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Review of Rios Tropicales

Rios Tropicales
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We did a one day rafting trip with Rios Tropicales. We were impressed with their professionalism and punctuality. All rafting guides are experts, and we felt safe throughout the entire trip. The safeguard kayakers worked tirelessly to make sure all goes well. We loved breakfast and lunch served as we traveled along Pacuare river. Our guide, Manfred, was also knowledgeable about nature and answered many questions we had about plants and animals we saw as we toured. We will definitely come back for more exciting travels with this company.

1  Thank Inessa V
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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Dear Inessa V, After reading your recommendation I am very happy to have kept since 1985 our Mission & Vision intact: Mission •To Share the rivers and natural resources of Costa Rica, our culture and conservation values. Always committed to professionalism, safety, high quality and extraordinary service. Vision •To achieve excellence and uniformity in all of Rios Tropicales services.
I will let Manfred know about your comments and thanks for expressing your desire to come back!

Happy Trails,

Fernando Esquivel

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I went rafting for one day with Rio Tropicales and loved the experience: the guides were useful and showed us a lot of wildlife, equipment was safe and the river was good. I really loved this activity and it was one of the best of my trip to Costa Rica.

Thank _Slinky_4
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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Dear _Slinky_4, Thanks for recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are happy to have contributed for a good time in our country.

Take care,

Fernando Esquivel

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We ended our trip to Costa Rica with the one day rafting on the Pacuare. It was the highlight of a very exciting trip. Reynaldo our guide was remarkable. Our group was age 64 to 75 and we truly appreciate his patience. I would take this trip again anytime I could go!

Thank Mary L
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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Dear Mary L, We feel honored to have been the highlight of you all's trip to Costa Rica. I will relay the message to Rey about your day with us.

Hope to have you back on your next trip down,

Fernando Esquivel

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

4 friends all over 63 years had a whale of a time our rafting day was the highlight of the holiday
the whole team made us feel safe .Bought the C.D at the end as a very memerable morning

Thank newbyBlackpool
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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Dear newbyBlackpool, Glad we could have you with your friends paddling with us. We appreciate taking your time to recommend us.

Sincerely,

Fernando Esquivel

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Started Costa Rica vacation with two-day rafting trip on the Pacuare with Rios Tropicales. Couldn't have been better. Our in-raft guide, Luis, and our pack guide, Henry (aka, Ninja), were outstanding. These guys knew every inch of the river and surrounding areas, spent the night with our group at thee RT resort, prepared all meals, and even packed some Cacique!! Luis, Henry, and the other RT guides on the river over the two days were professional and fun loving, and worked well together to make everyones' trip an outstanding experience. Geez - even the 2 hour drive from San Jose was filled with laughter! Great fun, great adventure. Pura Vida!!

Thank Chris A
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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Hey Chris A, Thanks for jumping on our overnight with Luis, Ninja and Cacique! Since we started back in 1985 our Mission has been: To Share the rivers and natural resources of Costa Rica, our culture and conservation values. Always committed to professionalism, safety, high quality and extraordinary service. Plus do in it with pleasure! I will let the boys know about your recommendation.

Pure Life,

Fernando Esquivel

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