We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Desafio Adventure Company

| Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
More Info
and up
Costa Rica Gravity Falls Canyoning Adventure from La Fortuna
More Info
and up
Sarapiquí River Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“mambo combo” (159 reviews)
“lost canyon” (116 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
Write a Review
Reviews (3,015)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 3,015 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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...More

Thank fishergirl08
Reviewed 3 days ago 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...More

Thank Dman303
Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank Natasha Z
Reviewed 5 days ago 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...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 6 days ago 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...More

Thank sarahwood65
Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

Thank Kelly B
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!

Thank J.B L
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.

Thank Randi W
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...More

Thank Aleyda H
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.

Thank CDBWashington
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Tierra Mia
192 reviews
.08 miles away
Chifa La Familia Feliz
701 reviews
.05 miles away
Inspira Cafe Restaurante
460 reviews
.08 miles away
Soda La Hormiga
373 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Bill Beard's Costa Rica
49 reviews
.16 miles away
Wave Expeditions
1,609 reviews
.10 miles away
Costa Rica Descents
840 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Alexa A
Hi, do you have packages that inlcude accomodations or reccommend hotels? Thanks, Alexa
March 25, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
Hello! My fiance and I are very interested in doing the canyoning tour. We will be staying at Secrets Papagayo. Will the transportation pick us up from here? How long of a drive is it to the tour location? Thanks!
August 26, 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
Hello, we are planning a trip to CR July 1st thru July 6th. We are worried about the weather. However, we would like to book some of your tours. My question is if we book a tour on a certain day & the weather is bad can we reschedule to another date or do we get our money refunded. The other question is we are interested in the baldi springs & the Arenal hot springs. What is the difference? Thank you
June 13, 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The weather is unpredictable! Raining season starts this month! I will say to enjoy your vacation even if it is raining! We did tubing, ATV, arenal volcano hiking, tabbacon hot springs in raining days ! And it was fun... More