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Desafio Adventure Company

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Desafio Adventure Company is considered the pioneering tour outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano since 1992. Desafio offers high-quality rafting, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, unique cultural experiences, transfer with tour services, incentive programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. We only have two rules: 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, Playa Samara and now Leon, Nicaragua! Desafio is family-owned and operated and your "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel in Costa Rica and beyond!
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went canyoning with our Desafio guides it was great! We hiked down the river, and rappelled down 3 waterfalls:)

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great company. Safety and Fun is their moto. I will definitely use Desafío on any trips to Costa Rica. On time, friendly, full of details on excursions and really passionate about teaching you about Costa Rica!

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed adventurous rafting with fun and knowledgale guide guy. Highly recommend for all travellers who are looking to enjoy their time in Costa Rica. Exciting, professional and nice staff. And icing on top was amazing delicious food at the fotos restaurant.

Thank Ray A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun. It was my first time and I was a lil nervous going into it but the crew have a safety presentation that calmed and excited me. I felt prepared before going in and I had an incredible time. The view was so...More

1  Thank Clifford W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guys working with this company are amazing. High energy and great guides and knowledgeable. I wouldn't necessarily do the cayoneering/rappelling trip because it's not a true rappelling unless you're not experienced. You rappel about 1/3-1/2 the way and then zip line down because they're...More

1  Thank avang4571
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Waterfall jumping was cancelled due to safety issues from tropical storm Nate. Did lost canyon tour instead. Was awesome! People friendly. Food was great. Tour was thrilling:)

1  Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did canyoneering with lunch and transportation from La Fortuna to San Jose included. We rappelled, hiked, jumped into pools, and did a more exciting version of ziplining where you zip backwards on a rope down the canyon. The guides were very nice, and the...More

1  Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour. I can recommend. The team was right on time, professional, all was adjusted and safe, good explaintion.

Thank Orit I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did this after another couple that we met recommended it. I am so glad we did it. Is was awesome to rappel down the waterfalls and to explore and learn about the nature of the area. My wife was a little...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the canyoneering tour looking for a little more adventure than the usual zip lining or tubing, etc. We had a really good time but we were hoping for something more difficult. Liked our guide David.

Thank Liliana A
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9 October 2017|
Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi KatStam - Nice to hear from you. We often visit the Rainforest Chocolate Tour, but there are a few other venues. For example, Don Juan Coffee and Chocolate has a farm nearby and Finca Luna Nueva has a fantastic biodynamic... More
1 September 2017|
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Response from chell122267 | Reviewed this property |
booking the rafting? it was never fearful and we all wore life vests. the rapids were strong enough to carry us but didn't seem dangerous.