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Rios Tropicales Lodge

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Pacuare River, Siquirres, Costa Rica
Rios Tropicales Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The white water rafting down the Pacuare River is a well known highlight of a trip to Costa Rica. However many people do this trip as a one day event and miss out on the special opportunity to spend a night or two at Rios Tropical Lodge. The lodge is a true gem in the jungle-- simple but elegant. We... More 

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, your point of view is very important to us... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For info we travelled around Costa Rica and stayed in 6 differemt hotels and lodges so had a wide range of experience. Pros Nice clean up to date lodges with a very comfortable bed. The location - watching the clouds rise out of the forest The guides - helpful and always willing to organise and help The water coolers outside... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks UK Shorty for your review, we will pay attention to the Cons , our Lodge was built after it was a regular campsite while going down a river , we incorporated the trail later as an additional access.... hope you come rafting next time...thanks More 

Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lush and tropical , small waterfall to refresh .. Great rooms big showers with amazing views Hammocks , rocking chairs , open air dining with the sound of the river and birds No hesitations !!! We are going again ..

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot ...hope to see you again... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Unbelievable is too mild of a term. Our guides were fantastic, the river was one adrenaline rush after another. The food was simple - this is hard to pull off. These simple foods were fresh and just made your tongue succumb to greatness. Any chef will tell tell you, simple is by far the most difficult cooking there is. These... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review , so tell us were your guides , better river guides or chefs....thanks More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a very nice stay and the hole package was good. Very good structure and organized. Food was nice.Our guide Otto did a very nice job and really explained about animals and the jungle. You have to do the horseback riding. The evenings was fun w good food and drinks w nice people.

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks fredderick , for your review, we beleive otto is a better chef than river guide ,what do you think? More 

McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This operation is top notch. The Rios team are professional, educated and experienced. You feel safe and have a blast. It was truly an adventure that I will never forget. I fell out of the raft twice! Holy Crap. It was kind of scary because i was out of my very controlled element, but because of the education about safety... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Shane , thanks for your review, we think ray is the best , come for two days next time More 

Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Myself along with my boyfriend and another couple did the overnight rafting of the Pacuare river. The lodge is more than I could have imagined. We had the deluxe room, which costs $30pp extra but was totally worth it. I got a look at the standard rooms and ours was 100x nicer. Our room faced the river, was extremely clean... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Kaylie, thanks for your review, we will soon have all rooms be deluxe, so there will be no diference , all great ..thanks again More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The warm and friendly staff, the knowledge of the guides (gracias Ricardo & Jonathan), and the spectaclar scenery made our first Costa Rica rafting trip excellante! The CABIN was basic but very comfortable and clean. No bugs but very little wild life was observed. We highly recommend this adventure for class 3 & 4 rapids in dry season. Over all... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks David for a great review, we will keep improving our great service in the jungle, and are upgrading many of the older rooms.. More 

san diego,ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We just returned from costa rica. And did the rio tropicaes 3 day white water trip and lodge. Wife and i always looked forward to this particuler trip as part of our costa rica trip. We have done this trip at least 7 times and always loved it. This year however was a very disappointing trip. Nothing seemed to go... More 

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review and your constructive criticism , I will look into your reservation and find out what may have happened, management is working hard to keep the slack as thight as posible, and there really is no reason to have had mayor glitches. More 

San Diego, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Its simple, beautiful and amazing. The rooms are everybit as small as you have read. But, its a 'lodge'. The accomodations are not the RItz, nor are the prices. What's important about this place is that its 1/2 way down the river for the 2 day rafting trip, which was spectacular, even at the beginning of the 'dry' season. Johathan,... More 

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, I just spent several days at the Lodge , and you are right , its pretty close to heaven, we are working on several improvements , as he weather is tough on our Ritz...so next time you visit , you may notice some great changes....we will keep our pools , natural.... More 

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