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Rios Tropicales

San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2233 6455
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Great River Trip

They have a two day and a one day trip. Same river, same time on the river. With the two day, its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
drronline
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Georgia
Absolutely the BEST. Pura Vida!!

My second time white water rafting, my wife's first. Kevin helped lay out what we should expect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joshua B
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 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.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rafting trip” (65 reviews)
“pacuare river” (124 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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+506 2233 6455

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Reviewed 3 days ago

They have a two day and a one day trip. Same river, same time on the river. With the two day, its broken by a stay at their lodge into about 3 hours and 2 hours. One day goes straight thru. For less $ one...More

Thank drronline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second time white water rafting, my wife's first. Kevin helped lay out what we should expect during our rafting experience on the bus ride to the river. He went over the possible the dangers and what to do if you do end up outside...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot thank enough all the people who worked there to make my experience with my kids truly unforgettable. Thank you to Ray and Carlitto for your hard work !

Thank zeina1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contracted with these people who promised hotel pick-up. They wanted an extra $100 for this service since I was not staying in San Jose. Adrenalina did it for 20% less and gave us free hotel pick-up. Same river, same trip.

Thank Pete S
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This review surprises me as we never charge for hotel pickup in San Jose , La Fortuna,Puerto Viejo and Turrialba. I am glad you were able to visit the Pacuare river...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 3-day, 2-night trip on the Pacuare River with Rios Tropicales and it was by far the highlight of our Costa Rica trip. Everything went smoothly. On the first day they picked us up from our hotel near the San Jose airport, took...More

Thank squeaks2569
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your fantastic review ....Luis is always great but never knew he was a mixologist, thanks for describing his amazing way to host our friends at the Lodge.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This company was very professional. My husband and I booked a 2 days rafting and 1 overnight stay at their lodge. We enjoyed it so much. The whole rafting trips was around 4 hours in total but the whole 2 days was so much fun....More

1  Thank Krystle A
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We did the 1 day Class 3-4 Pacuare River Rapids tour with Rios Tropicales. A fantastic adventure on our honeymoon in Costa Rica. So much fun! A wonderful friendly guide who really knew his stuff, we never felt unsafe. There was breakfast and lunch supplied,...More

Thank Sarah K
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your review , I will look into the glitch with your reservation ... We are happy you were able to see the Pacuare river with us

Reviewed 19 June 2017

It was amazing! Everything was so organized from the first pick- up to the last drop-off. The guides and bus drivers took great care of us as well. Breakfast and lunch were typical Costa Rican meals and they were delicious. The guides, in my case...More

Thank sydneyn523
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks for your review, I like to get 10s, also very happy you had Kevin as a guide , and that you had a good workout as well..

Reviewed 14 June 2017

My family of 4(my husband and 2 sons, 17 and 14) traveled to Costa Rica over spring break in March/early April. We arrived in San Jose on Saturday night. Sunday morning, really early, (we had to be in hotel lobby by 5:30am), we were whisked...More

Thank Stoutredtree
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks a lot for your great review, and you even got a flat tire , we try not to include that experience every day . Matias is a great guide....there is nothing like a family experience on the Pacuare River, Thanks

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I went with my family and I have to say we had a really good time, river was almost perfect, in fact we got several class IV rapids :D Henry, a five stars guide, thank you for making our experience an amazing one. Bus driver...More

Thank JuliyJavi
RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hello , I am glad you had a great time on our one day river trip ....we never tolerate cold coffee, and have always accepted credit cards with USD , its our well being , I am not sure what happened in your case...

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PreetiKovvali
25 March 2017|
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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
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pmadigan5
18 March 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
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Roe44
24 February 2017|
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Response from RafaGallo58 | Property representative |
Yes its a great river for novice , and if you have rafted in alaska you will enjoy our warm water
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