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Address: | Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 0020
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Desafio Adventure Company is considered the top tour outfitter in Costa...

Desafio Adventure Company is considered the top tour outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano.

Desafio offers high-quality rafting tours, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, transfer with tour services, incentive programs, volunteer opportunities and much more.

There are only two rules to follow with Desafio:

1) Be Safe and 2) Have Serious Fun!

Look for Desafio in Downtown La Fortuna near the Arenal Volcano or take the Desafio Adventure Connections to the Monteverde, Guanacaste, San Jose, Manuel Antonio and Playa Samara!

Desafio is family-owned and operated and your "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel in Costa Rica and beyond!

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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
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Sarapiquí River Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

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This is the second time I booked my activities with Desafio, the first time was back in 2009. Hassle free, price was very reasonable, and the best aspect of it is the company... read more

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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the second time I booked my activities with Desafio, the first time was back in 2009. Hassle free, price was very reasonable, and the best aspect of it is the company staff- from the drivers to the guides, everyone was helpful, hospitable, kind and very warm! I didn't get everyone's names but here's a few I remember- Eliomar,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were signed up for Rio Balsa as this is closer to La Fortuna but the hydroelectric dam did not release enough water so the company rerouted us to Rio Sarapiqui. This was the river I really wanted to do anyways but I thought the drive would be too long. It turned out that our guides during the drive talked... More 

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Thank Dman303
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked Desafio for both transportation and excursions in La Fortuna and Monteverde. I was extremely impressed with their responsiveness and customer service. They were always early/on time for pick-up and everyone we interacted with was very friendly. I would highly recommend using this company for booking either transport or excursions when visiting Costa Rica.

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Thank Natasha Z
Cresson, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

David is a great guide. We did the adventurous Gravity Falls. Rappelling and jumping off cliffs into the water. An energetic day. Our group was 7 people which was a nice size for this adventure. I accidentally booked a private tour and once I realized my mistake they generously refunded my money. Great people

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Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This company's service was great.They were quick to respond to my questions when I was first inquiring about their service and prices Upon arriving at the airport, there was a very nice gentleman waiting for my husband and holding a sign. Our driver, Horacio, was great.I know lots of good places to stop for eating bathrooms, take pictures etc, and... More 

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Thank sarahwood65
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did a combo tour with Desafio, which included hanging bridges, Arenal volcano hike and La Fortuna Waterfall. The tour was excellent - our guide Josh was very knowledgeable and friendly. The lunch included was local Costa Rican food and really tasty - the best plantain we had all week. Desafio was also really helpful in helping us to secure... More 

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Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with this company. Guides were very attentive and fun to be with. Would recommend them highly. Jonathon Morales, our rafting guide was thoroughly professional and enjoyable. Shared his knowledge with much joy!

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Thank J.B L
Tampa, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the lost canyon trip. It was fun, exciting and beautiful. Would recommend if your an out doors adventure seeker. A must do when in Costa Rica.

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Thank Randi W
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time river rafting! Honestly, I was nervous. My son and husband had experience but I had none. Moises was our guide and he was WONDERFUL. We had a large group but they separated us into four rafts. We were lucky enough to have a raft for our family and had Moises all to ourselves. We saw sloths, beautiful... More 

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Thank Aleyda H
Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlos was our guide on April 20th, 2017 and we had a blast! A highlight of our 18 day trip to Costa Rica.

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