What We Offer
Tour Costa Rica we understand how important it is to interact with nature to experience a deeper and truer appreciation for life. Founded in 1986, we specialize in white-water rafting, mountain biking and hiking tours, and own and operate the Pacuare Lodge, located in the jungle near the Pacuare River. We are fully licensed by the Costa Rican Tourist Board. Whether it's a one-day tour or a two-week expedition, we can arrange all facets of your Costa Rica vacation: hotel reservations, transportation, tours and outdoor activities. The adventures we offer provide visitors with an opportunity to experience the rich tropical biodiversity of Costa Rica while enriching their own lives. On these outings, adventurers will rediscover a respect for our natural surroundings.
Our Professional Staff
A spirit of adventure and true concern for the environment are just two of the driving forces of our staff. Our bilingual guides embody this spirit of adventure and demonstrate their concern for our precious environment on every trip to the wilds of Costa Rica's tropical rain forests, pristine beaches and beautiful rivers. They are some of the best in the field, highly experienced, professional guides who are certified in first aid, CPR and swift-water rescue training. Many of our guides have additional certifications such as wilderness first aid and wilderness first responder. Our professional office staff can develop custom programs and itineraries to meet the needs of the most demanding clients, whether couples or larger groups, offering each person a custom-made Costa Rica vacation.
Prisci joined our reservations/operations team in November 2007. Apart from being a passionate runner, she loves going to the beach, traveling, and hanging out with her dog Toño. As our Sustainable Coordinator, she´s always with some social - environmental project in hands, and will try her best to keep the Pacuare River safe and well as it is. You can also find her at the lodge as the Resident Manager in shift, and as you can imagine she is very knowledgeable of the property, services and logistics.
Priscilla worked on the Costa Rican Tourism Chamber and also participated in the organization of tourism expositions in Costa Rica.
With 15 years’ experience in tourism, Alvaro knows well every corner of Costa Rica and is ready to create the perfect itinerary for your vacation. From a young age he became interested in the nature and diversity that presents this beautiful country in each area, so he decided to study Geography at the University.
He likes to spend most of his free time with his daughter of 13 years old, is also passionate about soccer and is a faithful follower of our National Team.
Alvaro has worked in the best online agencies in the country and also has experience in handling groups, wholesalers and of course custom packages.
With an itinerant life between the city and the countryside , and as the daughter of founder and co-owner Roberto Fernandez, Natalia was born and raised in Turrialba one of Costa Rica´s most adventurous and scenic towns . During her college years she worked for Aventuras Naturales where she gain experience and knowledge and having recently acquired a degree in Business administration have proven to be just the right ingredients for success.
Although with a limited experience in the field and being the youngest and newest addition to the Aventuras team, Natalia has quickly proven to be an invaluable asset due to her great interpersonal abilities, problem solving capabilities and utter dedication to her job.
On her spare time, Natalia is known to be a fitness junkie and enjoys running, Pilates and functional training.
More Than Tourism
We believe responsible tourism should benefit and respect local communities. Our Community Support Program works directly with the people and institutions in communities near the Pacuare River put-in and our lodge. Infrastructure in these isolated areas is scarce and poorly maintained by the government. A percentage of each reservation made by Internet is donated directly to the three primary schools located along the Pacuare River between Tres Equis and Siquirres. We also accept donations for the schools, which are transferred in their entirety (no administrative or other fees are deducted) to the school boards, who use the funds for much-needed materials and student services. For larger donations by people going on one of our overnight Pacuare trips, we will arrange a personal visit on horseback to the Bajo del Tigre School to meet the teacher and schoolchildren. With us, your Costa Rica vacation actually helps give back to the community.
In Harmony with Nature
The Pacuare Lodge was built with a minimum impact on the river and rainforest site where it is located, and is accessible only by boat or helicopter. Lanterns and candles provide light, as there is no electricity at the lodge. No trees were cut to build the bungalows and main lodge. Lumber was purchased from a sustainable reforestation project operated by small farmers. The roofs are made from palm leaves installed by Cabecar Indians living in the area, using their traditional style. Near the lodge we have purchased nearly 30 hectares of primary rain forest that was in danger of being cleared. Because our goal is to preserve this untouched virgin forest, no visitors are allowed in this area.
There is only one way to enjoy your Costa Rica vacation: safely. Safety is our primary concern, and we spare no effort to provide the highest quality, most enjoyable experience possible. Our excellent track record reflects this profound concern for the safety of our guests. We are affiliated with Swissraft, the largest adventure tour operator in Europe, and back our tours with years of experience working with a variety of clients. Our bilingual guides instruct guests on all safety measures before each trip, and a fully stocked first aid kit is available at all times. Tour Costa Rica reserves the right to cancel any trip or change rafting trips to an alternative river or section because of weather, unsafe water conditions or any other circumstances that could endanger the safety of our guests and guides. In case of a total cancellation, Tour Costa Rica will give a full refund.
Tour Costa Rica provides transportation from San José to tour starting points in luxury, late-model minibuses with air conditioning. Professional drivers ensure an efficient, punctual and safe journey. Tour Costa Rica provides transportation from San José to tour starting points in luxury, late-model minibuses with air conditioning. Professional drivers ensure an efficient, punctual and safe journey.