Tropical Rivers
Tropical Rivers
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Multi-day ToursPrivate ToursDay Trips
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Tropical Rivers in a company specialized in the tours of Aguas Blancas through the rivers of Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Tours and Tickets by Tropical Rivers

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24 reviews
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Trishauna/chris D
Springdale, UT16 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
We were in CR for a week for an educational program tour. We met multiple agencies, ate in some amazing restaurants and were bused throughout CR by an amazing driver and tour host. What a great experience!
Written June 26, 2022
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Thank you very much for your nice comment! We really appreciate that the overall experience was a success! Hope to see you soon in the near future! Pura Vida!
Written August 10, 2022
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John B
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
What a tremendous 3-day trip, thanks to Giovani for his skill on the river. My wife started very nervous about our rafting, but within an hour, we were all enjoying the trip. Thanks to Alex and Diago for making our stay at Ave Sol River Sanctuary so much fun (can all 3 of them cook!!!!). The walk up to the waterfall was a great adventure, complete with a thunderstorm, screaming monkeys and trees falling in our path. Thanks again to all for a great adventure and trip.
Written December 2, 2023
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Alejandra P
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
We had the most amazing experience ever. Transportation was on time, the tour guides were amazing and very responsible and the gear was in great condition. Our 2 young kids and a nephew came with us and they had a great time and we felt safe the entire time. I absolutely recommend this tour to everyone that is into nature and adventure.
Written August 17, 2023
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We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed having done this adventure with us! We love to do our best for you to enjoy and take back beautiful memories of this experience. We are waiting for you soon with new adventures!!!
Written August 28, 2023
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alexandrevui
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
The activity in itself is great, but the service is awful.

The food for lunch was some sad ham, untasty cheese that we had to throw on some fajita and eat with our hands.

The trip back to San Jose is 3 hours, the guys didn’t even want to stop one minute to buy a diet coke and gave us attitude. In particular, Christopher was rude and started calling us names.
Written January 30, 2024
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Good morning Alexandre, we are very sorry that you had this experience. It is the first time that a complaint of this type has happened to us. In fact, I remember that the guide called us indicating that you requested to stop on the way to buy a Coca Cola since due to security policies and respect for other clients, stops are not made in route unless it is a special situation. However, we authorized Christopher to make the stop and buy that Coca Cola that you wanted to buy, we even indicated that it was on us. Even though this has happened, you indicate that you are upset and we greatly respect your opinion. At the same time, we appreciate that you took the time and told us about your experience. Not stopping on the way to buy a soft drink is not bad service, it is established policies, since we always have drinks before, during and after the tour. We wholeheartedly appreciate your comments and with great love we work to improve every day with our clients, since they are all very important to us!
Written February 9, 2024
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Alfonso Perez Verdia Ochoa
Cozumel, Mexico21 contributions
This is the third time we take this tour. We did this time the paciste with out 13 and 10 yr old kids. Absolutely loved it. From
The guides who picked us up and took us to the camp to the guides, all the support team, thank you for an amazing time.

The river was not too high so we we able to do the whole river. From the beginning we were told that there was a chance we would not be able to do the entire river for security for the kids, but after the staff assessed the river we were told we were able to do it all and was amazing. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip for everyone.

Again thank you for the communication all the time. The punctuality and the friendliness of everyone envolved in the activity.

Make sure to bring shoes for water, rash guard, sunblock for the face and lots of energy to paddle the river!!

Thanks again and can’t wait to come back!
Written August 17, 2023
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It makes us very happy to be able to read these comments, the fruit of the love and affection that we put into each of our activities! If safety comes first for us, that is why we like to first confirm the weather and river conditions with the experts in order to ensure total enjoyment of those who accompany us in this beautiful experience. Very grateful for trusting us and with open arms we are waiting for you again when you wish.
Written August 18, 2023
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Kate G
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Friends
What an amazing trip. We went on the 3 day adventure and very happy we did! The guides are all very knowledgeable and kind. The meals were fresh and delicious! The hikes and rafting were awesome! Will go back again for another 3 day trip!
Written March 28, 2023
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Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed the trip. It was a pleasure to have you with us! You are welcome anytime.
Written March 31, 2023
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Sven
Lucerne, Switzerland1 contribution
An experience which I really could recommend!! From the guides (Michele) to the Lodge Owner (Alvaro) and his wife were all so friendly and try their best that you have an unforgettable visit in their lodge. You feel like a part of their family. The lodge is just beautiful with very clean houses/rooms and a majestic view to the rainforest. The trip on the River Pacuare is as well as just impressive, pure nature and not less adrenaline.
Written February 25, 2023
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Thank you for your comments We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip. It was our pleasure to have you. We hope to see you in the future. Best Regards
Written February 27, 2023
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applecrispNH
New Hampshire34 contributions
Dec 2022
I can't say enough good things about this adventure. From beginning to end the team from Tropical Rivers took great care of us (family of 2 parents and 2 adult sons) and gave us an experience we will never forget. Rafting on the Pacuare River was a blast - the scenery was gorgeous, the rapids were exciting, the Rios Lodge where we spent two nights was an oasis in the jungle with gorgeous flowers, stunning views, comfortable rooms, and the most amazing waterfall pools to swim in. But what made this trip truly exceptional was our guide Raul. He is an expert paddler and knows the river by heart - we always felt completely safe. Having the other rafts and the kayakers nearby reinforced my peace of mind - they all worked as a team on the river and it was clear these were seasoned professionals. Raul had non-stop energy, was a super fun person to be around and had an encyclopedic knowledge of the animals, insects, birds and plantlife. He took us out on three separate long hikes, (including one at night!) and was able to name and give fun facts about everything around us, wildly exceeding our expectations. Raul and his helper Alonzo (who expertly handled the supply raft and made sure the food and all our belongings didn't end up in the river) were also talented chefs, preparing and serving the fresh, delicious buffet-style meals in the Rios Lodge's open air kitchen overlooking the river. They even made intricate garnishes out of vegetables and, since I'm not a coffee drinker, Raul concocted amazing hot chocolate for me each morning. Although we moved on to other beautiful areas of Costa Rica over the following 8 days, our conversations kept turning back to Raul and our adventures on the Pacuare River.
Written January 8, 2023
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Thank you very much for your kind words!!! This type of comment is what gives us the energy to continue providing the best 1-day and multi-day adventure at the Pacuare River. We will make sure Raul and Alonso see the excellent job they are doing with our clients. Hope to see you and your friends in the near future! Best regards
Written January 10, 2023
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John M
sandy65 contributions
Dec 2022
There was mix-up on the lodge we were supposed to stay in. We were put up in a property was not the one we paid for but the company made it right by giving us a credit - which was very honorable by them. If we had originally booked the lesser quality location we would have been fine because it was fun and unique. So with the credit it all came out great! The accommodations we ended up with I would call primitive glamping, no hot water, pretty open to everything but we enjoyed ourselves. Our river guide, Michele, was outstanding. He also took us on a hike to the indigenous village above the lodge we stayed, they have been living close the same way for almost 400 years. Great experience. The beauty going down the river was breathtaking!!!! I would highly recommend this Pacuare river adventure!
Written December 14, 2022
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Thank you very much for your feedback! Our goal will always be the complete satisfaction of our clients, that's why we proceeded with the credit because of the mix-up. We will pass the great review on to Michele. Hope to see you and your friends very soon!
Written December 15, 2022
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Alfonso Perez Verdia Ochoa
Cozumel, Mexico21 contributions
Jun 2022
A must while in Costa Rica!

Thanks to Gustavo, Ana Patricia, Roni, Abel, Mario, and all the staff for an amazing trip with our family.

We enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was absolutely amazing, professional, and took care of us beyond their duties. From the ride to the river, the delicious traditional breakfast and the entire tour of the Pacuare were amazing. Our kids can´t wait to come back.

Thanks again for the amazing time, we will definetely come back!
Written June 3, 2022
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It was our pleasure! These comments are our fuel to continue delivering the best rafting experience for the whole family in Costa Rica. Hope to see your family and friends, very soon! Pura Vida!
Written June 6, 2022
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