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Findlay, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were well cared for. Our guide was excellent. The views were beautiful. We went with very high water which meant for a more exciting and potentially dangerous trip. I felt very confident that we were in good hands and had a blast!

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, you were very lucky with high water in the middle of our dry season...Our guides are always ready for all water levels

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Just completed an overnight rafting trip. Wonderful experience! The remote lodge was beautiful. Staff was excellent. The rafting was great. Our guide, Albert, was very knowledgeable. Not only did he insure that our rafting experience was wonderful, he also took us on a beautiful hike. Food was very good, and everyone really went out of their way to make sure...

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RafaGallo58, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for sharing your great experience with us, hope to see you again. Our guides and staff are definetly our greatest assets.

Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This experience is not to be missed if you decide to raft the Pacuare River. The lodge is set on a hillside overlooking the river, and there are plenty of beautiful places to hike to very close to the lodge. We enjoyed zip lining, and swimming in a few of the waterfalls close by. The staff and guides were absolutely...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for enjoying our Lodge so much , we built it thinking of people like you ,"we had to leave because rafting is so much fun" " we will stay longer next time" That is a great reason that the company OARS, feels we are the top 5 Whitewater Lodges in the World.

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly paradise! Repelled down waterfalls, zip lined across the river twice, hiked to top of mountain, saw howler monkeys, toucans and so many more animals, the rafting is world class! Rooms great, food terrific, would go back in a heartbeat!

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your overview , it looks like you did it all at our Lodge , we will be waiting for your return..

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustic, true Costa Rican experience. Accessible only by raft, so only bring what you need. We stayed two nights, wish it could have been more. Fall asleep to the sounds of the rushing river below. Enjoy spectacular views, hiking, horseback riding and waterfalls all in a beautiful natural authentic setting. Other lodges on the river look like they could be...

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RafaGallo58, Propietario at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, we are very pleased to know that you prefer an authentic whitewater Lodge in the middle of the Jungle , hope you enjoyed the river and guides as well

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A truly idyllic setting, comfortable rooms, fantastic food and amazing staff. This is the real deal Costa Rican rainforest adventure. If the rafting wasn't so much fun you'd never want to leave. Soak in natural pools under waterfalls, hike in the lush rainforest or just chill out in the hammocks. The gentle roar of the Pacuare River in the valley...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jess, we really appreciate how well you absorbed the mistic on the Pacuare River and our​ Lodge

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very remote lodge on one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world. The lodge is accessible only by water or trail. Cooking facilities are remarkably well equipped (no restaurant, bring your food.). Hot water, electricity, comfortable minimalist rooms. The gem is the setting! Beautiful rainforest, complete with birds, flowers, waterfalls, hiking trails, natural swimming holes--just...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We are a family of 5 (kids ages 12, 13 and 21) and this was our favorite adventure while in Costa Rica. We are very adventurous and love being outdoors, and this 2 day trip was exactly what we were looking for! Our guides Adam and Michael were outstanding, and we felt we got first class service and like we...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review, yes the Lodge is very special for family groups, and the hidden waterfalls are everywhere, just got to go look for them. The Rios Tropicales team is very happy that this was the highlight of your vacation.

Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Incredible! We had a great time at the Rios Tropicales lodge at the Packare river. All the guides were amazing (specially Alex, our guide). If you go to Costa Rica you cannot miss the rafting, hiking and swimming in waterfalls etc. with Rios Tropicales! Go check it out!

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Thanks , you know you were in one of the top 5 Whitewater Lodges in the World??

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice lodge with a beautiful nature. Our guide Alex was very nice and good, he was a very nice guy and a very good instructor in the raft, he also learned us how to make natural paint and a lot of other stuff. It was an unforgettable moment in the lodge thanks to our guide Alex ;) If you're...

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Thanks a lot for enjoying our Lodge and great guide Alex, they are all great raft instructors....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting on the Pacuare with a stay at our remote "Eco-Lodge", tucked in the rainforest on the banks of the river. A trip of pure magic, unsurpassed beauty, wildlife and ravishing rapids; Pacuare is the quintessential tropical river. Along its course lay several densely vegetated gorges, which shelter, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths and an incredible variety of birds. Also found within these gorges, is some of the best whitewater in the world. "at its lodge, hammock-filled, thatch-roofed huts, offering dorm and honeymoon style rooms, surround an even larger thatch-roofed lodge net to a gurgling waterfall linking the huts to the lodge’s open-walled dining room, bar and reading room are bamboo-railed boardwalks that make wearing anything but river sandals sacrilegious. Don’t get so comfortable in the reading room’s hammock; however, that you miss the cocktail-hour bell; in true jungle fashion, all apres-paddle drinks are served in coconut shells." (Paddler magazine article, jan./feb.1999, edb). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rios Tropicales Lodge

Address: Pacuare River | Turrialba, Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Pacuare River
Price Range: $377 - $879 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rios Tropicales Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Rios Tropicales Hotel Siquirres
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“get a river view room - although I think they might all be river view”
 of 5 bubbles Roe44, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a view of the river and were on the top corner floor-it was awesome!”
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“I think they all face the water and are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles SMMBS, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Chose high for better views”
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“All rooms face the river - wonderful.”
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