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Rio Locos Tropical Tours

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Address: Aptdo 285, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2556 6035

Rio Loco's Tropical Tours is family owned!! A small company with focus on...

Rio Loco's Tropical Tours is family owned!! A small company with focus on a wild but safe ride down the river of your choice! We offer a guide with over 26 years experience and staff that can direct you down the path of an incredible Costa Rican adventure. We include lunch, as well as transportation to and from the river! Need help getting here! We can do that do too!

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2 day white water rafting trip

great fun! great guide! Overnight bedroom was really roughing it, but the community area by where they fed us dinner and breakfast was very nice with beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Montpelier, Vermont
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

great fun! great guide! Overnight bedroom was really roughing it, but the community area by where they fed us dinner and breakfast was very nice with beautiful views of the river. We went in March, water level pretty low, but exciting enough for me with maybe 2 level 4's and many level 3 rapids!

Thank _jodypettersen
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 18 January 2015

The rafting tour was well managed. Chalo the rafting guide and the safety kayak guide were very entertaining and skilled. The lunch provided was some of the best food we had during our stay in Costa Rica. You will get very wet, challenged and thrilled with your experience with this group. We rafted the Pacuare River for over four hours... More 

Thank fioreart
San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

Our guides were knowledgeable, awesome and SAFE. Our guide had more than 25 years on this river expierence. Truly all the other outfits follow these guys. If you wanna a great expierence on one of the top 5 rivers in the world these are your men (and women). Small company feel with impeccable safety record cause this is what they... More 

Thank aussiekitty12
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My dad really wanted to go white water rafting on the Pacure. The river is known for having category III-V rapids. We chose Locos because it was the local rafting company and had stellar safety ratings. The owner was super attentive and helpful! We had awkward backpacks; he let us store them in his garage. We had a go pro;... More 

Thank Tiffany L
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Wonderful day trip on the pacuare river. We travelled to Turrialba solely for the rafting and were therefore anxious to be guaranteed that the tour would run, which we were. The trip went despite there only being 3 of us booked on the trip. They downsized to a smaller raft as a result, which was much better, especially as the... More 

Thank Tom K
Middletown, Iowa
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

My son (then 13 years old) and I used Rio Locos when rafting in Costa Rica in early August 2010. Chalo was great. He seemed quite skilled. There was also a safety kayaker that traveled along/behind us and even in front of us at times to ensure safety (and he also took pictures). The rafting was fun and we felt... More 

Thank JenaRN
Turrialba, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I went on two rafting trips last year with Locos, both on the Pacuare River. The first was with family (ages ranged from 10 - 70). there was eight of us in two boats and another group filled a third boat. the river was fairly low so it was safe for the youngest and oldest to do the Pacuare (otherwise... More 

Thank towen27701
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

We joined the whitewater rafting Tour at Rio pacuare in April with loco Tours. The owner is an american guy and his guides are former worldchampions in rafting competitions. And maybe former comedians...? We had so much fun at this amazing Tour and it was such a great experience. Rio pacuare is level 3-4 and therefore there are many little... More 

Thank Sandra_travelling
Dania Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

We have rafted with them four times now and every time is more fun. The Pacuare was very fast but we were completely safe under the guidance of Chalo. The day started when they picked us up from our hotel in their van. After instructions we were on our way. You won't believe how much fun it is. Halfway through... More 

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Weston, FL
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

we rafter with them and it was an awesome experience. THey are super professional, super safe, but also they went the extra mile to make sure that we had fun. Their price was affordable and we got the best photographs!! We will go back!

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