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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
+506 2233 6455
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I went water rafting with my two friends with Rios Tropicales and had a fabulous time. They picked us up directly from our accommodations, fed us high quality meals (breakfast and lunch since we just did a day tour). Due to heavy amounts of rain...More

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks, we will honor our offer , as you spent a couple hours less , on another great Costa Rican River , Iwill look into this..

Reviewed 8 January 2018

I recently went on a family vacation in Costa Rica and the rafting trip we went on with Rios Tropicales (Upper Tenorio) was absolutely the highlight of our vacation. The trip was well organized, the staff was friendly, the food was delicious, and the overall...More

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

Thanks for reviewing our trip in Guanacaste area!!

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Definetely I would recommend this company and to anyone! I've just finished 2 days rafting trip with overnight at Rio Tropicales eco lodge, and awerything was just great! Pacuare is a beaufiful river with amazing views: cloud forests, waterfalls, narrow canyons. Our boat guide was...More

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

Thanks a lot for your review, Sebastian is one of our great guides..

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

A great way to start of vacation in Costa Rica! We stayed in San Jose for one night after we arrived from the US. We booked one night at the Hilton Garden Inn and we were picked up at 6 am. You can keep your...More

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

Thanks for the 6 star rating , including Carlos...

Reviewed 24 December 2017

Some people come to Costa Rica purely for a rafting trip with Rios Tropicales. You can book anywhere from a one day to a six day trip. We just did the one day but wow, what a day. We ran into some traffic issues to...More

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

Thanks a lot for your review, sorry for taking so long to respond...Carlos is one of our great guides...

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Pacuare river is gorgeous and what better way to see it than rafting! The staff at rio tropicales is amazing! Our guide was gabby and she was great! The entire crew is so helpful and the experience was brilliant. The day starts with transportation from...More

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thanks for your review, we beleive you are ready for our overnight trip at rios tropicales lodge.

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing day with Rios Tropicales today rafting on a river. Our guide Sasy was the best instructor I could be hoping for! Muchas gratias for making my last day in Costa Rica an unforgettable experience !

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thanks a lot for your comment , I beleive you had a great guide in your boat.. it will be hard to forget the Pacuare.

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This was a fabulous adventure! You will get drenched. It was my son’s first experience river rafting. I’ve been on several river rafting trips, but this had the most rapids/fun. Our guide,Kevin, was great! He gave great instruction and kept us all safe. The rapids...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the white water rafting! We did a 3 hour trip which was III-IV difficulty. Lunch and breakfast and transport from La Fortuna and too San Jose was included. Great way to see the jungle in Costa Rica- we saw toucans and sloths- as...More

Thank Ruth T
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thanks a lot for inviting more people to have a great experience with us!!

Reviewed 29 November 2017

We wanted to have a rafting experience and this was the best day of our trip! The crew was friendly and fun! We started on the Pacquare River and spend 3 hours of excitement. I felt like I was in a National Geographic Magazine...the river,...More

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

Thanks a lot for comparing our River Trip on the Pacuare as a National Geographic experience. we are also very proud of our guides and service.

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Samia J
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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
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
24 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