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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was, hands-down, the best river adventure we have ever been on! From the moment Rio Tropicales picked us up at our hotel, we knew we were going to have a fun adventure! For our trip, we were the only couple on the 2 day...More

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what an awesome day of rafting! We started our day with a cooked breakfast at the Rio Tropicales lodge before taking a 45 minute bus ride to the start of the river. On the way there one of the guides made sure we were...More

Thank Sjtgemini
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for a great review, please come rafting again , and stay overnight at the Lodge that we have at the beginning of the Gorge , just before the Class IV rapids .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group consisted of 4 people with ages ranging fro 16 to 73. We had the best time ever. Our guide was the BOMB. I with I could remember his name so maybe someone reading this can help me out. He was on crutches due...More

Thank shfunchess
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot , his name is Sassy , he is a great human being , and amazing guide!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a brochure from my AirBnB for Rios Tropicales. There are a few companies that do the day trip to Pacuare and they all seemed about the same price. The flyer led me to their online site and it was $105 at the time of...More

Thank ssmarrow
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for having lots of fun , on our Pacuare River.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this trip a week in advance and on the morning 15 mins after they were meant to pick me up I called them to ask if they were running late. They said no and that they couldn't see my booking despite sending a confirmation...More

Thank huntforgoodtimes
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I will have to look into this case , even without names and date , this is unacceptable.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I did the two day rafting and Ecolodge stay. All of the staff were extremely professional. Our guide, Ronald, did an excellent job of making our ride fun while keeping us safe. The ecolodge was fantastic and the food and drink were delicious. One personal...More

Thank Jeff M
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for your review , we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lodge on the Pacuare River, it has been a long rainy season, but the river is lots more fun ..

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing landscape rafting the Rio Pacuare. Rio Tropicales and our guide Carlos are professional and well-organized, it has been Pura Vida !

Thank Stephane M
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks A Lot !!

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Arenal Hanging Bridges is the best place to see the volcano and the lagoon at the same time. The walk is nice, not heavy, and you can see many many birds and snakes (if you are lucky). They have a small waterfall (nice and cold)...More

Thank rgaritas01
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a whole lot for your review!

Reviewed 23 July 2018

River Rafting through Rios Tropicales was one of the best vacation decisions we made. This company provided such a fun and unforgettable experience at such an affordable price. We were picked up all the way in San Jose, given breakfast and lunch, and then experienced...More

Thank Jenny A
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks , Pacuare River is one of the best in the World!!

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Definitely recommend them. The guides (Jesus and Ronny) were awesome. The scenery was great. A highlight of our trip.

Thank jdub832018
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for enjoying Pacuare , and our great Staff

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Samia J
23 August 2018|
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Response from gplevrak | Reviewed this property |
Hello, As safety depends of what you do and the season you are in the river the answer could not be black or white. But I can tell that, for the period we were there that means April, I would easily have taken my 10 years... More
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Russ G
9 November 2017|
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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
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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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