HOMETOWN: Turrialba, Costa Rica
FAVORITE RIVER: Costa Rica’s Río Chirripó Pacífico
BIO: It’s all pura vida when Esteban Badilla’s guiding your raft with his calming Costa Rican style and big sense of adventure. Esteban has been raft guiding since 2010, and when he’s back in Costa Rica, he organizes adventure races and guides canopy, canyoneering, and rappelling trips. Esteban grew up on a farm with cows, chickens, and dogs, and now he’s trying to keep pace with his two young sons.