Rios Tropicales Lodge

Pacuare River Costa Rica

  • Rios Tropicales, Costa Rica © Psalm Photography

    Rios Tropicales, Costa Rica

  • Simple but comfortable accommodation
  • Beautiful remote riverside location
  • Whitewater rafting, ziplining, canyoning, hiking, horse riding . . .
  • Tree planting

Guests at Rio Tropicales Eco Lodge on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica will be surrounded by pristine primary rainforest. The lodge sits within a 975-hectare private reserve which has over 60kms of hiking trails and several waterfalls, streams and pools. Whether you're feeling active or you want to relax and take in the natural beauty of the area, you can do both at Rios Tropicales.

The lodge offers rustic, simple accommodation in a delightfully natural setting. Forget thread counts on your sheets and gold plated taps, that's not what it's about. The comfortable rooms vary in size, some large enough to sleep three people. You have an en-suite bathroom with hot running water and a shower. There are also dormitory-style rooms that have two bunk beds and a shared bathroom.

The beauty of the lodge is that it was founded on strong sustainable principles. It was built using reclaimed wood and hydroelectric power. Most of the employees come from the local community and wherever possible, food is sourced from nearby farms supporting the locals.  You won't find TVs here, nor mobile coverage or wifi - this is all about reconnecting with nature. Leave your worries behind as you relax in a hammock and enjoy the views of the Pacuare River or dine overlooking the gardens and forest as you watch for wildlife and listen to the sounds of the forest.

While you're here, you can try a variety of exciting activities and nature experiences. Join one of the Rainforest Restoration Tours. Try canyoning. Go whitewater rafting (even Stephen Fry has tried it here!). Hike to the top of the Pacuare gorge and plant a tree (this ongoing reforestation project has planted over 20,000 trees and they have increased the pledge to 28,000). There are also guided and self-guided trails on the reserve along with a superb 9-line zipline course that crosses the Pacuare River.


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Client Rating for Costa Rica 5/5 from 216 reviews

A truly memorable experience. Incredible scenery and wildlife. Our guide Jonny was first class and felt safe and looked after throughout the rafting trip.

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Rios Tropicales Lodge

Rios Tropicales, Costa Rica

Experience the tranquility and peace of nature alongside the adrenalin rush of white water rafting, canyoning and ziplining.

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