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Rios Tropicales

Sustainable Rafting and Adventure Trips in Costa Rica

About Rios Tropicales

Welcome to Rios Tropicales, rated Costa Rica's #1 Adventure Outfitter. Since we began in 1985, we have committed to operating the highest quality outdoor adventure tours. Our experienced staff, excellent equipment, thorough knowledge of our country and partnership with our communities has formed the foundation of our success. We offer one-day and multi-day adventure tours, including rafting, biking, hiking, kayaking, rainforest tours, and more, throughout Costa Rica. From families to expert adventurers, we have an adventure that will meet your interests and abilities. Our company’s sustainable tourism practices stem from our complementary goals of wanting to protect and conserve the rivers and rainforests of Costa Rica; while empowering and engaging our country’s local communities to play leading roles in this effort for their own economic, educational, health, and soulful well-being. We invite you to join us for a vacation you’ll treasure long after your return home.

Whitewater rafting is a great way to experience Costa Rica. Because of its mountainous topography, Costa Rica offers rafting opportunities throughout the country with a wide variety of rivers. Choose exactly the kind of trip that best meets your needs and interests, from family-friendly easy to moderate whitewater all the way to intense Class IV+ whitewater for the most hardcore enthusiasts.

Most of our trips are one day rafting adventures, with our signature Pacuare multi-day trips offering you an extraordinary rafting and eco-adventure with lodging at our unique Rios Tropicales Lodge. These multi-day trips offer additional activities from our Lodge, including tree-planting and community sustainable farming and development tours. Available activities depend on the number of days of the trip.

How to find your trip:

  • Visit our Whitewater Rafting & Family Adventures overview pages for a list of trips available to you.
  • Don't see the perfect trip for you yet? We also offer custom trips for groups. Minimum group sizes apply.
  • Please contact us, we're happy to help you!

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Our Activities

  • Accommodations
  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy
  • Canyoneering
  • Culture-focused
  • Day hiking
  • Eco-focused
  • Geotourism
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain
  • Nature
  • Paddlesport
  • Rafting
  • Rainforest
  • Sea-kayaking
  • Voluntourism
  • Wildlife
  • Ziplining

Our Destinations

  • Central America / Caribbean
  • Costa Rica
Rios Tropicales Lodge, Pacuare River
Rios Tropicales Lodge, Costa Rica
Upper Huacas Rapid, Pacuare River
Relax at Dos Montañas
Huacas, Pacuare River
Huacas Falls, Pacuare river

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