The accommodations on our excursions are among the best Costa Rica has to offer and are in keeping with the local ambiance. Uniquely ours is an exclusive, 85-acre private reserve on the Pacuare River where we’ve established a tropical tent camp, from which our adventurers can enjoy many of our extreme activities as well as the pristine, unspoiled beauty of the surrounding hills and valleys.
In 2005, our CRE team once again represented Costa Rica at the International Rafting Federation’s World Rafting Championships in Ecuador. Captain Manuel and the team faced the best rafting teams in the world and finished a very respectable 14th, beating notable teams from Europe, Asia, Central and South America.
In August 2003, our Costa Rica Extreme Team, the 2002 Costa Rican National White-water Champions, captained by our co-founder, Manuel Segura Amador, placed 10th in the world at the World Rafting Championships in the Czech Republic. Manuel was also a member of the 2000 National team and Captain of the 2001 National team. Under his direction and leadership the Team won the 2001 Latin American Championship, placed 5th overall at the 2001 Camel Whitewater GT in Zambia, Africa and placed 7th at the 2001 World Rafting Championships in West Virginia, USA.
Manuel (or “Big Water” as he is known in the rafting community) has to his credit several first descents on some of Costa Rica’s most challenging rapids. Before establishing himself as a leading rafter, Manuel was an accomplished mountain biking athlete with several National titles under his belt.
In addition to our rafting feats, in September 2002 another of our teams won the demanding Nicoya Adventure Race, beating fifteen other teams from all over Central and South America. This grueling overnight race consisted of sea kayaking, mountain biking, jungle navigation and hiking.
Our team of expert guides includes several other members of the National Whitewater Team, a member of the Swiss Rodeo Kayaking Team and some of the most experienced and best naturalists in Costa Rica. We have led successful excursions on several continents including South America, Europe, North America and Africa. All of our excursion personnel are CPR and Swift Water Rescue certified.
Our team of expert guides includes several other members of the National Whitewater Team, a member of the Costa Rican Rodeo Kayaking Team, and some of the most experienced naturalists in Costa Rica.
We have led successful excursions on several continents including South America, Europe, North America and Africa. All of our excursion personnel are CPR and Swift Water Rescue certified.
Costa Rica is on Central Time during winter months and on Mountain Time when the U.S. is in daylight savings time.
Don’t just take our word that “Costa Rica Extreme” excursions are the finest in the Costa Rican adventure travel industry, ask our past guests about their experience. Call or write about any of our itineraries and we’ll be happy to refer you to a guest who’s been there (and back) with us!
"Your guides are terrific...everything on the trip is going fantastic."− Luis A., San Diego, CA
"THANK YOU for the experience of a lifetime! We were so pleased and happy and totally tuckered out. It was more than we dreamed would be possible and we are now totally in love with Costa Rica! The Pacuare is absolutely breathtaking."− Veena S., La Crescenta, CA
"This is the most adventure I've had in my entire life!"− Charles D., Anaheim, CA
"Just wanted to say on behalf of the four of us how much we enjoyed the trip and to thank you for all the arrangements. Manuel was just wonderful to be with and helpful in every way. All four of us have lots to talk about and enjoyed all aspects of the trip."− Joel U., New York, NY
"We had such a great time in C.R.! Thanks sooooo much for everything!"− Joyce K., Altadena, CA
"First of all, we wanted to thank you so much for the amazing trip to Costa Rica. It was one of the best vacations we've ever had. We all loved it and we loved Manuel. He is the best guide in the whole world."− Robin & James, Pasadena, CA
"I was apprehensive at first, but as I learned to trust the guides, I became more confident and had the time of my life."− Elizabeth R., Atlanta, GA