Costa Rica Rafting

20 Feb

National Geographic Best Outfitter on Earth – 10 years later we’re better than ever!

Rios Tropicales was named the No. 1 Outfitter in Costa Rica and one of the Best Adventure Outfitters on Earth in 2009 by National Geographic. Now, 10 years later, the Costa Rican rafting company is still at the top with even more adventure trips on offer.Rios Tropicales rafting company is a National Geographic Best Outfitter on Earth.by Shannon FarleyWhen planning an adventure trip, besides choosing where to go and what to do, of equal importance is what outfitter to go with.If you think about it, you can travel to one of the most amazing places on Earth, but if the logistics are...

24 Jul

La Federación Internacional de Rafting nombra a Rafael Gallo como su primer presidente honorario

by Shannon Farley Con el fin de elogiar sus décadas de participación, logros y función integral en la formación y el desarrollo de la Federación Internacional de Rafting (IRF), Rafael Gallo ha sido nominado como el primer presidente honorario de la IRF.[caption id="attachment_3430" align="alignright" width="297"] Rafael Gallo[/caption]El nuevo cargo fue propuesto por el actual presidente de la IRF, Joe Willis Jones, y aprobado por la Junta Directiva de la IRF como anexo a sus estatutos. El anexo declara que “el Congreso (IRF) puede otorgar el título de 'presidente honorario' o 'miembro honorario' a cualquier expresidente o exmiembro del Comité Ejecutivo por...

24 Jul

The International Rafting Federation Names Rafael Gallo its First Honorary President

By Shannon Farley Commending his decades of involvement, achievements, and integral role in the formation and development of the International Rafting Federation (IRF), Rafael Gallo has been nominated as the first Honorary President of the IRF[caption id="attachment_3430" align="alignright" width="297"] Rafael Gallo[/caption]The new position was proposed by the current IRF President Joe Willis Jones, and was approved by the IRF Board of Directors as an annex to the IRF Bylaws. The annex states that “The (IRF) Congress may bestow the title of ‘Honorary President’, or ‘Honorary Member’, respectively, upon any former president or member of the Executive Committee for meritorious service to rafting...

15 Jun

Rios Tropicales is Certified Sustainable by Royal Caribbean Cruises

Costa Rica Eco-Adventure Company Rios Tropicales Offers Sustainable Shore ExcursionsBy Shannon FarleySustainability runs deep at Rios Tropicales. From the eco-adventure company’s start 32 years ago, they have passionately protected the environment in Costa Rica and promoted sustainability and conservation while taking visitors from all over the world on outdoor adventures.Now the award-winning adventure company and geotourism leader has been awarded certification as an environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable tour operator by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.As part of its global environmental commitment, Royal Caribbean set a goal to have 1,000 of its destination tours come from sustainably certified operators by the...

07 Apr

6 Best Things to Do in Costa Rica

By Rohit Agarwal6 Best Things to Do in Costa RicaCosta Rica is located in Central America and a beautiful location where you can find nature in its full bloom. It is one place where the lush greens, wildlife, rivers, mountains, springs and coasts have learnt to co-exist with humans. A visit to Costa Rica is not just a holiday experience but it will lend you sensory reminiscences to cherish for a long time. Here are six of the best things to do at Costa Rica where you can indulge in some fun, get some knowledge and return rejuvenated and relaxed. Whitewater...

15 Feb

River engagement-love story

River engagement, Pacuare, Rios Tropicales!In the excitement of whitewater rafting and love, while enjoying an adventure in the rapids of the Pacuare River with Rios Tropicales on Dec. 11, Alonso Arguedas Muriel and Yerlinne Herrera Nuñez, both from Costa Rica, promised to begin the adventure of their lives together as husband and wife.The couple got engaged in Dos Montañas Canyon, one of the most jaw-dropping, gorgeous, scenic spots on the Pacuare River … in what was a complete surprise to Yerlinne, and a logistical “mission impossible” of epic proportions for Alonso.After his first plan for proposing was rained out by...

11 Nov

Protecting the Rainforest on Costa Rica’s Most Famous River

Rios Tropicales Grows Largest Private Rainforest Reserve on the Pacuare!By Shannon FarleyThe Rios Tropicales Private Rainforest Reserve is growing, and is now the largest private rainforest reserve along the renowned Pacuare River in Costa Rica.In recent months, the rainforest reserve expanded a little over 432 acres (175 hectares) to now protect a total of 2,409 acres (975 hectares) of primary rainforest, and pastureland being converted back to rainforest. At the end of August 2016, 136 acres (55 hectares) of land were purchased by Rafael Gallo, co-founder and president of Rios Tropicales adventure company, in partnership with his sister, Claudia. Neighbors...

20 Oct

White Water Rafting The Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica: An Epic Two-Day Adventure.

It was 5:00 am on a Friday morning, and I was terrified. I was on my way to the Rios Tropicales operation center to begin a two-day white water rafting adventure down the Pacuare River—considered by National Geographic to be one of the best destinations for rafting in the world.    While normally this kind of travel experience would be right up my alley, this time around I had some hesitations… Last time we went white water rafting, while I admittedly had a blast, there was also a bit of a scare. Basically, rocks shifted in the river, our raft unexpectedly flipped and everyone...