Rios Tropicales

Ranked the #1 Costa Rica Adventure Outfitter and #5 Rafting Company in the World by National Geographic Adventure Online Magazine in November 2009.
Rios Tropicales is an eco-adventure company that operates throughout Costa Rica - on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, in the mountainous central rainforest, and in the western regions. We offer adventure activities that take advantage of Costa Rica’s unique variety of environments: whitewater rafting, multisport activities that feature kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and cycling, family adventures, cultural encounters, nature and wildlife tours, and “volun-tourism”. Our mission, to share the rivers, natural resources and culture of Costa Rica while sharing conservation values, has not changed since we began in 1985. Rios Tropicales was established by native Central Americans, the Salvadorian Rafael Gallo and Costa Rican Fernando Esquivel, whose deep connection with the region and culture are apparent in every aspect of the company.
We believe consistent practices, no matter how small our first steps, are more important than waiting to amass a certain investment size for a large-scale project.By sharing our mission with our clients and communities, participation in our reforestation and land protection efforts improve everyone’s wellbeing and sustainability.Our Sustainable Tourism practices fall into four major categories: Reforestation, Community Projects, Environmental Education and River Conservation programs.

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