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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We came here on the 3 days, 2 nights tour and absolutely loved it. As per descriptions on the first day you do a little rafting but they separate you from the day trip and you get to do a little hike to a waterfall and a nice lunch by the river. The second day we stayed in camp and...

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Florida
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A great rustic lodge and setting. The outside dining prepared by the guides only adds to the experience and camaraderie. A good ride in and a great ride out. We were at the tipping point with high water for being allow to raft out but just made it under the limit and had an exhilerating run out.

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

So happy to know your experience was as great as possible, sounds like you had the best whitewater of all.

Dundas, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 September 2016

My three favorite days! The rafting trip was exciting and then to land in the idyllic site for the lodge and hiking stay was a very pleasant surprise. The cabins are perched on the side of the river banks and in my case right on a rushing stream. Clean, private and with hot showers for each. The common area was...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

We will be waiting for your return , and hope the new experience is better , we are always improving our lodge and activities , and the guides only get better

Durham, NC
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We LOVED this experience. We did the over night rafting trip. The company picked us up at our hotel (perfectly on time) and the ride to the location was pleasant. The breakfast was delicious and the informational/training presentation great. It was a gorgeous day when we put in, and we had excellent rafting. Overnight at the retreat center was peaceful...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, I am glad you chose to do the overnight at the Lodge, was your matress too hard , some people like that orthopedic feel some dont , we would try to accomodate you better next time you come as we do have options...Thanks for enjoying the river and our services.

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days/2 nights with our teenagers (18,16,14) and friends and their 2 teenage boys. We all loved our time here. The rafting was great fun. The raft to the lodge took just over 1 hour and was relatively gentle and a good way to practice our rafting skills (or lack of them!). The rafting on the...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for a great review, we are happy to know our Lodge was the highlight of your vacation in Costa Rica

Zermatt, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We took an age to chose the right river with interesting overnight lodging with rapids with sufficient excitement ( some grade IV ) and Rio Tropicales delivered with spades. Having decided to stay overnight in Turrialba to avoid an early start ( & San Jose) we chose villa florenzia and were collected at a civilised 9.00am by our guide Sacy...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for a fantastic review, it's better than our brochure write-up​ . The Rios Tropicales team is very happy that you enjoyed evry aspect of our two day trip.

Wilton, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had not planned our trip in advance so I had done minimal research. I was a bit surprised about how Rio Tropicales prices out their packages. Our family of 6 could have done a one day white water raft trip (the full river run) for $94 pp including 2 meals but instead opted to stay the night. It was...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review about our overnight stay at Rios Tropicales Lodge, our guides are there to make the best of your idle time, as there are many options whether it is raining or not, they also dont count on gratuities , they get paid fairlly well and that shoulnt be the case . I will look into this matter...

California
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My family of 5 ( including 3 teens ages 15, 16 and 19) took the 3-day/2 night package and happy that we did. There was enough time to just sit and enjoy the beautiful setting -- roar of river, peace of the jungle. Only way to get to lodge was by kayak or raft. We had 2 rooms. My husband...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you ver much for such an important review. We will look into our canyoning and zip line activities, as this year there have been many changes due to a moving tree, where wehad to elmnate the platform , we later made a longer course and by December it will be trple the fun. We will also look into the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 June 2016

First off the staff makes this place. Special thanks to Jorge and Esteban my two guides. I stayed two nights, Jorge was our guide on the way in. My travel agent did not give me details, I didn't have flip flops, Jorge gave me his and left without any just on my promise to leave them there for him. Jorge...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your honest review, we are happy you enjoyed our Pacuare River. Unfortunatedlly our hidro system will not carry an airconditioning system, which I am not sure is the right thing either ,

Los Alamos, New Mexico
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We rafted in and stayed at the lodge for 3 nights (longer than most people). If you want a total escape in a fantastic natural setting, this is the place - it is so remote. We are a family of 4 with 2 grown boys. We went at the end of May early in the rainy season, and the river...

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RiosTropicales, Owner at Rios Tropicales Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your thorough response, we are all very happy that you really enjoyed all of our services and staff.​

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our multi-day trips treat you to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting on the Pacuare with a stay at our remote "Eco-Lodge", tucked in the rainforest on the banks of the river. A trip of pure magic, unsurpassed beauty, wildlife and ravishing rapids; Pacuare is the quintessential tropical river. Along its course lay several densely vegetated gorges, which shelter, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths and an incredible variety of birds. Also found within these gorges, is some of the best whitewater in the world. "at its lodge, hammock-filled, thatch-roofed huts, offering dorm and honeymoon style rooms, surround an even larger thatch-roofed lodge net to a gurgling waterfall linking the huts to the lodge’s open-walled dining room, bar and reading room are bamboo-railed boardwalks that make wearing anything but river sandals sacrilegious. Don’t get so comfortable in the reading room’s hammock; however, that you miss the cocktail-hour bell; in true jungle fashion, all apres-paddle drinks are served in coconut shells." (Paddler magazine article, jan./feb.1999, edb). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rios Tropicales Lodge

Address: Pacuare River | Turrialba, Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Pacuare River
Price Range: $730 - $979 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rios Tropicales Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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