Rios Tropicales: Pacuare Eco-Lodge & Rafting

Starts: San José, Costa Rica
Finishes: San José, Costa Rica

Visit: San José

Tour Type: Private Journey

Accommodation: Deluxe

Activity: Rafting


The Pacuare River Ecolodge 2-Day Trip gives you two incredible days of tropical white water rafting and a night at the Rios Tropicales Lodge. Treat yourself to an exceptional adventure vacation experience combining rafting with a stay at our remote ecolodge, nestled in the rainforest on the banks of the Pacuare River. The Rios Tropicales Lodge, complete with hydro-powered electricity, is a model of ecotourism and deluxe accommodations.

From our ecolodge's remote, riverside location, you can enjoy ziplining through the canopy (additional cost), rainforest hikes with naturalist guides, self-guided walks to waterfalls and pools, relaxing in a hammock overlooking the beautiful Pacuare River, and birdwatching. Dine in the open air with wine and exceptional meals, more stars than you can imagine, and the vibrant sounds of the jungle.

Rated one of the top rivers in the world, you'll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest as you raft right through it. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds indulge your senses on every level. Add in two sections of the exciting Class III-IV white water rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you've returned home.

Minimum Age Requirement:12 years (December May)
Minimum Age Requirement:14 years (June November)


    • Exciting Class III-IV white water rapids
    • Rainforest hikes and relax in a overlooking hammock
    • Enchanting waterfalls and pools

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 133789
Tour Type: Private Journey
Accommodation: Deluxe
Transport: Private
Guide Language: english
Travel Styles: Luxury Travel

Starts: San José, Costa Rica
Finishes: San José, Costa Rica
Duration: 2 days
Physical rating: Average


  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • Meals for two days, except dinner on day two
  • Spacious changing rooms and hot showers
  • Lodging at Rios Tropicales Lodge
  • Transportation to and from all the major hotels in San Jose
  • ARRANGE IN ADVANCE! FOR FREE transportation available from Arenal and Puerto Viejo
  • On-site activities, such as guided nature hikes, your guide will adapt to your preferences, depending on climate and dificulty.
  • Access to canopy zipline course ($60pp)
  • Secure, dry transport of your luggage in dry bag


  • Essential personal toiletries
  • Sweater or Sweatshirt (for cool evenings)
  • Reading material
  • Journal
  • Additional clothing – bring HALF what you think you need!
  • Costa Rica is on 110V electricity, the same as the United States.


Price person (sharing double) $295 ($148/day)

Note: Minimum 2 participants required (A solo traveler supplement is applicable for a solo traveler. If your party size is 4 or more, you may eligible for a group discount - please ask us for details)


20% per person for bookings made 60 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Costa Rica San Jose, Pacuare River, Pacuare Gorge, Lower Pacuare, Rios Tropicales Lodge


Tour Operator

Rios Tropicales

Rios Tropicales is celebrating 30 years of Costa Rica adventure tours this year! Founded in 1985, Rios Tropicales started with white water rafting trips, expanding from the pristine Pacuare River to rivers through-out Costa Rica, and adding more kinds of adventure tours with biking, hiking, sea kayaking, nature safari tours, and more. Rafael Gallo, cofounder of Rios Tropicales, even co-wrote the book on Costa Rica’s Rivers.

Rios Tropicales is consistently recognized by National Geographic Adventure as one of the top adventure companies in Costa Rica and one of the top rafting companies in the world. Our conservation, reforestation, ecopreneurs, education, and community efforts have earned us national and international recognition and awards. We are humbled and grateful for the recognition and awards we’ve won in our 30 year history. 

In Business Since 1985


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