the Caribbean...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice People, very professional. The Pacuare River is a so beautiful place, special to do rafting. The restaurant is rustic but the food is very good. Special for a family trip

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Date of experience: July 2019
Thank es0lan0
RafaelGallo, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for enjoying our food, river and guides

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 4 long-time friends and did 2 nights at the eco-lodge. Second time rafting with Rios, with the first time being back in 2015. Fell in love with the experience the first time so we came back to do it all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jeanantawan
RafaelGallo, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your amazing review! It’s hard to answer when you have been so clear about your great experience with us! Come back, and keep track of your trees and enjoy the Pacuare again!

Reviewed 6 September 2019

Excellent trip! The company is very safety-oriented, which is our #1 criterion; they have a separate kayak going ahead of our raft to scout the river. Carlos is an excellent guide, expertly taking us through the rapids, while explaining to us what’s to expect. Breakfast...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Christina N
RafaelGallo, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending us , we try our best to provide the best and safety minded guides, sorry about our slow roads.

Reviewed 19 August 2019

My family of four booked the 3 day-2 night Pacuare River rafting with lodging at RT. I chose them despite several alternatives due to their reputation of professionalism and stellar reviews. We were instructed to arrive promptly at 8 am at the Ops Center as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank eddynation
RafaelGallo, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

Hello, I am sorry you perceived our decision and safety protocol as low service level. It is challenging to deliver the right messages when the river is high and dangerous. You mention other companies running the river that day, we do have a terrible issue...More

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Simply stated, the best time my family and I have had on vacation. The staff was amazing (Esteban and Antonio), the accommodations were beyond our expectations, we were fed like kings and queens and most of all, the scenery and experience. It is unlike anything...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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RafaelGallo, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

Thanks a lot for such a great review, we invite you to stay for two nights next time , and get to explore our trails, comunity, restoration project and zip lines, or just relax an extra day. Thanks for acknowledging Esteban and Antonio , as...More

Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

What an amazing but long day! We joined this trip from San Jose which meant a 5.20 am start. Due to pick ups, road works and traffic it took us over 4 hours to get out to the operations centre. But don’t lose heart it...More

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RafaelGallo, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for dealing with our road work in Costa Rica, if the tour wasn't as amazing as you describe it , the experience would be burdened by traffic , glad to know that wasnt the case.

Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

The Rios Tropicales Operations Center provided 2 fantastic meals- one breakfast at arrival and then lunch at the end. The rafting was good the first day and even better on the 3rd day of our trip. The eco lodge was delightful and Roy and his...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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RafaelGallo, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Thanks a lot for enjoying our Lodge, food and Guides so much. We hope to make your next visit as great, I am not sure our hydro system will let us place ceiling fans, without disrupting the environment! But we will look for low consumption...More

Reviewed 7 July 2019

The Pacquare is arguably one of the best rivers to raft in Costa Rica, with 27 km of rapids and white water, most of it class 1-3 with a couple of class 4s. The river guides are outstanding, knowledgeable, helpful and humorous. The Eco Lodge...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dhaone
RafaelGallo, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

Thanks a lot for your review Krishan, I believe everyone that visits our Lodge and river share your feelings!

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23 August 2018|
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Response from guzmandds1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, saw families w children 8 yrs old. They go w the family and a guide just for them. They will have lots of fun
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Response from drronline | Reviewed this property |
The Pancaure River was a pleasant white water trip -- much milder than what we were used to in the US. They took us to the raft and picked up the same -- no hiking up or down. The river was mostly II-III with a couple of... More
24 March 2017|
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