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“pacuare river”(127 reviews)
“rafting trip”(70 reviews)
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 29 October 2017

We rafted the Pacuare River on the 3 day trip. We stayed in the lodge overnight. The river was okay on the first day as the water was down. The Lodge was FANTASTIC! We enjoyed great food, little hikes, repelling the water fall and zip-lining....More

1  Thank Joel W
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

THANKS A LOT , for enjoying our Lodge , food , activities and guides. There is nothing like staying a couple of nights in the Jungle, your internatl batteries will charge up , not to mention rappelling down wakeup Falls.

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

It was a lot of fun! We got breakfast before the trip and a delicious lunch after the rafting. The guides were very friendly and cared for us!

Thank Lara M
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks a lot for reviewing our trip , I am sure you loved the Pacuare river as well.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

We booked the excursion through Caribe Fun Tours and everything went off without a hitch. We were picked up from our hotel in Puerto Viejo as expected and taken to the Rios Tropicales base. We were given an outstanding breakfast and a place to store...More

Thank soulbobjr
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks a lot for your review and for choosing our Pacuare experience as one of your highlights in Costa Rica. Jorge is one of the best guides in Costa rica. Thanks again.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The overnight visit was great not only was Max and Juan Carlos great guides they were great cooks as well the accommodations were awesome all around fantastic... the rafting was superb even for first time white water rafting

1  Thank Rybox35
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks a lot for rating Max and Juan Carlos as top river guides and cooks, they are great. Happy to know you enjoyed the Lodge as well.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Did the Pacuarae river in mid-August. The river was somewhat low but at least the second half of the rafting was excellent for white water lovers as there are many sections of fast moving water. The guides know English very well and are very nice...More

Thank rfourier
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks a lot for your review, and for enjoying the Pacuare River and our Lodge. Guides are the best !!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a fun tour and the quality of the staff and equipment is excellent. Highly recommended, they have been around for over 10 years.

Thank MyTravels2018
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks a lot for your recommendation, we started operations in 1985 , 32 years ago , we have guides that have been with us for over 20 years. Thanks for caring about high quality.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

To be honest the river experience is fantastic, and the landscape is terrific! The whole activity in the water is pretty well organized, and it’s evident they know what they are doing. It is also quite interesting to see how a bunch of people who...More

Thank ctgo
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Sorry I missed this review back in August , I always try to make sure our guests leave with a great experience. I am surprised you found our food tasteless, most of the time everyone wants lots more . I have taken care of the...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

First time for two in our group and second whitewater experience for the two others and we all had a blast. After a short ride from cruise terminal, we were greeted and provided equipment. A short lesson was provided and off we went. The initial...More

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks a lot for your review, we feel like you do, its over too quickly , and lots of fun. Thanks for enjoying our dessert,

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The other reviews have already covered the main elements and so no need to repeat them at length - do it, be prepared to work hard to get the most from this experience, enjoy. Only minor complaint was that the tardy French family kept us...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Unfortunately we were collected from Puerto Viejo at our scheduled collection time of 5.45am by an absolute idiot. His loud car music woke up our neighbours in our hotel and he then proceeded to drive at 80km an hour down the beach road from Playa...More

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9 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.
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
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Response from Vesela_Hristova | Reviewed this property |
We had a day trip. We had 4.30 hours on the river