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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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

If you like staying in a basic dorm (small single beds) with screens that hardly keep the bugs out and like having no hot water than you will love it! Otherwise the guides truly go out of their way to make you feel at home and be somewhat comfortable. They cook all your meals, and it was pretty good for... More 

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

Thanks a lot for your review, I am happy to know you enjoyed our guides and food, we will only be handling deluxe rooms the coming years, so will feel lots more comfortable when you come back More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We started our trip in Costa Rica with the Pacuare River 3 day adventure in March 2014 and it was beyond our expectations. It was the best part of our trip and we cannot stop telling our friends to try it out. The river and the surroundings are beyond beautiful. Day 1 was a relaxing raft into the resort. We... More 

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

Thanks a lot for your review, come back and raft the Pacuare at higher water, you should enjoy the Lodge as well. More 

Durham, NH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Rios Tropicales overnight rafting trip and accommodations at the lodge were the highlight for our family of five. We loved the rafting and especially loved the setting, scenery and tranquility at the lodge. Our guide, Ricardo, was amazing and as part of our overnight stay, we took advantage of Ricardo's guided hike and swim at the natural waterslide. We... More 

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

Thanks , its so good to know that our river and property was a highlight in Costa Rica. More 

Fuerth, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We booked the 4-Day-Trip with a 3 day stay at the lodge in August 2014. The minibus picked us up at the Hotel in San Jose. At the river, we met our guide, Otto. He took care of us for the following 4 days, like a nurse :-) He was the boss in the boat, he cooked tasty meals for... More 

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

Dear Orlando829, Thank you for expressing your experience with us perfectly! I will send your comments to my team and specially Otto. Pura vida, Fernando Esquivel VP Rios Tropicales More 

Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I can't say enough about our guides--Vernie, Juan Carlos, Leo and Alex. There were experts at everything---rafting, cooking, zip-lining, nature. Plus they were warm, friendly and funny. They were most capable on the river and were "right there" for the few who fell in. We were in good hands. The lodge is magnificent. The rooms, although simple and small, were... More 

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

Dear 707roadtripper, Thanks for paddling with us on one of our Multiday Pacuare River Trips. You expressed perfectly the experience of sleeping at Rios Tropicales Lodge! Pura vida, Fernando Esquivel VP Rios Tropicales More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Before the rafting we were apprehensive, but there was no reason to be, it was honestly the most fun i have ever had. The rafting was brilliant and i imagine it would have been brilliant even if our guides had been just doing their jobs, but the guides went above and beyond what was expected of them and truly became... More 

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

Dear TomWebster1999, Appreciating your detailed description of your experience with us on the Pacuare Overnight Trip. This month we are celebrating our 29th Anniversary and after reading your review I'm happy that Rios Tropicales' Mission Statement continues to uphold: To Share the rivers and natural resources of Costa Rica, our culture and conservation values. Always committed to professionalism, safety, high... More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We spent 2 days with the Rios Tropicales team and had a great experience from start to finish! The rafting on day one (with Alex and Leo as guides) was great fun, followed by a superb dinner at the lodge - beautiful accommodation in a stunning location! On our second day (after an excellent breakfast!!) we did some zip wiring,... More 

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

Dear London157, I'm glad we made your family feel everything you expressed. Thanks you very much for taking your valuable time to write your experience. Pura vida, Fernando Esquivel VP Rios Tropicales More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We booked the two day overnight rafting trip to Rio Tropicales. After a funny, and very bumpy, tractor ride to the river on the first day, we were met by Leo and Alex (our guides). They took care of us, not only during the rafting but also by preparing us really delicious meals during our stay and making us feel... More 

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

Dear Jenny W, Appreciating your recommendation on TripAdvisor and for paddling with us the marvelous Pacuare river. Pura vida, Fernando Esquivel VP Rios Tropicales More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We loved this lodge! Our guide Mey was terrific! He really made this part of our trip more special. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and activities and the scenery was amazing! Our rooms were well maintained and we really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony and watching the river and the birds. No AC, but the temperature was comfortable for... More 

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

Dear Lisa27Marie, Thanks for your recommendation on both our pages. I'm glad you also had time to relax and enjoy the Lodge's surroundings. Pura Vida, Fernando Esquivel VP More 

Southern California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife, daughter and I took the two-day one-night rafting trip. It was a fantastic experience that we'll never forget. Booking was easy. The whole thing is very well organized. Pick-up from and return to our hotel (in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui -- no extra charge) went smoothly. Breakfast was fine. The rafting was exhilarating and challenging (people did fall... More 

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

Dear NameAlreadyTaken75, Thanks for posting on both pages. Our Lodge has evolved through the years from a campsite to what it is now, thanks for clients like you. We really appreciate joining one of our Multiday trips into the Pacuare and Rios Tropicales Lodge. Take care, Fernando Esquivel VP More 

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