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Rios Tropicales Costa Rica

Rios Tropicales Lodge Costa Rica

Rooms and Rates

Pacuare 2D/1N Deluxe Package

Day 1: You’ll depart San Jose early in the morning, traveling east towards the Caribbean and crossing the amazing Braulio Carrillo National Park. You will arrive at the Rios Tropicales Operations Center for a hearty “Tico” traditional Costa Rica breakfast, and with time to change into clothing for rafting, and shop for any last minute needs. You’ll then depart for the private rafting put-in on the Pacuare River in San Martin. There your professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare all the rafting equipment, give you complete safety and paddle instruction.

Before you know it, you'll arrive at the unique Rios Tropicales Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking or soaking in the waterfall and pools. Nestled in the jungle on a 1,500-acre private reserve, the lodge offers you all the comforts you need in "Cabecar Indian" style bungalows. Private single and double rooms are spacious and completely provided with fresh linens and comfortable pillows and beds. Don’t worry about bathrooms - the lodge enjoys modern, clean bathrooms and hot water showers, thanks to the self-sufficient mini-hydro-plant that generates all the electricity.

Day 2: After yet another serving of Costa Rica’s tastiest coffee and a hearty breakfast, the lodge will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. The lodge will have transportation waiting for you at the take-out in the town of Siquirres, where you will whisk you away to the Operations Center just a few miles up the road. There will be a hearty hot lunch waiting on you upon arrival. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks, snacks, a bar, and souvenirs are all available. On the return drive to San Jose you’ll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazú Volcano.

Date / Season Single Double Triple Quad Child
01Jan-31Dec, 2014 299.00 570.00 810.00 0.00 0.00 Add to cart
01Jan-31Dec, 2015 310.00 590.00 840.00 0.00 0.00 Add to cart

Check in: Open
Check out: Open
Child rate notes: Children under 14 years old are not allowed.

Pacuare 3D/2N Deluxe Package

Day 1: You will arrive at the Rios Tropicales Operations Center for a hearty “Tico” traditional Costa Rica breakfast, and with time to change into clothing for rafting, and shop for any last minute needs. You’ll then depart for the private rafting put-in on the Pacuare River in San Martin. There your professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare all the rafting equipment, give you complete safety and paddle instruction. The first day’s Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare gorge’s charm as you raft deep in the heart of primary rainforest. While your guides prepare a hearty picnic lunch on the riverbank, you’ll enjoy a walk through the jungle to an enchanting waterfall and pool to swim.

Before you know it, you’ll arrive at the unique Rios Tropicales Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking or soaking in the waterfall and pools. Nestled in the jungle on a 1,500-acre private reserve, the lodge offers you all the comforts you need in “Cabecar Indian” style bungalows. Private single and double rooms are spacious and completely provided with fresh linens and comfortable pillows and beds. Don’t worry about bathrooms - the lodge enjoys modern, clean bathrooms and hot water showers, thanks to the self-sufficient mini-hydro-plant that generates all the electricity. The lodge was built as a sustainable eco-lodge - including the building materials, waste management system, recycling practices, and the clean, renewable energy that powers the entire facility. You’ll get the chance to settle into your rooms, than come on down to the open air dining area, where the guides prepare fresh appetizers and the guest-acclaimed “famous jungle punch”. As the sun dips behind the hills and the twilight fades, you will be treated to a delicious freshly prepared dinner with candlelight and wine.

Day 2: Layover day at the eco-lodge: Rainforest canopy tours, hikes, relaxing and more. Don’t worry about wake-up time. The beauty of the light through the forest, the sound of toucans and the smell of coffee will get you going. This day is designed to enjoy the lodge and its natural surroundings. The lodge offers you a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of the rainforest canopy on the zip line course at no additional cost. The four distinctive platforms blend in seamlessly with the natural surroundings, giving you an amazing perspective of life in the roof of the jungle. In addition to the canopy tour, you can choose a variety of hikes - a 4-5 hour hike high into the Pacuare Reserve; a 2-3 hour hike to nearby waterfalls and pools, or short walks near the lodge. The spacious property offers limitless places to get away from it all and just relax and enjoy nature. Just a short walk from the dining area, there is a sheltered hammock area that makes for the perfect spot to catch up on your reading, sip a cocktail, or just relax and take in the stunning beauty of this amazing retreat. The noises of the hustle and bustle of city life will soon be a distant memory, replaced with the soothing sounds of the tropical rainforest that surrounds you. An optional tour on this day could be a hike to the nearby Bajo Tigre community, with a chance to learn from local community members about their sustainable farming and environmental responsibility.

Day 3: Whitewater Action! Class IV Rafting on Lower Pacuare. After yet another serving of Costa Rica’s tastiest coffee and a hearty breakfast, the lodge will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. The lodge will have transportation waiting for you at the take-out in the town of Siquirres, where you will whisk you away to the Operations Center just a few miles up the road. There will be a hearty hot lunch waiting on you upon arrival. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks, snacks, a bar, and souvenirs are all available. On the return drive to San Jose you’ll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazú Volcano.

Date / Season Single Double Triple Quad Child
01Jan-31Dec, 2014 385.00 710.00 975.00 0.00 0.00 Add to cart
01Jan-31Dec, 2015 395.00 740.00 1020.00 0.00 0.00 Add to cart

Check in: Open
Check out: Open
Child rate notes: Children under 14 years old are not allowed.

Pacuare 4D/3N Deluxe Package

Day 1: Class III Rafting to the Rios Tropicales Lodge

Day 2: Layover day at the eco-lodge: Rainforest canopy tours, hikes, relaxing and more don't worry about wake-up time. The beauty of the light through the forest, the sound of toucans and the smell of coffee will get you going. This day is designed to enjoy the lodge and its natural surroundings. The Lodge offers you a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of the rainforest canopy on the zip line course at no additional cost. The four distinctive platforms blend in seamlessly with the natural surroundings, giving you an amazing perspective of life in the roof of the jungle. In addition to the canopy tour, you can choose a variety of hikes - a 4-5 hour hike high into the Pacuare Reserve; a 2-3 hour hike to nearby waterfalls and pools, or short walks near the lodge. The spacious property offers limitless places to get away from it all and just relax and enjoy nature. Just a short walk from the dining area, there is a sheltered hammock area that makes for the perfect spot to catch up on your reading, sip a cocktail, or just relax and take in the stunning beauty of this amazing retreat. The noises of the hustle and bustle of city life will soon be a distant memory, replaced with the soothing sounds of the tropical rainforest that surrounds you. An optional tour on this day could be a hike to the nearby Bajo Tigre community, with a chance to learn from local community members about their sustainable farming and environmental responsibility.

Day 3: After a gentle awakening to rainforest sounds, the smell of rich Costa Rican coffee, and a hearty tropical breakfast, you’ll head to the sustainable farming and reforestation center deep inside the private preserve on the Pacuare. The expert guides will take you on a 45-minute interpretive nature trail hike, pointing out numerous species of flora and fauna along the way. At the top of the trail, you can choose to ride the rest of the way to the center via a tractor-drawn cart or on horseback, an exciting way to see the beautiful preserve. Upon arrival at the center, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the reforestation project, planting a variety of exotic trees and learning about the benefits and challenges associated with the rainforest reforestation project. You can tour the sustainable tilapia farm and even choose to catch your own dinner right there! After the tour you will return to the Lodge where you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the views of the spectacular Pacuare River, visiting nearby pools and waterfalls, or relaxing in a hammock on the wonderful jungle deck. Cocktail hour arrives on the dot at five o'clock as usual, followed by another gourmet meal prepared right in front of you. Sleep well, as the next day brings with it the biggest rapids on the final rafting day on the Pacuare!

Day 4: Whitewater Action! Class IV Rafting on Lower Pacuare. After yet another serving of Costa Rica’s tastiest coffee and a hearty breakfast, the lodge will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. The lodge will have transportation waiting for you at the take-out in the town of Siquirres, where you will whisk you away to the Operations Center just a few miles up the road. There will be a hearty hot lunch waiting on you upon arrival. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks, snacks, a bar, and souvenirs are all available. On the return drive to San Jose you’ll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazú Volcano.

Date / Season Single Double Triple Quad Child
01Jan-31Dec, 2014 490.00 920.00 1290.00 0.00 0.00 Add to cart
01Jan-31Dec, 2015 510.00 960.00 1350.00 0.00 0.00 Add to cart

Check in: Open
Check out: Open
Child rate notes: Children under 14 years old are not allowed.

Notes about this Hotel:
- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is included.
- All listed items and taxes are included in the package price.
- Please bring: rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar), swimsuit / swim trunks, T-shirt and shorts of a quick-drying material, waterproof sunscreen lotion (SPF 15 or higher), sun hat or bandana, croakies or straps to secure glasses, clothing change including shoes for after your Rafting Tour, towel, long light-pants , long sleeved shirt, sweater or sweat shirt, insect repellent.

Hotel Description

Rios Tropicales Lodge Costa Rica

Rios Tropicales Lodge Costa Rica is the eco-lodge you've been dreaming about, located deep in the lush rain forest featuring gorgeous tropical gardens, exotic native wood lodge rooms, open air gathering pavilions with thatched roofs and comfortable hammocks swinging in the mild river breeze, ample viewing decks ideal for avid birdwatchers and a magnificent river with plenty of rapids. This is a true paradise! At Rios Tropicales Lodge you will experience this and much more. It is the first eco-lodge built on the mighty Pacuare River and the only one powered with hydro-generated electricity for a clean sustainable energy source.

Rios Tropicales Lodge Costa Rica

Rios Tropicales Lodge is located on a 1500 acre private nature reserve at the mouth of the Pacuare Gorge, inside the Pacuare Protected Area. This private reserve borders the indigenous Indian Reserve of the Cabecar and boasts more than 40 miles of exhilarating hiking trails and numerous waterfalls, streams and pools throughout the property. Getting to Rios Tropicales Lodge Costa Rica is pretty easy, one way to do it's via rafting in on the Pacuare River, or hiking in along a natural trail. The various accommodations are set on the mountainside at varying slope heights, affording fantastic views of the river and the dense rain forest surroundings.

 
 

Location and Driving Directions

There are two ways to access the lodge, via rafting in on the Pacuare River, or hiking in along a trail. The various accommodations are set on the mountainside at varying slope heights, affording fantastic views of the river and the dense rain forest surroundings.

Rios Tropicales Lodge Costa Rica