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Rios Tropicales

San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2233 6455
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Awesome rafting Max and Juan Carlos were great

The overnight visit was great not only was Max and Juan Carlos great guides they were great cooks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rybox35
via mobile
Great rafting

Did the Pacuarae river in mid-August. The river was somewhat low but at least the second half of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rfourier
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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 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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“rafting trip” (68 reviews)
“pacuare river” (125 reviews)
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 TravelGuy1923
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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
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

Thank BusPersTrvlr
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 20 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 13 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

1  Thank Samuel G
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We made a mistake of staying in San Jose for 3 nights, there's nothing, am glad I read an article in traveler megazine about rios tropicales river rafting, booked a day ahead, and wallah.....was picked from our hotel, inclusive pick up from hotel, breakfast, river...More

Thank Pravin A
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Wow!! Just wow! Had the most exhilarating time rafting the Rios Pacuare with Rios Tropicales. They are a very professional rafting company with experienced guides. We were picked up in La Fortuna at 5:00 am and had a 2 1/2 hr drive to Rios Tropicales...More

Thank dfwMom99
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Highly recommend this adventure tour. You will be guided by professional and well educated guides, that will point out so many things you would never see on your own. Many friends have stayed with us as we are close by the area, they have all...More

Thank Caryn S
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PreetiKovvali
25 March 2017|
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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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pmadigan5
18 March 2017|
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Response from Vesela_Hristova | Reviewed this property |
We had a day trip. We had 4.30 hours on the river
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Roe44
24 February 2017|
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Response from RafaGallo58 | Property representative |
Yes its a great river for novice , and if you have rafted in alaska you will enjoy our warm water
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