Local Staff – Big Impact
Our Local Hiring Philosophy Makes A Difference to Communities
95% Local Staff, Higher Wages, Broader Opportunities
We not only use 95% local guides and all staff for Rios operations across Costa Rica, we have worked hard to develop a world-class river guide training program for Costa Ricans that draws from international industry standards of excellence. Rios Tropicales was the first rafting company to hire guides from the nearby town of Turrialba in 1985, the closest town to both the Reventazon and Pacuare rivers. Turrialba now is home to more than two hundred raft guides, many of who work for us. Shortly after hiring and training the first two local guides from Turrialba, we began to hire and train locals from the tiny community of El Tigre and indigenous Cabecar Indians for hiking and river tours. All our trips have local guides who offer a wealth of knowledge of the area and natural environment.