By far the highlight of the trip. If you are looking for a romantic spot, book this place during low season. I wish I was with my partner on this one as the place was very romantic being so empty (my friend and I were the only two guests).
Johnny our guide was fantastic. The 4 day trip is an amazing value at $400 including a prenight hotel in San Jose. The guide cooks 3 meals a day and a snack which is all really good. I might recommend that they send in a little bit higher quality bread.
Included in a trip was a horseback ride/rainforest hike with Carlos, followed by a meal in his home. It was a 5 or 6 hour tour followed by a hike back down to the lodge in true rainforest spirit (it was pouring buckets)!We went ziplining as well which was quite a bit of fun. I hope they fix the last run that goes across the river, it looks like that last line would have been amazing.
I started every morning with a waterfall shower a short hike upstream on one of the rivers that runs through the property.
Try the hike up the waterfall all the way to where they collect the water for the generator.
The service here was impeccable, and the cost way too reasonable, this is a do not miss 4 days in costa rica.
As an indication to how much they care about their guests, Delta lost my bags, and they rafted them into me the day after Delta got them to the lodge, now that is service!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting on the Pacuare with a stay at our remote "Eco-Lodge", tucked in the rainforest on the banks of the river. A trip of pure magic, unsurpassed beauty, wildlife and ravishing rapids; Pacuare is the quintessential tropical river. Along its course lay several densely vegetated gorges, which shelter, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths and an incredible variety of birds. Also found within these gorges, is some of the best whitewater in the world. "at its lodge, hammock-filled, thatch-roofed huts, offering dorm and honeymoon style rooms, surround an even larger thatch-roofed lodge net to a gurgling waterfall linking the huts to the lodge’s open-walled dining room, bar and reading room are bamboo-railed boardwalks that make wearing anything but river sandals sacrilegious. Don’t get so comfortable in the reading room’s hammock; however, that you miss the cocktail-hour bell; in true jungle fashion, all apres-paddle drinks are served in coconut shells." (Paddler magazine article, jan./feb.1999, edb). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rios Tropicales Hotel Siquirres
- Rios Tropicales Lodge Costa Rica/Siquirres