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Rios Tropicales

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Address: #351 38th Street, San Jose, Costa Rica
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+506 2233 6455
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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Rios Tropicales is an eco-adventure company that operates throughout Costa...

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.

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Fun in the sun & water

This was a great family adventure. We were able to do some white water rafting, swimming and seeing all the pretty landscapes: waterfalls, birds, canyon. Very nice staff and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Stacy H
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Dade City, Florida
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our raft down the river immensely. The staff is amazing! Our guide Sebastian was experienced, well informed, and fun. He kept us in the right place at the right time. The only thing better would be that it lasted longer! The lunch afterwards was delicious and plentiful..

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, yes sometimes we just want to stay on the river all day long, Thanks for appreciating our guides ​ More 

Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I agree with most of the positive reviews posted. Because we travelled during peek season, we were only able to stay one night instead of two because the lodge was fully booked. Positives: The river was absolutely gorgeous as pictured. We went on January 5-6, the water level was on the low side but still plenty of fun. Our guide,... More 

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Thank pantac
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, we appreciatte your constructive coments, we do need to do something with the location of cabins 7 -8 as they are the furthest from the river. We did plan the Lodge for you to spend more time in the common areas than a cabin , but are aware of your situation , thanks for... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great family adventure. We were able to do some white water rafting, swimming and seeing all the pretty landscapes: waterfalls, birds, canyon. Very nice staff and safe. Would go again in a heart beat. The lunch after was large and very tasty and home made. Nice changing facilities - tho the showers were cold- but you're hot... More 

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Thank Stacy H
RafaGallo58, Propietario at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, our staff is very happy that your family had a great time on our tour. More 

Campbell, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an absolute blast the pacuare River with Rios and the team. The team worked through some logistical challenges in the morning and was very transparent with the group the whole time. My group had Blaz as a tour guide and he absolutely made the trip for us. He was an amazing river guide, extremely knowledgeable and even taught... More 

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for a great review of your seat day on the river, sounds like you really enjoyed it. More 

San Bruno, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a MUST DO if you are visiting Costa Rica! We rafted down the river the night before we left and i it was a great way to end our trip. We had a group of 11 people and we all felt the same way, This company did a great job from beginning till end. The guides were so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This outfit is top notch. Convivial, knowledgeable, and professional. We had a wonderful day of rafting the Pacuaure River; it is a true thing of wonder. We were able to relax and enjoy the experience because we were so well taken care of by the staff. The trip was an excellent value and I highly recommend it! Bring cash for... More 

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Thank Cynthia L
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for a great review, thanks for the tips to others . The Pacuare is one of the best in the world, and wetry our best for you to have a great time More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back a couple days ago from our rafting trip with our g adventures tour. The first day we were rafting for an hour or so, got to the lodge, and had supper. The guides were awesome - they cooked us amazing food while we were there and made our rafting days super fun. On the second day... More 

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1 Thank Lindsay S
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for enjoying our Lodge for three days, also glad you got to know Sassy, he is a great human being.​ Thanks for your tips to everyone, More 

Mountain View, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They picked us up from our hotel in San jose at time. After about 2 hr bus drive we had a nice breakfast and then headed down to the river. The guides were very helpful and got us all ready for rafting. The river was beautiful and it was a lot of fun. Plenty of opportunities to swim in the... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, we are very happy to know you had a great time. Come for several nights at our Lodge next time.. More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just arrived back from our CR trip and we had such a great time. Our 2 days rafting the Pacuare River were a true highlight. Everything from the guides, lodge, transportation and meals were well coordinated and made for a good experience. Our guide Otto made rafting safe and fun for us. The lodge is beautiful.

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks for enjoying our Lodge, did you know its the best 5 Whitewater Lodges in the World?? More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been white water rafting a couple of times before, but today was without a doubt the most fun I ever had! The pacuare river was at its best, and we had an amazing guide (Noni). Rios tropicales has great gear, logistics, and even the breakfast and lunch were delicious! Super fun day- though I am sure my arms... More 

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, the Pacuare River is trully amazing , and we try our best to have the best equipment and great guides. More 

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