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About Rios Tropicales
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 kayaking,canoeing, hiking, and cycling, family adventures, cultural encounters, nature and wildlife tours, and “volun-tourism”. Our mission, to share the rivers, natural resources and culture of Costa Rica while sharing conservation values, has not changed since we began in 1985. Rios Tropicales was established by native Central Americans, El Salvadorian Rafael Gallo and Costa Rican Fernando Esquivel, whose deep connection with the region and culture are apparent in every aspect of the company. Our conservation, reforestation, ecopreneurs, education, and community efforts have earned us numerous national and international recognition and awards.
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On the Pacuare River, a two day rafting tour means double the fun. See wildlife, careen down rapids, and spend the night in a highly rated eco-lodge in the rain forest far from any urban areas—all easily managed under a single booking. Included meals, transportation, and lodging as per itinerary round out a luxurious adventure.
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Marshall M wrote a review Mar 2022
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We did a one day trip on the Rio Pacuare. Our guide was super friendly and the trip was a ton of fun. Included breakfast and lunch and many miles of amazing scenery and whitewater fun.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Patricia G wrote a review Feb 2022
Denpasar, Indonesia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Unforgettable experience , 100% recommended to everybody in love with the nature and the good vibes. Both of our guides Gustavo and Esteban have a lot of knowledge about Wild life, environment, culture. they did an excellent job hosting us for 2 days, cooking delicious meals, and giving us all the briefings and the tips for raft the Pacuare river following all safety procedures and having fun all the time. The Pacuare river is an amazing place to explore, the lodge is located in the middle of the rainforest surrounded by waterfalls just 5 minutes far from your bungalow. We’ll love to come back and visit you again guys you rock thanks for everything. Also massive thanks to Raul our safety kayaker for helping out on the last day. Pura vida!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Christina L wrote a review Jan 2022
Paso Robles, California37 contributions36 helpful votes
This was the most fun, exhilarating and amazing adventure! As a first time white water rafter I was quite apprehensive but our guides Christopher, Estefan, and Diego in the kayak made this the trip of a lifetime! We felt so safe in their very capable hands. Their vast river rafting experiences were demonstrated fine and again as we negotiated Class l-lV rapids. Not only did they drive, instruct and guide us but they were also magnificent t cooks serving us a total of 5 meals on our overnight adventure. The jungle lodge was a huge bonus and Christopher and Estefan even guided us on an afternoon hike to 2 waterfalls. Such a great team and such a wonderful time. Rios Tropicales is number one with me and we would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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FamLord wrote a review Jan 2022
San Diego, California17 contributions7 helpful votes
Our family of four had an amazing 2 day rafting trip with an overnight stay at the Rio Tropicales Eco lodge. The scenery on the river was incredible and the rapids were exhilarating and fun. Christopher, our guide, went above and beyond to make sure that we had an amazing time. He took us on several hikes in the rain forest around the lodge and pointed out interesting plants and animals along the the way. We also had an awesome time on the river and with Christopher as our guide and Diego in the safety kayak, we felt safe at all times. Our 2 day rafting trip on the Pacuare river was an incredible adventure and one of our most treasured memories of our 10 day vacation in Costa Rica!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Laurel D wrote a review Dec 2021
Olympia, Washington3 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked a two day rafting trip with another couple and would highly recommend this adventure! Julian, Stefan and Diego were amazing guides. They took awesome care of us. They were clear in their instructions and we always felt safe. They included side trips and hikes to swim under waterfalls. The food was tasty and well prepared and presented. The lodge is rustic but comfortable just what you would expect. The rafting is incredible, rapid after rapid. We are used to cold water and 6 rapids on a 3-4 hour tour in the PNW. This water was refreshing and I lost count of the rapids. The canyon is so beautiful.
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