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“pacuare river”(127 reviews)
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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...more
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely recommend them. The guides (Jesus and Ronny) were awesome. The scenery was great. A highlight of our trip.

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

What a fabulous day and highly recommended. Keylor picked us up with an incredible skilled driver, which is needed on these roads, from our hotel right on time. He couldn’t have been nicer and informative, happy to answer any questions and always pointing out points...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of companies that run this tour, but what separates Rios from the rest is the guides. Recommendation: request Carlos — he’s super knowledgeable about the river and the ecology around the river. He’s a talented raft leader that makes you have...More

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Thanks a lot for taking your time to review your trip and acknowledge the quality of or guides..

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We did the overnight rafting trip with Rio Tropicales and were satisfied. The river itself and the rafting experience were top. However, the organisation is becoming to big imo. The second day felt like a school trip in which we had lunch with 5 boats...More

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thanks for your review, I am glad you enjoyed our Lodge and River. I am sorry you felt there were too many people on the river , at low water it is very dificult to even keep other groups close by , and we do...More

Reviewed May 9, 2018

Pacuare river is one of the well known rivers to raft and the experience was better than expected. The views are excellent and the whole process well organized. Guides were great and funny. Definitely recommended.

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thanks a lot for your review , and appreciating the guides and service as well as the river.

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s been the last day of a two week trip and I feel this was the perfect ending to it. Had an absolute blast being on the river for a couple of hours. We’ve been able to raft one of National Geographic’s most scenic rivers...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

I feel compelled to write this review due to the incredible/terrific experience last Monday on the Rio Naranjo. I have rafted with RT at least 15 times in the past and have always had a great time however I think that Monday's trip was the...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

A well organized rafting company . They accommodated our group of 17 perfectly.they provided transportation from La Fortuna to Pacuare and then to San Jose. Great raft guides, lots of fun, safely. Definitely recommended

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thanks a lot , you got to raft one of the top rated rivers in the World, the Pacuare River, with one of the top outfitters in the World as well.

Reviewed April 3, 2018

This 2 day white water rafting trip down the Pacuare River was so much fun!! Our guides Ivan, Enso and Ricardo were fantastic, so professional, knowledable and our guide in our raft, Ivan, was so much FUN!! The Ecolodge was so beautiful, and the food...More

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Rafael G, Propietario at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thanks a lot for mentioning our guides by name , that tells me they did an amazing job as usual. The Pacuare River and our Lodge are great.. Thanks

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

1 day rafting tour. The transportation was a comfortable ride out to the Operations HQ. There we had breakfast and could leave bags in a lock-up area. On the next short trip to the river, the guide provided a fairly comprehensive overview of what to...More

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

We are very happy that you had such a great day with us, we have been at it for 33 years , and all our guests appreciate our food, guides , safety and service.

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Russ G
November 9, 2017|
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Response from Rafael G | Property representative |
The guides do all the physical stuff, you paddle at your own pace and help the grroup move around. You will be very satisfied with experiencing Class II and Iv on the Pacuare River.
March 24, 2017|
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
March 17, 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