• AK1357

    I am starting to plan a trip to Nicaragua, and a huge part of why my family wants to go back to Central America is our experience with Costa Rica Rios. We had a custom trip with them in June 2015 (yes, I should have written this review much earlier), and had the trip of a lifetime. They organized great accommodations, wonderful guides, safe transportation, and all of the activities that make Costa Rica special, including zip lining, waterfall rappelling, and whitewater rafting to name a few. But what makes Costa Rica Rios so special is the personal service you receive from people who truly want you to have a great experience. During the first part of our trip, the rains poured and poured, and a number of roads were impassable (there was much more rain than typical at that time of year). Jane and/or Fraser came and met with us each day in person during this time, and were able to re-arrange parts of our trip and substitute activities to account for the weather. Without Costa Rica Rios, our trip would never have been such a success. Thank you Costa Rica Rios!

  • Samantha Furtak

    We just got back from our trip yesterday. Our week of adventures consisted of kayaking, hiking to camp, white water rafting with class 3 &4 rapids, zip lining across the canopy up to 150ft high, swinging from a tarzan swing 150ft hight, canyoning down the most beautiful waterfalls,climbing up and behind waterfalls, surfing..was up on my second try and was hooked!, snorkeling with beautiful fish and even saw a shark!, got to see monkeys close up along with some other animals and was super lucky not to come across ANY snakes or if so everyone in our group were sure not to point them out to me lol. Learned all about the costa rica coffee process. This was the most adventurous trips I have ever taken in my life and all of the staff at costa rica rios really made all of us feel like one big family during this trip: Arnaldo, Walter and Davis were our guides for majority of the tour. The food was absolutely amazing and was prepared everyday by the wonderful staff or we were taken to a local spot and shared a family style meal together. Everyone was so knowledgeable and open to teaching us all about the culture, language and history of Costa Rica. They were quick to point everything out and somehow had the eye for every plant and animal in Costa Rica to be sure we did not miss the opportunity to see it. The “glamping” experience I think I can say for all of us definitely surpassed our expectations. It by far was a wonderful experience and the pictures we captured do the beautiful views no justice….they are simply breathtaking. All of the guides made sure our safety came first! We had some thunderstorms during our trip and the guides were always on point for having a plan B to be sure the activity safe for all of us. If you are considering an adventure that will last a lifetime of memories I promise you will not be disappointed with Costa Rica Rios! We promise we will be back again and hopefully next time with family and friends! You all were so wonderful to each and every one of us! ☺️ Until we meet again..Pura Vida