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Rios Tropicales

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“rafting trip”(70 reviews)
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...more
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San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2233 6455
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone rafting in Thailand and Wyoming but this was way more intense and long enough to settle in your memory!!! Also, organization was excellent: hotel pick-up, ride, meals, changing rooms. The inevitable photo package was reasonably priced (per boat - maybe because many...More

Thank West_U_2005_2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only thing more amazing than the Pacuare River, our guide Sasy. AKA, Sexy! We LOVED him! He was truly the best and a total beast!!! Not only was he brave enough to take 5 women down the river (3 of which were not experienced...More

Thank Cblaz1212
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well , I am wordless, I sure have lots of respect for Luis and Sassy, lots more now ....Thanks for enjoying Rios Tropicales.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Luis and Diego. You made the trip Fun, Safe and Unforgettable. Our family can't stop talking about all the fun we had. Thanks to the team that cooked for us, the food was delicious. We will see you again next year, hopefully we...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was, hands-down, the best river adventure we have ever been on! From the moment Rio Tropicales picked us up at our hotel, we knew we were going to have a fun adventure! For our trip, we were the only couple on the 2 day...More

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Wow, what an awesome day of rafting! We started our day with a cooked breakfast at the Rio Tropicales lodge before taking a 45 minute bus ride to the start of the river. On the way there one of the guides made sure we were...More

Thank Sjtgemini
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for a great review, please come rafting again , and stay overnight at the Lodge that we have at the beginning of the Gorge , just before the Class IV rapids .

Reviewed 7 September 2018

Our group consisted of 4 people with ages ranging fro 16 to 73. We had the best time ever. Our guide was the BOMB. I with I could remember his name so maybe someone reading this can help me out. He was on crutches due...More

Thank shfunchess
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks a lot , his name is Sassy , he is a great human being , and amazing guide!

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Had a brochure from my AirBnB for Rios Tropicales. There are a few companies that do the day trip to Pacuare and they all seemed about the same price. The flyer led me to their online site and it was $105 at the time of...More

Thank ssmarrow
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks a lot for having lots of fun , on our Pacuare River.

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Booked this trip a week in advance and on the morning 15 mins after they were meant to pick me up I called them to ask if they were running late. They said no and that they couldn't see my booking despite sending a confirmation...More

Thank huntforgoodtimes
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

I will have to look into this case , even without names and date , this is unacceptable.

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I did the two day rafting and Ecolodge stay. All of the staff were extremely professional. Our guide, Ronald, did an excellent job of making our ride fun while keeping us safe. The ecolodge was fantastic and the food and drink were delicious. One personal...More

Thank Jeff M
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for your review , we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lodge on the Pacuare River, it has been a long rainy season, but the river is lots more fun ..

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing landscape rafting the Rio Pacuare. Rio Tropicales and our guide Carlos are professional and well-organized, it has been Pura Vida !

Thank Stephane M
Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks A Lot !!

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Samia J
23 August 2018|
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Response from gplevrak | Reviewed this property |
Hello, As safety depends of what you do and the season you are in the river the answer could not be black or white. But I can tell that, for the period we were there that means April, I would easily have taken my 10 years... More
Russ G
10 November 2017|
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Response from drronline | Reviewed this property |
The Pancaure River was a pleasant white water trip -- much milder than what we were used to in the US. They took us to the raft and picked up the same -- no hiking up or down. The river was mostly II-III with a couple of... More
25 March 2017|
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