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“Best white water trip we have ever done”
Review of Rios Tropicales

Rios Tropicales
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Owner description: 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 kayaking,canoeing, hiking, and cycling, family adventures, cultural encounters, nature and wildlife tours, and “volun-tourism”. Our mission, to share the rivers, natural resources and culture of Costa Rica while sharing conservation values, has not changed since we began in 1985. Rios Tropicales was established by native Central Americans, El Salvadorian Rafael Gallo and Costa Rican Fernando Esquivel, whose deep connection with the region and culture are apparent in every aspect of the company.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Picked up from hotel in San Jose at 5:30 am to avoid crazy city traffic. 2 hour trip to main lodge ...we were fed a basic Costa Rica breakfast at main lodge. Then took a 30 minute ride to starting point. We have done a lot of whitewater rafting in Canada (ie kicking horse) but this was the best river. Very little down time... rapid after rapid. Class 3 and 4. We were soaked but the water was crystal clear and warm. We paddled through a few waterfalls, we jumped out of the boat and floated down the river, the scenery was beautiful... my face hurt afterwards from 3 hours of smiling. Our guide was very serious, a bit arrogant and a bit unfriendly and we paddled more than any other raft but we saw that most of the other guides were playful and fun ... we still had a blast and made our own fun ... and we felt safe and in good hands. Only giving it 4 stars because the end of trip, we had to haul the boat up a steep bank with loose rocks ... I twisted my leg and stubbed my toes, another lady fell ... this needs to be fixed

Thank Lisa G
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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thanks for your review, I will check on who your guide was , I will also make sure our take out ramp is fixed , I know it got hammered with high water las week , I am glad you enjoyed the Pacuare River.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Some of the best rafting i've done and we didn't even do Pacuare as too much water. (Did alternative).

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thanks for comenting on the alternate river to Pacuare , the florida section of the Reventazon is a Great Class III plus section with very big whitewater.
next time we hope you will do Pacuare..

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