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Jane and Fraser owners of Costa Rica RiosJane (New Zealand) and Fraser (Scotland) Tyrrell – owners of Costa Rica Rios, have a background of travel and adventure. Coming from different sides of the globe they both set out backpacking at a young age, travelling through the different continents until they eventually met by chance, while working in the Caribbean, at the turn of the century. Always looking for a life less ordinary, they found Costa Rica Rios and decided to head over to Costa Rica to check it out. After falling in love with the country and being totally inspired by the business they decided to make Costa Rica home. They continue providing fantastic trips and service, and are excited to expand the company so many more people can experience the magic of CR.

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Silvia Solano – General ManagerSilvia Solano – General Manager Silvia was born and raised in Turrialba Volcano’s outskirts, Santa Cruz. With over 10 years experience working in tourism in Costa Rica, Silvia shares a wealth of experience. Silvia studied tourism at university before moving on to gaining a business administration degree. Silvia has been with CRR for over four years, starting off in reservations, before making her way up to the position of General Manager, where she now oversees every aspect of the smooth running of the operation.


Daniel Bustos - Operations ManagerDaniel Bustos “Pelos” – Operations Manager
Daniel is a great lover of extreme sports. He was born and raised in a small town near Turrialba, Costa Rica. He comes from a large family that is dedicated mostly to agricultural activities. From an early age Daniel has been linked to rafting and kayaking and adventure capital of Costa Rica.Daniel started life at CRR as one of our most popular head guides before working his way through the ranks to become our Operations Manager. An incredible athlete, Daniel still somehow finds the energy to run his own gym outside of work with CRR.


Head Guide – ChamoHead Guide – Chamo
Chamo hails from Turrialba and has quickly become one of CRR’s favorite guides. Quick with a joke and high in energy he brings a wealth of guiding experience to our Week of Adventures and Week of Rivers tours. Chamo has been working in adventure tourism since 1992 and his skill set is second to none:

  • National Slalom Champion 1996
  • Expert in aerial activities with static and dynamic ropes
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Fully Bilingual (English & Spanish)
  • Expert Raft & Kayak Guide

On top of all that Chamo is our resident musician and salsa teacher!


Head Guide – AlejandroHead Guide – Alejandro
A Costa Rica Rios legend! Alejandro leads our trips with a sense of fun all whilst focusing on safety. In between his work with CRR, Alejandro has studied at the University of Costa Rica working towards his degree in business administration and marketing. In his own time, Alejandro loves hiking and mountain biking.

  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Fully Bilingual (English & Spanish)
  • Expert Raft & Kayak Guide


Head Guide – PabloHead Guide – Pablo
A family man, father to three adorable daughters, Pablo has somehow managed to find the time to turn himself into an incredible athlete. He’s competed in numerous multi-day adventure races, is an outstanding biker and you’ll often see him running the trails on his time off. Highly motivated, Pablo brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our trips.

  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Fully Bilingual (English & Spanish)
  • Expert Raft & Kayak Guide


Natalie MenesesNatalie Meneses. Natalie grew up in a small town in north Cartago, she has always enjoyed nature and outdoor activities, that’s why she decided to study Rural Tourism at high school. Currently, she is a Business Administration student and loves landscaping photography as a hobby, as well as sharing with her family and friends. Stunning with her smile, she will be always at the airport awaiting for your arrival at the tropics! Very friendly and “pura vida”, Natalie will be a perfect guide at your trip.


Jose Mario AchoyJose Mario Achoy. Jose is also a guy raised on a ‘Pacuare-lover’ family. Since he was a baby he was involved on the tourism ride. Passionate to politics and boxing, Jose is a Law student looking forward to support the town’s environmental development. He helps at CRR with social media managing, and next to Natalie, will always be outside the airport with the paddle!


Adriana ArayaAdriana Araya. As she says, a very good Turrialbeña. She lives in Sitio Mata, a rural place surrounded by nature, traditional customs and a warm family. She grew up learning all the farming tasks. She went to university and now is part of the team behind the scenes of the adventure! Adriana loves working at CRR because she feels everyone here as part of her family. Everything you’ll need during the trip, will be there thanks to Adriana’s race to the supermarket!


Reservations – SofiaReservations – Sofia
The newest member of our office team, Sofia has brought a real energy and dedication to her work. Born in Turrialba, Sofia is tasked with reservations and logistics. Welcome to the team!

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