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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 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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“lost canyon” (138 reviews)
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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 22 February 2015

I'm the Safety patrol among my friends. I always wear a seatbelt, I always wear a helmet (and reflectors, and multiple lights) when bicycling, and I always wear my PFD even when kayaking flat, shallow water. This adventure outfitter absolutely impressed me with their attention...More

Thank KatiPDX
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I can't recommend Desafio enough. This company gave us an amazing experience while we were in Costa Rica visiting the La Fortuna area. We did the combo day trip of zip lining and waterfall repelling. Both excursions were amazing. We started the day with the...More

Thank stephn29
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We did this tour on our first trip to Costa Rica in early February. Desafio was an excellent company. Our guides were fantastic! Their enthusiasm really made the experience great. I never questioned my safety. Rappelling down the waterfalls sounds more intimidating than it is....More

Thank Hiker_mom29
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Greg at Desafio was wonderful to work with, listening to our ideas and coming up with a great itinerary at a very reasonable cost--and I didn't have to do the work, even better! Greg reserved and arranged everything, and all we did was write a...More

Thank Judi B
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We did the Level II-III white water rafting down the Balsa River. Since this was our first time rafting we didn't know what to expect. The instructions were thorough and the guides took the extra time to make sure all of our gear was on...More

Thank DandKDum
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I pre-booked all but one of my transfers and adventure tours with Greg at Desafio. Greg was incredibly helpful and patient as I shifted and shaped our itinerary. Although slightly higher cost on some things, they showed up on time, we felt safe, and we...More

1  Thank Danielle19828
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Everyone with Desafio Adventure group was exceptional. True professionals and guides. Make sure not to wear anything that you do not want to turn the color of the water ( it will get stained). Great photo's and meal afterward.

1  Thank Greg m
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We had a great time with the guys at Desafio. We did a private 4 hour tour through the Lost Canyon. It was beautiful and fun. The description made it sound more intimidating than it was. The waterfall repel heights were accurate but the "free...More

Thank MinPin1
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I did the Mambo Combo tour - HIGHLY recommend! We were picked up from our hotel at 6:15 and took to the waterfall rappelling first. A bit intimidating with all the equipment, but such a fun/cool experience!! They take pictures for you and are available...More

Thank Lin P
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I booked my customized excursion with an online agent on their website. I was very impressed with how helpful everyone was. I booked the La Fortuna waterfall hike, Volcano rainforest hike, baldi hot springs + dinner, sky tram, trek, & walk excursions. They specified a...More

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9 August 2017|
Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hola CRN, Thank you very much for your question. I can imagine it's a little overwhelming to pick and choose activities and tour operators here in the Arenal Volcano area because there is just so much to do! Desafio... More
Alexa A
25 March 2017|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Alexa, Nice to hear from you! Yes, we help clients do their travel planning and since we are the direct operator of our tours and transport, we can pass on very affordable prices for our services and for our favorite... More
26 August 2016|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hola! Greetings from Desafio Adventure Company. It's going to be a pleasure for us to help you with your request. I see you guys are interested in doing our canyoning tour during your visit in Costa Rica, that's awesome! We... More