From the beginning...
All the idea started at the end of 2001. After working together as Rios Tropicales Adventure guides, Arturo Oropeza and Leonardo Vazquez started thinking about their own adventure outfitter. It was an overnight trip in the General River that catapulted H2O Adventures. By June 2002, we were located in Manuel Antonio, Quepos and the 3rd. founding member, Roland Cervilla joined the team. He helped develop the trips we now share with you. His knowledge of the local rivers and his organic farm made our trips more than a rafting trip, they truly became a learning experience even before you get wet!!
We came with new ideas. We pioneered an overnight tour on the Savegre River, we started running commercial trips in Chorro Section of the Naranjo River. Nowadays Chorro is the most seek section of whitewater in Costa Rica during the summer months.
The company started with two rafts and the help of friends and colleagues who worked very hard to set up the guidelines and logistics that make our trips an unforgettable experience and a highlight on your vacation.
After years of working together, we noticed that our interests and priorities were growing on different paths. First Roland in 2004 and then Arturo in 2010, sold there shares and moved on to new and challenging projects.
After Covid, we re-open with a new philosophy. We will specialized on private trips. We want you to enjoy every second of your vacation with personalized attention.
Leonardo Vazquez “Lewandoski”. Leo started guiding in Costa Rica in 1992. As a river guide and kayaker, he became a world traveler and has guided in more than ten different countries around the world.
Leo is always developing ideas for new trips and adventures to share with you. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica in December 4, 1972.
He has a Masters degree in Natural Resources Management and has lived in Quepos, Costa Rica since H2O Adventures was established. He became a IRF (International Rafting Federation) instructor on 2013 and is planning to start teaching future generations.
Cara is a world traveler. Early in her life she was lucky enough to live in Asia, travel around Africa and backpack through Europe. Later on, she worked for Backroads, an Active Travel Company that took her to South America and Costa Rica.
Cara was born in West Virginia, United States on May 21st. 1976. She has a degree on Marketing from George Washington University and she moved to Quepos in 2007. Cara and Leo met on the river, fell in love and got married November 2009.