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Address: | Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+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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Highly reputable tour company with excellent vendors!

We used this outfitter to arrange our zip lining tour, our hanging bridges tour, and our canyoneering tour. My daughter and I were so overwhelmed with the beauty of the area, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
laryan0616
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We used this outfitter to arrange our zip lining tour, our hanging bridges tour, and our canyoneering tour. My daughter and I were so overwhelmed with the beauty of the area, the friendliness of the guides, and have made some incredible memories thanks to the outstanding, friendly, and ethical practices of this outfitter! We are over the moon happy with... More 

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DesafioAdventures, Owner at Desafio Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hola larayan0616, What a wonderful review. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you and your daughter here! Pura vida! Suresh and Christine Krishnan, owners Desafio Adventure Company More 

Halifax
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked 3 tours through this company. From the knowledgeable staff at the office, to the professional bus drivers and tour guides, we highly recommend Desafio. The tours were great and the pick up/drop off service was convenient and on time. Thank you for making our stay in La Fortuna a memorable one!

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Thank eurekepaprike
San Diego, United States
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did several adventures with this company: National Park, Zip line and hanging bridges, white water rafting, a chocolate plantation and an adventure from La Fortuna to San Jose-Doka Coffee Plantation and La Paz Waterfalls. We loved every guide. They were knowledgable and pleasant. Everyone of them spoke good English and they were on time for the pick up-EVERY time.... More 

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Thank Miriam C
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked 3 excursions with this company. Always on time. No complaints. Very professional. Would highly recommend them.

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Thank Denise B
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went ziplining, and did the mambo combo(canyoneering and white water rafting) with Desafio. Had an excellent time on all 3. They provide lockers and towels at all locations. All guides speak above average to great English. Only minor criticism would be that the pick up times they give you are very approximate as they were late picking me up both... More 

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Thank Taylor M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the Mambo Combo tour with them,this included canyoneering and white river rafting. The tour was great and the guides knew what they were doing. A bit of the pricey side but we'll worth it. The bad review comes from getting my gopro 4 stolen. After Canyoneering we were guided to the wrong bus and told to get on another... More 

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DesafioAdventures, Owner at Desafio Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hello Guillermo, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are very sorry about your missing camera and I can totally understand that "sorry" isn't much compensation for the priceless footage you lost. From what I can tell, our Receptionists were caught a little off guard since they were not informed by the guide of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the half day Rio Balsa White Water rafting tour. Our guide Mario was great - picking us up at our hotel, telling us about the landscape as we made it down to the river. Once at the river, they had decent places to change, provided us with our helmets and life jackets, and ran us through... More 

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Thank Michael L
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are glad that we chose Desafio water rafting. It was truly amazing experience for my family! It was first time for my kids (10 and 14) and me, but we had so much fun! Our boat guide, Carlos, was just amazing and very knowledgeable. We definitely recommend him and Desafio for water rafting activity!

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Thank redpretz
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a cool adventure with some adrenaline. Canyoneering made that happen, it was a blast ! Thanks to Cesar and Onel and the rest of the crew. Highly recommend if you want to do things on your adventure rather than site seeing. Pictures cost only $25.

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Thank Mike K
Phoenix, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Costa Rica we went on a rafting and hanging bridge tour with this company. Rafting was very fun and we were well informed of the safety guidelines. Our guide Jorge did an excellent job of keeping us in line. He knew every spot of the river and while wanted to keep us safe ensured we had fun as... More 

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