The Rios Lodge, nestled on the banks of the Pacuare River, is the perfect escape from your everyday modern routine. Here you are surrounded by the beauty and splendor of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforest, all while enjoying comfortable rooms overlooking the river, private baths, in-room electricity, lighted walkways at night, and sumptuous tropical meals and beverages, including our signature Sangria and robust Costa Rican coffee. Sustainably built using reclaimed wood and totally off the grid with hydroelectric power, our ecolodge is an award-winning model of positive ecotourism.
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Rios Tropicales Lodge Reopens as Rios Lodge with New Stewards
Upper: Ages 6+, Lower: Ages 12+
Raft In or Hike In Only
How to get to Rios Lodge
Getting here is an adventure! The Rios Lodge is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, on a private rainforest reserve of 1,000 hectares in Limon Province. The lodge sits right beside the pristine Pacuare River and immediately upstream of the beginning of the renowned Pacuare Gorge white water section. There is no vehicle access to the lodge. All guests, staff, and supplies get to the lodge either by raft or by hiking in on foot. Guests can raft into the lodge on the gentler river section, and hike out to avoid the bigger whitewater below the lodge. This is perfect for families with participants too young to raft the lower Pacuare section. Learn more in our FAQ.
Enjoy the lodge and white water rafting on the stunning Pacuare River. Stay for 1 night or 4, and raft out on your last day through Pacuare Gorge. We work with an expert preferred partner for rafting trips.
Hike into the lodge if white water rafting isn’t your thing. It’s a mile hike down to the Pacuare River from the community of El Tigre on a well-maintained rainforest trail.
Discover the Rios Lodge Difference
Rios Lodge is much more than a great place to stay for a cool Costa Rica adventure vacation! We have sustainability and conservation at the forefront of everything we do. Our mission is to expand conservation partnerships and projects in the Pacuare River Basin, while being regenerative stewards here at the Lodge. We are supporting science projects in the primary rainforest properties, helping to reforest secondary rainforest pasture land, and are developing biodiversity metrics to steward the conservation legacy of Rafael (Rafa) Gallo in the Pacuare River watershed since 1985.
what our customers are saying
” Yes, it’s isolated which is all part of lodge’s endearing charm. You can choose to join the guides on their conducted forest walks, including bathing in rock pools, or do your own thing on the local trails.”
“Stayed here with my G adventures group. SO MUCH FUN! It was my most favourite thing to do and I also did canyoning, zip wiring, mountain biking and other stuff. The raft guys are also the chefs and work so hard to prepare varied, delicious meals. So impressed and stunning setting too. Go go go!!”
“The ability to have functioning binoculars was of utmost importance as our trip was primarily birdwatching. One of the highlights for us was the Sunbitterns as they foraged along the river’s edge right in front of the lodge.”
“The lodge was beautiful and really comfortable. We had so much fun and loved this part of the trip the most. Would 1000% recommend this if you are going to Costa Rica.”