Rios Tropicales is an eco-adventure company that operates throughout Costa Rica – on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, in the mountainous central rainforest, and in the western regions. 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, Rafael Gallo and Jimmy Nixon from El Savador, and Fernando Esquivel from Costa Rica. Their deep connection with the region and culture are apparent in every aspect of the company.
Costa Rica is a country with a wide variety of environments: rivers and jungles in the mountainous central rainforest; a dry western region of Guanacaste; and either side is flanked by the ocean coasts of the Pacific and the Atlantic. Rios Tropicales has offices and outposts locations throughout the country: in the capital city of San Jose, central Costa Rica with the Rios Tropicales Cairo Operations Center (El Cairo de Siquirres in Central Caribe region), La Fortuna (Arenal region), Cañas (Guanacaste region) and Quepos (Manuel Antonio region). Rios Tropicales’ signature trips are the Pacuare River Rafting Adventures, offered in one through four day adventure packages, with multi-day trips staying at their acclaimed rainforest “Eco-Lodge” deep within the Pacuare Protected Zone.