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Rios Tropicales Lodge

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Pacuare River | Turrialba, Pacuare River, Costa Rica
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off the staff makes this place. Special thanks to Jorge and Esteban my two guides. I stayed two nights, Jorge was our guide on the way in. My travel agent did not give me details, I didn't have flip flops, Jorge gave me his and left without any just on my promise to leave them there for him. Jorge... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rafted in and stayed at the lodge for 3 nights (longer than most people). If you want a total escape in a fantastic natural setting, this is the place - it is so remote. We are a family of 4 with 2 grown boys. We went at the end of May early in the rainy season, and the river... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your thorough response, we are all very happy that you really enjoyed all of our services and staff.​ More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have been adventuring with 22 Senior Citizens. This was a 2 day white water rafting trip down the Pecquare river. So exciting. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. This amazing place is only accessible by raft or kayak. The rafting guides did the cooking and the local indigenous people maintained the accommodation. It was spotlessly clean.

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry for taking long to acknowledge your review , we are very happy that you enjoyed our Lodge so much More 

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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

By far our most favorite place we stayed while in Costa Rica. The whole experience, staff, surroundings, food, room, wildlife, hiking, waterfalls...there are too many awesome things we have to say about this place! Beyond words... Just.go.there.

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, we are happy it was your favorite stay More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I just stayed at the Rios Tropicales Lodge in April 2016 for two full days. First off we white water rafted it to and from the lodge. The waters are a bit low in April which is towards the end of the dry season but still fun. The lodge itself is very comfortable and picturesque sitting in the middle of... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it sure seems you got all details about our Lodge just right and to your advantage for relaxation. More 

Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We spent one night at Rios Tropicales while on 2 day rafting trip down the Pacuare River with an REI tour. It was a beautiful and comfortable place - not luxurious but definitely a higher level than we expected for being in the middle of nowhere. The room was large, the view of the river from the balcony spectacular (and... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for enjoying Rios Tropicales Lodge , next time stay 2 nights so you can be part of our Restoration of the Rainforest project. More 

Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

After a fun whitewater rafting trip to get here, you will be absolutely delighted at the accommodations, food, views and atmosphere. With no access to wifi, top-notch lodging and hammocks by the rapids, this is the perfect spot to unwind and relax. There is a really high hanging bridge nearby over the rapids - it was higher and more scenic... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry for taking long to acknowledge your review, we are pleased you had the relaing feeling at our Lodge More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We had booked the three night, four day rafting trip. Slightly nervous but really enjoyed first half of the river ( level 3 ). Felt very safe with our guide Esteban. We let all the others go so only the two rafts on the river. We were able to stop and swim whenever we wanted to. Also stopped for the... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry for such a delayed response on our side , your review is great and we are very happy you enjoyed our Lodge so much More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

We did 2 day, 1 night trip. The Lodge and food exceeded my expectations. We almost splurged for the Pacuare Lodge (3X the cost), which looked really nice when we passed it. However I think this was an even nicer setting with a cool creek running through the middle and a private bridge and trail across the river. Get the... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review and for enjoying our Lodge. Yes Albert is one of the best, inagine growing up on the banks of the river!! More 

Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We stayed there for two nights, hiking up to the indigenous village on the second day. It was definitely worth the difficult hike, and we even got to the speak to one of the locals while we were there.

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks , glad you visited the Indian village its a tough , muddy hike but worth the effort, with the view and the indigenous huts More 

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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 

Additional Information about Rios Tropicales Lodge

Address: Pacuare River | Turrialba, Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Pacuare River
Price Range: $131 - $666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rios Tropicales Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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