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Rios Tropicales Lodge

  • Mawamba & Rios Tropicales Lodge

    Mawamba Lodge & Rios Tropicales Lodge combines Tortuguero canals and National Park, one of the richest biodiverse areas in Costa Rica; with rafting on the Pacuare River, symbol of Costa Rica's Adventure Travel. Reserve Now Read More
  • Canopy Zipline

    Canopy Zipline Course: Enjoy an incredible zip-line course through the canopy, high above the nearby Lodge complex. Read More
  • Pacuare River 3 Day Adventure

    Pacuare River 3 Day Adventure (Class III-IV): The Pacuare 3 Day trip offers all the #whitewater action of the famous Pacuare rafting adventure, with two nights and an extra day at our unique, remote Rios Read More
  • Activities

    From our Lodge and its 2000 acres of private reserve you can choose from any of four different guided tour experiences, make a difference through tree-planting, and enjoy a host of unstructured other things to Read More
  • Rainforest Hikes

    Rainforest Hikes with Naturalist Guides: You will be amazed at the variety of plants, flowers, and trees that you will be able to identify in the rainforest, thanks to the in-depth training of all Rios Read More
  • Pacuare River 4 Day Adventure

    Pacuare River 4 Day Adventure (Class III-IV): Make a difference on your adventure trip! The Pacuare 4 Day trip offers all the whitewater action of the famous Pacuare rafting adventure, with three nights and two Read More
  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback Riding Local Community Tours: Half day tours from our Lodge to Bajo Del Tigre are available by hiking up the main trail and then riding horseback to this local community. There community members will Read More
  • The Lodge

    If you close your eyes and imagine what a genuine “Eco-Lodge” deep in the rainforest could be like, you might think of beautiful tropical gardens framing native wood Lodge rooms, open air gathering pavilions with Read More
  • Pacuare River Overnight Trip

    Pacuare River Overnight Trip (Class III-IV): Two days of tropical whitewater and a night Rios Tropicales “Eco-Lodge”. Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting on the Pacuare with a Read More
  • Rainforest Restoration

    Rainforest Restoration Tours: From the Lodge you can hike up to the top of the Pacuare Gorge to see our reforestation project and participate in tree planting. Read More
  • Canyoning

    Canyoning Ríos Tropicales Style: Rios Tropicales new Canyoning adventure starts as soon as you hike from the Lodge into the Pacuare river gorge on river right. Read More
  • Other Activities

    Other “Old World” Activities To Enjoy at our River Lodge: We call these “Old World” activities because it seems that we just don’t slow down enough to enjoy them anywhere but on vacation. They used Read More
  • Adventure Loop

    Our new “Adventure Loop” starts as soon as you hike from the Lodge into the Pacuare River gorge on river right towards Wake-Up falls Canyoning adventure. “Half the fun is getting there…” through Rios Tropicales Read More

The Lodge

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If you close your eyes and imagine what a genuine “Eco-Lodge” deep in the rainforest could be like, you might think of beautiful tropical gardens framing native wood Lodge rooms, open air gathering pavilions with thatched roofs and comfortable hammocks swinging in a gentle breeze, ample viewing decks for watching the toucans fly overhead and the river dance along its rapids.

Good imagination! This is exactly what you will experience at our Rios Tropicales Lodge. It is the first “Eco-Lodge” built on the Pacuare River and the only one powered with hydro-generated electricity for a clean sustainable energy source.

Our 2000 Acre Private Rainforest Reserve

Rios Tropicales Lodge is located on our 2000 acre private reserve at the mouth of the Pacuare Gorge, inside the Pacuare Protected Zone. Our Private rReserve borders the indigenous Cabecar Indian Reserve and contains more than 40 miles of hiking trails and numerous waterfalls, streams, and pools. There are two ways to access our Lodge, via rafting in on the Pacuare River, or hiking in along a trail. The various accommodations are set on the mountainside at varying slope heights, affording fantastic views of the river and the dense rainforest surroundings.

What’s Included During Your All-Inclusive AdventurLodge Stay

Great Meals prepared by your talented guides. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner; wine and beer is available separately.

Included Activities: Naturalist tours, hiking, waterfalls and pools to soak in, and an awesome zipline course high in the rainforest canopy. Availability of certain activities will depend on the length of your stay at the Lodge.

Horseback riding, Sustainable development & Tilapia farming tours, and tree-planting as part of our Rainforest Restoration program, are available are available on the Four Day Adventures. Always committed to extraordinary service, we do not charge extra for any regular on-site activities that are specific to each Two, Three, or Four Day Adventures.

Accommodations to Fit Every Aesthetic and Budget

From luxury Lodge rooms overlooking the river to rustic bunkhouses set back on the hillside, with private bathrooms, hot showers, electricity, and decks for scenic views.

Sustainable

Find out how our Lodge was built and how it is operated, using sustainable business practices for environment, culture, and social well-being of surrounding communities

Community

Meet the community members who live at and manage our Lodge and private reserve.

Rios Tropicales Lodge Adventures

Treat yourself to several days at our unique River Lodge and you'll be rewarded with total rejuvenation

Rios Tropicales Lodge - Your Refuge

Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting on the Pacuare River with a stay at our remote “Eco-Lodge”, tucked in the rainforest on the banks of the river. Rios Tropicales Lodge, complete with electricity and hot showers thanks to our hydro-powered generator system, is a model of ecotourism and sustainable business practices. Our Lodge invites you to relax, explore, and enjoy Costa Rica’s natural paradise. It’s all quality time your way - at its very best. The longer you stay, the more refreshed you return to your daily routine - we guarantee it!

Why a New Four Day Pacuare Adventure?

Our newest multi-day trip this year gives you three nights and four days at our Lodge to take greater advantage of the unique resources and activities available there. All multi-day adventures stay at our Lodge for all nights. You can enjoy a variety of accommodation options and activities, both guided and unguided, participate in tree planting, learn about adjacent sustainable community development projects, and much more.

The World-Class Pacuare River: Tropical Paradise

The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world for a host of reasons. As you raft down the river, you’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds make this trip exquisite for your senses. Located on Costa Rica's Atlantic slope, the Pacuare River borders the Talamanca mountain range, home to native Cabecar Indians and an incredible variety of wildlife, including parrots, toucans, deer, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, butterflies, and more. Add in the exciting Class III-IV whitewater rapids downstream from our Lodge, and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home.





  • Horseback Riding Local Community Tours: Half day tours from our Lodge to Bajo Del Tigre are available by hiking up
    Read More

    Horseback Riding

  • Rainforest Restoration Tours: From the Lodge you can hike up to the top of the Pacuare Gorge to see our
    Read More

    Rainforest Restoration

  • Rainforest Hikes with Naturalist Guides: You will be amazed at the variety of plants, flowers, and trees that you will
    Read More

    Rainforest Hikes

  • Canopy Zipline Course: Enjoy an incredible zip-line course through the canopy, high above the nearby Lodge complex.
    Read More

    Canopy Zipline

  • Canyoning Ríos Tropicales Style: Rios Tropicales new Canyoning adventure starts as soon as you hike from the Lodge into the
    Read More

    Canyoning

  • Our new “Adventure Loop” starts as soon as you hike from the Lodge into the Pacuare River gorge on river
    Read More

    Adventure Loop

  • Other “Old World” Activities To Enjoy at our River Lodge: We call these “Old World” activities because it seems that
    Read More

    Other Activities

Rafting the Pacuare River in Costa Rica

 
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