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Address: Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna | Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 0020
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Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter and...

Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter and considered Costa Rica's premier "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel. We offer high-quality rafting tours, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, horse riding, transfer services, conservation programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. We have two rules at Desafio: 1) Be Safe and 2) Have Serious Fun! Look for us near the Arenal Volcano with centers of operation in Monteverde, Tenorio/Guanacaste, San Jose and Playa Samara! Let us take you to the land of raging, tropical rivers, active volcanoes, deep, jungle canyons and isolated beaches!

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We had booked two weeks stay in Guanacaste with First Choice then later discovered that it was 3 - 4 hours drive from our hotel to places we wanted to visit in Monteverde and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had booked two weeks stay in Guanacaste with First Choice then later discovered that it was 3 - 4 hours drive from our hotel to places we wanted to visit in Monteverde and Arenal. Having decided that several day trip doing various excursions it would be better to try and book a tour. We contacted several excursion and tour... More 

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Albany, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was SO nervous about the idea of rappelling down a 200-foot waterfall that I almost cancelled my reservation, but the great staff at Desafio (including the delightful receptionist Kimberly) encouraged me and I decided to take the (literal) plunge. Our leaders were full of fun and humor, yet safety was their number one priority as they clearly explained the... More 

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Thank dreadpig
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 7:30 a.m. repelling tour in La Fortuna and lucked out...it was just the two of us on our tour and while it would've been an awesome adventure no matter what, being by ourselves was a great bonus. After a week traveling the country and experiencing so many things, we agreed that this was our favorite! The guides... More 

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Thank Mary R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Arenal and booked class 2-3 rafting through Desafio. They arrived at our hotel promptly and the guide, Marcos, was very friendly and gave us lots of facts on the way. We met the other teams there and Captain Jack Sparrow, Esteban, was our rafting guide. We have great fun on the river, enjoyed nature and had a nice... More 

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Thank Popi C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did white water rafting which was amazing! We had so much fun. The guides were really great, friendly, good humoured, and clearly know what they are doing. Felt safe at all times! Had the best experience and would recommend to anyone. Food at the end was also great! 5 STARS

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Thank Becky N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ruffting was booked threw COATI TOURS and it was great advanture .Everyone very proffesional .The only negative point was the lunch .The restaurant set it as a buffet means ... open to choose what you want and no limit for anything.They gave us hard time for getting more than ONE small peace of chicken ... I think it wasnt... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time with Desafio canyoneering! It was our first time doing it, and wanted to do it all again when we were done! You do get wet from head to toe, and if you have your own GoPro camera that is ideal - if not they have a photographer that will take your pictures for a small... More 

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Thank Merlot D
Ko Yao Yai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit intimidated about canyoning when we signed up for this adventure however our guides made us feel 100% secure! They were AMAZING!! The equipment was top notch & the scenery was positively breathtaking!! The entire experience was completely exhilarating & we would do it again in a heartbeat! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

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Thank Jenny H
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This company was recommended by our travel company and they were extremely professional. They offer a huge array of tours. Each was well explained. Their combo ones are great value and offer double the experience. Great office location and helpful staff.

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Thank Lee337337
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our white water experience was amazing! We went with a rather large group and everyone had a great time. Life preservers and helmets were provided, many helmets had GoPro mounts, which came in handy9more about that later). Water shoes were an advantage when we had the opportunity to float for 15 minutes with the current and have our fresh fruit... More 

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