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Desafio Adventure Company is the pioneering outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano founded in 1992. Desafio offers high-quality rafting, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, cooking...more
Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Meters West of the Central Park 100 | Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
All reviews mambo combo white water rafting the river la fortuna costa rica rio balsa wet clothes fruit a lot of fun waterfall repelling pineapple these guys felt safe san jose always on time pura vida class rapids
Did the 1/2 day SUP lessons on Lake Arenal ith Desafio in December 2018. It was off-season and kind of a cool blustery day, so we were the only ones on the tour plus the instructor and boat driver.
It was a great way to...More
I emailed them because I liked one of their tours but wanted to see about changing an activity. They emailed back with a personalized itinerary that included everything we wanted for our adventure honeymoon in Costa Rica. They took care of hotels, transport from city...More
The crew was fantastic. The experience was just challenging enough but not too difficult to make you worry about being able to do it. More fun and beautiful than I imagined. Right in the heart of the forest. It’s really something.
This was a great tour. We were picked up at our hotel at 8 and started out at the waterfall. Simply breathtaking and quite the workout there and back (lots of stairs). Then we went to a family farm that was so fun. Lots of...More
We were in Costa Rica for five days and all the activities we have used this company and we were extremely happy with the company the tour guides the activity the price and the food everything was just perfect perfect perfect perfect we can’t wait...More
We did a full day out with Desafio in Arenal Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs. Our guide Marcos was brilliant. There were only another couple and us with him and it was very fun! The bridges were very impressive to...More
Our group of 13 took their canyoning tour. They picked us up from our hotel in La Fortuna. We took a bus into the mountains and then transferred to a 4X4 vehicle to get to their basecamp. They have lockers for your dry clothes and...More
All the people who helped us were so friendly and truly cared about our safety first. They were so fun too! We all had a great time with all the instructors. You can see that they all truly loved what they do!
Booked a white water rafting excursion on the Balsa River. We were a family of four with two teenage kids. We were picked up right on time by one of their drivers and when we arrived all of the safety instructions were well explained. Our...More
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
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 organic chocolate farm, as well. Hope this helps!
i am a little confused about the two. Is Sky Trek just a tour or is it similar to Desafio Adventure Company. Still trying to decide which zipline and canyonning to take to adventurous girls (12 yrs old). Can anyone recommend the best zipline tour and canyonning tour? thanks
April 23, 2010|
Desafio and Skytrek are both tour operators and good ones. For me they are the best in the Arenal and Monteverde area. They will offer you what you are looking for. Skytrek for canopy tours desafio for everything else. Cheers Inca
Salt Lake City, Utah
Vacation packages (5 Replies)
My wife and I were interested in going to Costa Rica in early Jan for our 1 year anniversary. We are getting more and more adventurous every trip we go on so we were thinking about going with Desafio Adventure Company for our trip needs. Would it be smart to go with them for a whole vacation package for a 7-8 day trip? It looks like we can customize it and put in a relaxing day if we feel like we might be killing ourselves or something :) I did read a couple reviews on the hotels and it...More
August 03, 2010|
WELCOME to Costa Rica... Do not worry about your Spanish our English is not that good either...lets practice! Can you maybe tell us the name of your hotels...maybe then we can help you better! Desafio is a an Adventure company...maybe you can try to do the same on your own...you can save money sometimes...and buy some of the adventure tours offer by Desafio...in that way you can choose any hotel you like... Driving around is easy...do not woryy! Many tour companies to help...More
London, United Kingdom
Tour advance payments (7 Replies)
Hi, we are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers) travelling to Costa Rica in August. We have an itinerary from Desafio Adventure company which requests 50% payment up front and then 50% payment a month before we go. Is this normal practice in Costa Rica? Cheers, June n Mike
January 20, 2015|
Dear June and Mike.. It is a common practice…in this case DESAIOS is a well know company…just be sure to ask about cancellation policies…but with DESAFIO so far no problem…thank you for asking!! roadaddvsior