Costa Rica is the natural & adventure gem of Central America. Lose yourself in the lush rainforest, on pristine rivers, or along sparkling coastlines with exotic birds & wildlife at every turn. Start exploring authentic Costa Rica adventures.
A simple dream in 1985 to pursue a love of paddling, provide jobs to fellow Costa Ricans, and support rainforest protection developed into Rios Tropicales, Costa Rica’s award-winning adventure company and geotourism leader.
Authentic. Every day. Rios Tropicales is run with a foundation of ecotourism sustainability principles that benefit employees, local communities, tourists and the environment.
Extend your Pacuare River rafting trip and stay at our award-winning, authentic Rios Tropicales Lodge for up to 4 days. Our all-inclusive ecolodge trips include on-site adventure activities and varied lodging options.
“We are very honored to receive this award and proud to be a part of the Blue Flag Program that prioritizes protecting and enhancing our Rivers and Natural Spaces as the only way to successfully sustain both our natural resources and communities for future generations.”
We started our trip in Costa Rica with the Pacuare River 3 day adventure in March 2014 and it was beyond our expectations. It was the best part of our trip and we cannot stop telling our friends to try it out. The river and the surroundings are beyond beautiful.
Unbelievable is too mild of a term. Our guides were fantastic, the river was one adrenaline rush after another. The food was simple - this is hard to pull off. These simple foods were fresh and just made your tongue succumb to greatness. Any chef will tell tell you, simple is by far the most difficult cooking there is. These folks made it look easy. Every chef-want-to-be should go there and see how it is done with mastery. The flowers, the monkeys, the birds - all just a camera shot away. Perfection is hard to do - these people do it with a sense of balance and humor!
Number of Trees Planted Since 2000
Ecotourism & Sustainability Awards Won
Tons of Carbon Mitigated Annually at Rainforest Reserve
Guests Introduced to Costa Rica Rivers since 1985