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 reserve 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 Adventure Lodge 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 compromised 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.
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
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 eco-tourism 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.