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Full-Day San Jose to Pacuare River Rafting...
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NARANJO RIVER RAFTING
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“pacuare river”(130 reviews)
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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...more
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"rafting trip"
in 69 reviews
"pacuare river"
in 130 reviews
"operations center"
in 25 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 67 reviews
"overnight trip"
in 18 reviews
"class iv rapids"
in 9 reviews
"breakfast and lunch"
in 31 reviews
"raft guide"
in 16 reviews
"hotel in san jose"
in 28 reviews
"eco lodge"
in 15 reviews
"highly recommend this trip"
in 8 reviews
"waterproof camera"
in 8 reviews
"no hot water"
in 6 reviews
"great rafting"
in 9 reviews
"costa rica"
in 120 reviews
"nice breakfast"
in 7 reviews
"safety instructions"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a lot of companies that run this tour, but what separates Rios from the rest is the guides. Recommendation: request Carlos — he’s super knowledgeable about the river and the ecology around the river. He’s a talented raft leader that makes you have...More

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks a lot for taking your time to review your trip and acknowledge the quality of or guides..

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the overnight rafting trip with Rio Tropicales and were satisfied. The river itself and the rafting experience were top. However, the organisation is becoming to big imo. The second day felt like a school trip in which we had lunch with 5 boats...More

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, I am glad you enjoyed our Lodge and River. I am sorry you felt there were too many people on the river , at low water it is very dificult to even keep other groups close by , and we do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pacuare river is one of the well known rivers to raft and the experience was better than expected. The views are excellent and the whole process well organized. Guides were great and funny. Definitely recommended.

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your review , and appreciating the guides and service as well as the river.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A well organized rafting company . They accommodated our group of 17 perfectly.they provided transportation from La Fortuna to Pacuare and then to San Jose. Great raft guides, lots of fun, safely. Definitely recommended

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot , you got to raft one of the top rated rivers in the World, the Pacuare River, with one of the top outfitters in the World as well.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

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Rafael G, Propietario at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

1 day rafting tour. The transportation was a comfortable ride out to the Operations HQ. There we had breakfast and could leave bags in a lock-up area. On the next short trip to the river, the guide provided a fairly comprehensive overview of what to...More

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Rafael G, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

We are very happy that you had such a great day with us, we have been at it for 33 years , and all our guests appreciate our food, guides , safety and service.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

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Russ G
November 9, 2017|
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Response from Rafael G | Property representative |
The guides do all the physical stuff, you paddle at your own pace and help the grroup move around. You will be very satisfied with experiencing Class II and Iv on the Pacuare River.
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PreetiKovvali
March 24, 2017|
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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
March 17, 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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