Ultimate Costa Rica Rafting Adventures

Rios Tropicales is a leader in rafting and adventure tours in Costa Rica since 1985. Our top priority is always the safety and health of all our clients, our staff, and our partners. For the operations of all our services, we follow all recommendations from the Costa Rica Ministry of Health and the Government of Costa Rica regarding health and safety protocols. You can count on us to do our best in serving you. Read our 2020 Health Protocols for reopening.

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The Best in Costa Rica Ecotourism

Rios Tropicales is the pioneer of white water rafting in Costa Rica, with more river miles and first descents than any other company. Rios Tropicales sets the standard in Costa Rica rafting and nature adventures with expertly trained guides. The Rios Tropicales co-founder Rafael Gallo, founded the International Rafting Federation specifically to bring  highest river safety standards and training not just to Costa Rica, but to other outfitters world-wide.  From mellow family float trips on the Corobici River or the Reventazon River’s Florida section, to the thrilling whitewater of Naranjo River’s El Chorro section, and the famous Pacuare River, Rios Tropicales has a day or multi-day adventure for you!

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Rios Tropicales Pacuare Eco Lodge

Take your authentic Costa Rica vacation to the ultimate level with a stay at this National Geographic award-winning eco lodge. This extraordinary, off-the-grid retreat overlooks the renowned Pacuare River in the midst of Costa Rica’s lush rainforest.

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Escape to Our Award-Winning Pacuare Eco Lodge

A One Night Stay is Not Enough!

  • National Geographic Award-winning Eco Lodge
  • Nestled on the hillside beside the Pacuare River
  • Raft in on the famous whitewater of the Pacuare
  • Or, hike to the remote lodge through the rainforest
  • Enjoy Lodge Activities like ziplining, hiking, birdwatching, waterfalls & more
  • Hike to the sustainable El Tigre community for horseback riding & butterfly gardens
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Trees Planted Since 2000


Tons of Carbon Mitigated Annually.

Carbon Neutral, Every Year.

This is what a 100% carbon neutral adventure company looks like. Rios Tropicales is an international conservation pioneer and role model with 52 Ecotourism awards and counting.  We have planted over 30,000 native hardwood trees on our private rainforest reserve on the Pacuare River over the last two decades. We are thrilled to be stewards of “the rainforest lungs of the world”.  You, too, can plant a tree in the rainforest as part of your stay at our award-winning Pacuare River ecolodge.  

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Rejuvenate in Costa Rica

Founded in 1985, Rios Tropicales is a leader in rafting and adventure tours in Costa Rica. When you travel with us, you have decades of experience, service excellence and an impeccable safety record backing you. Whether it’s white water rafting or float trips, sea kayaking or mountain biking, or an adventure retreat in our awarding-winning Pacuare Eco Lodge, we have the refreshing vacation in nature that will restore you. Our friendly, knowledgable, bilingual guides can’t wait to show you the natural wonders of Costa Rica.

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