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Rios Tropicales

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Address: #351 38th Street, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2233 6455
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08:00 - 17:00
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Rios Tropicales is an eco-adventure company that operates throughout Costa...

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.

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Super ride and teamwork building!!!..Sparky

Great time...Go rafting every time visiting CR...Nothing like it for fun and adventure!!!..What a ride!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Cocoa Beach, Florida

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great time...Go rafting every time visiting CR...Nothing like it for fun and adventure!!!..What a ride!!!

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

I am happy to know that you choose Rios Tropicales for your Rafting Experiences in Costa Rica More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The One Day Tour to Pacuare was great! Ronald was our raft guide and he was awesome. Just the tour conductor Matias was sort of apathetic, but speaking about the excursion itself, is a highly recommend activity.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this whitewater rafting trip through a cruise line. We did not know what to expect. We ended up with a thrill of a lifetime! We were picked up at the cruise terminal and driven in a nice motor coach to Rio Tropicales. During the ride we were given rafting instructions and also some information about the area from... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks You for having a thrilling day with us.. More 

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was afraid of canoying in Pacuare but they made de experience absolutely great. So helpful, trustful, experienced and funny at the same time. The price was also nice. They picked us at the hotel in San Jose and leave us in the caribean side of Costa Rica at the end. They have also a photographer to take you pictures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say? From beginning to end we had a wonderful experience with Rios Tropicales. The price is a fantastic deal, especially if you take advantage of the transport option to get picked up in one place and dropped off in another. We booked a 1 day rafting trip with them for the day before our flight home and... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your great review, we both agree that sassy is a great guide with very positive attitude,knowledgable, fun and safe. More 

Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went white water rafting with Rio Tropicales on the Pacuare river. We did the day tour. It was fabulous. The positive experience started with the great customer service by Carolina, over email, which was helpful and informative. The tour included breakfast and lunch at their lodge which which was very nice and we enjoyed the meals. Our guide was... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for a great review, it all starts with our sales personell, and it only gets better , Thanks More 

Nags Head, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I highly recommend this trip! Sassy was an excellent guide. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a very professional guide. Not only did he make us laugh, but he also shared his in-depth knowledge about Costa Rica. Sassy made our trip down the river fun and exciting. This was was the highlight of our cruise!

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review ,that focuses onour great human power. Sassy is a great human being , I am glad to know you appreciatted his leadership More 

Carolina, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I have to say that I have never had so much fun in a water adventure!!! Everyone was so nice and our guide was Carlos and once we were in the water, David was our raft guide; they were both amazing!! We got picked up at our hotel and the were taken to a drive through the city and them... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for such a great review, we will be waiting for your return, and be happy to share with you the passion we like to transmit More 

Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

You owe it to yourself to do an over night trip with Rios Tropicales. The tour guides are amazing and truly love what they do and will make you feel safe and make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime. Ask for Rainer (Sassy) for your tour guide he's amazing and will inspire you in more ways than you... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review and for enjoying Sassy as well. he More 

LA Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We did a three day Paquare River trip with Rios Tropicales and it was the highlight of our trip. The rafting, lodge, food, area and people were all amazing. We do a lot of whitewater rafting in the states and have never been on a trip through such a beautiful area. Try to spend at least an extra day at... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, we think our two night trip at the Lodge is the best. Thanks for enjoying our rainforest setting as well. More 

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