Pura Vida Expeditions will take you to some of the wildest and most remote places in Costa Rica.

Using rivers as transportation allows us to reach wonderful places beyond the boundaries of normal travel. We promote human power in natural environments.

As professionals in adventure travel for over 18 years we bring educational insights, enthusiasm for adventure, and authentic “Pura Vida” experience, all in one small boutique adventure travel company.

Company History: Our guides have led trips around the world. This international experience has taught us the difference between a good trip and a truly exceptional one. From multi day rafting expeditions in the tropics and the arctic, high altitude trekking trips in Africa, multisport trips in Asia, to family vacations and honeymoon getaways, we have organized and led a variety of clients around the world. Some of the countries where we’ve led trips include: Canada, US, Costa Rica, Perú, Ecuador, Galapagos, Chile, Argentina, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Bhutan and Nepal.

Our company’s leader, Jorge Esquivel, was playing in the Turrubares river waters before he could walk or even talk. This was the starting point of an intense career in furious waters that has taken him to more than 130 respected rivers in the world.  A natural leader, a loyal and joyful friend, and an asset for groups traveling to the wild places of the planet, Jorge is oriented towards adventure in the outdoors, always prepared for the worst, but delivering the best to his clients.Outside travel awards

Nominated “Best White Water Guide” in 2014 by Outside Magazine!
Our Clients: Our target clientele is mainly North Americans seeking adventure travel in a foreign country, people that want to break away from the daily routine, step out of their comfort zone, and renew themselves. By immersing in mother nature, away from cell phones, e-mail and civilization, we are able to provide such experience for our guests.

Operations: We run every trip that we offer, therefore we control the quality and safety of our expeditions.  We offer airport to airport service, we take care of every detail so you don’t have to. Our goal is to take you off Costa Rica’s beaten path, visiting some of the wildest and most remote places in the country.

We start getting to know our clients on our first contact.  After looking at some sample itineraries, we will work together with you to customize your trip specifically to your needs, intentions and abilities, taking into consideration also vacation dates in order to provide a tailor-made adventure. Since 2005 we have yet to run the same trip twice!