About Us

Situated on the banks of the breathtaking Sarapiqui River, in the heart of the Costa Rican forest, we offer unique adventures and charming lodging for an unforgettable combination of relaxation and exploration.

Let us help you turn your dream vacation into a reality by working with you to arrange adventures to suite your exclusive needs. From canopy and food tours to horseback riding, forest walks, and river rafting, Epic Adventure provides immeasurable ways for you explore what Costa Rica has to offer.

Whitewater rafting is our specialty. Our highly trained guides will take you on unforgettable adventures and teach you about the river and it’s surrounding eco-system while navigating your team through some of the most spectacular stretches of whitewater in the world.

Let us guide your journey with exceptional adventures in Costa Rica’s pristine forests and rivers!


Create memories of a lifetime by offering epic service and adventures in harmony with nature, making all of our clients feel like family.


Epic Adventure seeks to be the most unique adventure company and Eco-Lodge in Costa Rica offering unforgettable activities in one incredible location with a commitment with our community and to our environment.

Our Team

  • John Hopper
    John Hopper Owner

    Epic Adventure owner and founder, John Hopper, was born with a love for the outdoors, and has directed his passions to outdoor activities since he was a child. When John took his first trip to Costa Rica in 2013, he began looking for a way to combine his business experience with his passion for whitewater and outdoor adventure. When he returned a year later, he was given a tour of the Epic Property and a vision for all of what we could do there began to take shape.

    John has been in business for himself exclusively since the 1990s and is thrilled to combine his professional and personal passions to develop Epic Adventure into the premier outdoor adventure company that can offer every adventure, lodging, dining, and pampering need to our clients.

  • Angie Gonzalez
    Angie Gonzalez Sales and Adventure Director

    Angie has a degree in eco-tourism and has worked in the Costa Rican tourist industry for over 13 years. She has worked in reservations and sales management and administration with upscale hotels and one of the most prestigious whitewater company in Costa Rica and is excited to bring her experience to Epic Adventure and help build the premier adventure company. As Sales and Adventure Director, Angie is responsible for designing adventure and lodging experiences that will exceed expectations and leave customers raring to return for more epic experiences.

  • Verny Chavarría
    Verny Chavarría Operations Manager

    Outdoor adventure is in Verny Chavarrría’s blood. He grew up in a family of adventure racers and triathletes and became hooked on whitewater and eco-tourism in high school. He has been a raft guide since 2002 and has guided on over 16 sections of rivers across Costa Rica and the United States. Verny is a certified Wildness First Responder, Swift water rescuer, and Costa Rican naturalist guide. As the Epic Adventure Operations Manager, Verny

  • Gilberth Gomez
    Gilberth Gomez Operations Director

    Gilberth grew up in San Miguel on the Epic Property and knows the forest and land around Epic Adventure “better than his hand”. It was always Gilberth’s dream to see the land become something incredible and help local families by providing employment opportunities to the people of San Miguel. After spending 25 years managing a dance company, Gilberth returned full time to the area to develop the Epic Adventure property. He manages much of the day-to-day development and construction and is always there to help ensure clients have the best experience possible.

  • Roberto Acosta
    Roberto Acosta River and Naturalist Guide

    Roberto comes from a humble family of very hardworking parents. He is a lover of adrenaline and a passionate kayaker, who believes he has a real connection with the veins of the river. He likes nature and enjoy to share with people all the magical beauty Costa Rica has to offer.


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