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12 Feb

Protected: Why Raft with Us?

PACUARE RIVER RAFTING (Class III-IV)MULTI-DAY ADVENTURES (2 - 4 days)The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world for a host of reasons. Located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slope, the Pacuare River borders the Talamanca Mountain Range, home to native Cabecar people, pristine rainforest and an incredible variety of wildlife. Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation combining rafting with a stay at our National Geographic award-winning ecolodge alongside the Pacuare River.Warm water, cascading waterfalls, and lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals and birds make this trip exquisite for your senses. Add in two sections of exciting Class III-IV whitewater...

06 Nov

Exguerrilleros de las FARC en Colombia se convierten en guías de rafting

El 9 de noviembre, un nuevo emprendimiento turístico colombiano tendrá nueve nuevos guías de rafting, gracias a la capacitación proporcionada por la Federación Internacional de Rafting (IRF) y la empresa de turismo de aventura Ríos Tropicales en Costa Rica.Es un logro extraordinario porque los nuevos guías de rafting son excombatientes de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). Además, el río Pato, el lugar en el cual los guías se han capacitado y donde se operarán viajes comerciales de rafting, es una antigua “zona roja prohibida” controlada por las FARC.El incipiente emprendimiento turístico es producto de una misión apoyada por...

27 Jul

Michael Kaye Changed My Life and the Path of Tourism in Costa Rica Forever

Michael Kaye, founder of Costa Rica Expeditions and a giant figure in travel and tourism in Costa Rica, passed away on July 12, 2018, at the age of 76. Tributes, remembrances and messages have since poured in from around the world on social media, blogs and news feeds.Michael has been called a pioneer in adventure travel, a titan of the Costa Rican tourism industry, and the godfather of ecotourism. To Rafael Gallo, president and co-founder of Rios Tropicales adventure company in Costa Rica, Michael was not only a mentor, he was the catalyst that forever changed his life.We share with...

05 Jul

Finding True North: Rios Tropicales Sets a Compass for the Future

By Shannon Farley As a company, finding your True North is not easy. Uncovering the compass to guide your entire team through the good times and the bad, and to give reason for your existence, is a challenge … and yet, a worthwhile and noble quest.A vanguard in adventures and conservation in Costa Rica for 33 years, Rios Tropicales rafting and adventure company recently embarked on a journey into this uncharted territory.For the first time in 33 years of operations, on June 6, Rios Tropicales closed their office on a weekday, took their rafts out of the rivers, and gathered the...

17 May

Rios Tropicales helps ensure the survival of threatened Bobo fish in Pacuare River

By Shannon FarleyThe Pacuare River in Costa Rica is visited by thousands of people each year who enjoy one of the world’s most scenic rivers and rainforests. Rios Tropicales Adventure Experts has been bringing people on rafting and adventure trips to this amazing place on Earth for more than 30 years. In the process, the ecotourism company actively protects the flora and fauna of this wondrous ecosystem for future generations.Rios Tropicales spearheaded the inclusion of the Pacuare River into Costa Rica’s Ecological Blue Flag Program for River Watersheds, for which the Pacuare River holds the highest ecological rating. Additionally, the Rios...

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...

28 Jan

Why Costa Rica is the best vacation destination

Exotic and Tourist-Friendly If you want to experience a gorgeous foreign country and be welcomed with open arms, Costa Rica should be on the top of your list. Costa Rica is a peaceful, democratic country with a friendly, warm culture that invites foreigners to explore our small Central American country. You’ll have no trouble finding English-speaking tour guides and companies waiting to assist you. In fact, tourism comprises a significant portion of our country’s GDP and continues to grow every year. Want more reasons? Keep reading.El Tigre School children enjoying a Costa Rican recess. Sustainably Yours Costa Ricans have long emphasized environmental...