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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

I did two adventures with this company and they were both excellent. I first did kayaking in lake arenal with Gonzales, Hansel and Wilson and it was a lovely morning paddling on a beautiful lake in great company. I also did the canyoneering which was...More

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Marcos is the best guide ever. We had DeSafio for our connection trip from Arenal to Guanacaste. On our fun journey with the driver Roy we stopped at the volcano Tenorio and visited Rio Celeste. Marcos' english is phenomenal, he was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Our first day in Costa Rica was amazing!! We did whitewater rafting with desafio and had Adan as our guide! He was so perfect - knowledgeable, funny, & an all around cool guy. Adan even showed us these incredible hot springs after our tour ended,...More

Thank MarkieRae
Reviewed 19 May 2015

One day we did zip lining and were so pleased with the service and the careful attention to safety details. The guides were excellent. The second day we did the horseback riding to Fortuna Falls, and again the guide was outstanding. They ensured our safety...More

Thank SunnieOoltewah
Reviewed 14 May 2015

When La Fortuna entered our CR plans, I flipped through through the activities available for booking and I immediately knew I wanted to do canyoneering and rafting... and fortunately, Desafio Adventures had the Mambo Combo package! It was a full day worth of activities and...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We did an all day combo trip - Rain forest hike, La Fortuna waterfall and volcano hike. It was great, one of my best vacation days ever. We saw a ton of new birds & plants, frogs snakes, spiders, monkeys, etc., etc. Our guide, Hansel,...More

Thank Pete T
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We loved this trip. It rained almost the whole morning we were there, but that did not spoil the excitement and fun of canyoning, rapelling, and hiking with the guides on our tour. They were professional, fun-loving and really made an effort to make each...More

Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Amazing experience. Very organized and safe. Entire experience was great and a ton of fun! Highly recommend!

Thank Akodiakb
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

We did the extreme hike up the volcano in a group. It was tough going to get to the top in difficult conditions. We were given the option to then go down to the lagoon in the crater. The descent was so difficult. We were...More

Thank MichaelLSpain
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We did a short hike with Andres to the nearest point to the Volcano. Andres was friendly and knowledgeable and explained about the Volcano and wildlife. He even spotted 2 toucans along the way. On the way to the hot springs Andres and our friendly...More

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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.