I did a week of adventure with Costa Rica Rios, awesome trip, highly recommended. Coming from the states I had always thought it would be better to have US guides and a US centric operation, I was wrong. I had taken a trip in Ecuador from a US operation and had an OK time, didn’t do another trip for 8 years then signed up with 5 of my paddling buddies for a custom whitewater kayaking trip with Costa Rica Rios. It was great and is so much better going with local guides that know the area, the people, the customs, are very well connected, are super friendly and accommodate your agenda and your interests, not theirs (I am American and I know how we operate, all about me – even guides). Costa Rica Rios is totally different than the US outfits, it’s all about the customer. If we wanted to paddle hard one day and lots of rivers, they made it happen, if we wanted an easy, short day they would have made that happen too. They figure out what makes you happy and deliver it. Jane and Fraser run the operation and are wonderful, they make you feel at home and give you the kind of service I would only expect from a 5 star hotel. The accommodations are clean, safe, friendly and nice. The jungle night was an interesting twist and a true adventure. Go with Costa Rica Rios, you won’t be disappointed. I am looking forward to my next trip.
Rand C, Weymouth, MA