• Laura Knight Holms

    I am in the middle of a personalized adventure and Costa Rica Rios has been excellent in every way right from day 1 of planning until today. The guides made us feel completely safe and were extremely reliable. They are also a lot of fun and very generous and accommodating. We have had time to relax, time to laugh, time to scream in pure joy and time to be challenged. I would book with them again if coming back to Costa Rica. A great combination of whatever adventures you are up for and I love the personal touches. They also arranged for us to volunteer at a local village school for one morning. We are having a blast. Thank you for everything. Pure Vida!

  • Don Burzen

    Every minute of every day with Walter and his team was fascinating, exciting, challenging, and overall the best time I’ve had in years. Their program provides one heck of a workout, while also allowing for some relaxation in one of the most beautiful countries of the world. The people, the food, the equipment, the activities, and the places we stayed were all terrific. When asked what part of the week we enjoyed the most, each person in our group was stumped. Every activity was on the top of our list. These folks know how to put together an experience that creates lasting memories!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Guys, I keep thinking about the trip and wishing we were still there. I thought this was an exceptional experience, the level of activity was perfect, every day was full of challenges and variety, and everyone was extremely friendly, fun and open to suggestions and options. I would (and have) recommend this trip to anyone wanting an adventure. The lodging and food were excellent and I can’t say enough about your team, they did a fantastic job. Best trip ever, Thank you so much Pam S, Alaho, OR

  • Anonymous

    I had heard so much of how personable all the guides are (as well as excellente paddlers) and I can tell iI was totally NOT DISAPPOINTED I loved talking about kayaking, nature, and life in Costa Rica with all of them. From the time I got off the plane, Costa Rica Rios staff were already showing me how beautiful Costa rica is. Leo stopped to show us the Los Angeles Church and that set the stage for a week full of learning about indigenous people in Costa Rica, going on nature walks to see toucans and tree frogs, and getting on some of Costa Rica’s beautiful whitewaters. Cheers to all of you at Costa Rica

  • Anonymous

    My goal was to have fun with enjoyable time on the river. I enjoyed the rivers and it was nice to get on some new sections. I really liked the descriptions of the local crops and spoting animals, It’s always nice to see and learn new things. The whole trip was such an awesome experience.

  • Anonymous

    We were looking for paddling new rivers and old ones with good friends and great guides. We spent great our time with Fraser at Sarapiqui and the jungle camp. Incredibly nice personal touch to have the ownership involved. Thanks again :) Walter talked a lot about Costa Rican culture, plants, animals and food. He is very knowledged. Deivis was terrific Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful…. Just the best Thank you for the pillows for the jungle camp, huge upgrade Amazing trip. Im glad we came back and we’ll return again. Thanks a lot to Fraser, Jane and the whole Team. PURA VIDA

  • Anonymous

    We were looking for a relaxing and exciting week. This was absolutely met. The days on the river were great and there was plenty of non-paddling time. Both Steph and Arturo are knowledgeable about the Costa Rican environment. We learned about trees, birds, culture, history and much more. We thank you all

  • Anonymous

    I really wanted to see a lot from Costa Rica, and I found it It is not the same traveling with this guys than traveling with any other company, they are amazing. Dont like to take group tours but this was actually perfect. The guides were very entertaining. A lot of knowledge the areas we went to and they had time for explaining about everything. All of our guides were incredible and they may be the greatest commodists. I have absolutely nothing to recommend, everything was fine

  • Anonymous

    Goal was to spend as much time as possible in “Adventure Mode” and that accomplished at all. Super safe and extremely fun. Great time in great outdoors was afforded trough our fantastic guides + the beauty of costa Rica. Danny, Deivis and Diego were excellent. They know very well local customs, places and how to use their natural resources. I trusted their expertise on the water and elsewhere. Guides did an awesome job.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Jane, The trip was absolutely wonderful We had the time of our lives Both Jason and I truly enjoyed our stay in Costa Rica and are definitely planning to be back sometime. We have yet to actually upload pictures to our computer, but as soon as I do, I will send some your way. We actually didn’t get as many photos as I had expected because many of the activities weren’t really permissive to having cameras or we were just having so much fun we forgot The highlight of the trip, I think, was getting to see so much of the wildlife and having it be right outside of our hotel’s door or balcony. Having a cup of Costa Rican coffee in the morning on our balcony and watching the wildlife was something I loved about our stay. Simply mind blowing to me to see monkeys, tucans, parrots and iguanas in the wild. I also fell in love with the Costa Rican’s attitude towards all things living. It seems they have a great amount of respect for life. As for specifics, this trip could not have been planned any better- thank you The format was perfect, starting with some adventure/thrill seeking activities and ending with a truly relaxing and peaceful stay by the beach. Everything went off without a hitch. Jason and I both felt like everything was very well communicated and planned. We also felt that the places we were staying were safe. I wasn’t sure what to expect coming to Costa Rica, but at no point when we were there was I concerned about our safety or belongings. The people at the hotels were extremely helpful and friendly and seemed to be genuinely concerned about making sure we were comfortable and happy. We LOVED the hot springs in La Fortuna Both at Tabacon and at our hotel. It was so relaxing to come back to the hotel after a day of adventuring, grab something to eat and then relax in the hot springs with a cocktail or beer. Simply heavenly The excursions were wonderful as well Zip lining was terrifying and amazing at the same time and the hike through the forest afterwards was great and very informative. We also loved the white water rafting Definitely the highest class of rapids we’ve ever been on. The guides were very entertaining as well Stand up paddle boarding in Samara was wonderfully relaxing, too. I’m so glad that we were fortunate enough to experience some of these things Thanks for everything I will definitely be recommending you to friends and family Dana and Jason, Baltimore, MD. USA