We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Must do Costa Rica Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rios Tropicales Lodge

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Siquirres
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Rios Tropicales Lodge
You added Rios Tropicales Lodge to your Saves list
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Pacuare River, Siquirres, Costa Rica   |  
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
GreenLeadersGold level
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“A Must do Costa Rica Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

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!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

We did the three day trip and found it to be just perfect. Driver was on time and the guides were great. We felt safe on the rapids and they were wonderful hosts once at the lodge. Their names were Luis and Otto and both were just fantastic people. We found that our three day was perfect because it gave us time to fully explore all that was around the lodge. There are so many waterfalls with swimming pools, hikes, even a natural waterslide down a rock. Highly, highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2008

We took the 2-day rafting trip on the Pacuare River with Rios Tropicales, staying overnite on the river at their Rios Tropicales Lodge. Both the rafting experience and the lodge were superb. The raft "captains" are experienced and pleasant, making sure that safety and excitement are both paramount. At the lodge, the raft guides turn into cooks, preparing standard yet interesting and filling meals. The lodge is in a beautiful setting, with chairs and hammocks for lounging while overlooking the river. The lodge rooms are just big enough, clean and bright. There are hot showers (although the faucets can be a little tricky). The guides took us on the zip line tour on the afternoon of arrival (it was included in the price). There is also a hike to a waterfall, though we did not do it. You wake up to coffee on the deck and breakfast prior to loading the rafts for the second day of whitewater fun. Overall, a superb experience for all ages.

  • Liked — The solitude. You can only get to it by rafting in.
  • Disliked — Can't really complain about anything.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Rios Tropicales Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rios Tropicales Lodge

Address: Pacuare River, Siquirres, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Siquirres
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Siquirres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rios Tropicales Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rios Tropicales Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.