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Rios Tropicales

San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2233 6455
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Overpriced and no hotel pick-up

I contracted with these people who promised hotel pick-up. They wanted an extra $100 for this... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Pete S
,
Richmond Ca.
Highlight of Our Costa Rica Trip!

We did the 3-day, 2-night trip on the Pacuare River with Rios Tropicales and it was by far the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
squeaks2569
,
Goodyear, Arizona
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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.
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  • Poor1%
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“rafting trip” (65 reviews)
“pacuare river” (125 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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11 - 20 of 463 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 13 July 2017

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 10 July 2017 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 12 July 2017

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 22 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 23 June 2017

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 18 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 13 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 10 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 12 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...

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Amazing two day rafting trip. The river is so beautiful and the right amount of exciting/scary! Wonderful guides, great accommodation and delicious food! Thank you!

Thank SallyHUK
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thanks you , for enjoying our Lodge and River , and for the review.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Had a blast rafting down the Pacaure river with the best guide, Rey. Great info on the river and perfect intro into Costa Rica. No joke, it was a lot of work. Totally worth every moment.

Thank Brian M
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks a lot , Rey is a great guide...very hard working with amazing knowledge...

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We where staying at La Fortuna de San Carlos ( 3 hrs from San Jose) but decided to book this tour after reading some reviews and friends recommendations of rafting in Pacuare River. This river is definitely a must go! Is really beautiful and you...More

1  Thank Juan Manuel D
RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks a lot for a great review, It gives a great insight to future clients. We are very pleased you had such a fascinating experience.

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PreetiKovvali
24 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
17 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
23 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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