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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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Costa Rica Gravity Falls Canyoning Adventure from La Fortuna

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Drove us around

They took us from SJO to quepos to arenal, 2 trips. Great drivers. Friendly, courteous and on time. Had Wi-Fi in the van, which worked sporadically but worked. Big van for our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York
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83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They took us from SJO to quepos to arenal, 2 trips. Great drivers. Friendly, courteous and on time. Had Wi-Fi in the van, which worked sporadically but worked. Big van for our trips. Flexible on stops for photos. Provided local insights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did the white water rafting on the Sarapiqui River and paddle boarding on Lake Arenal with them. Both were amazing! Highly recommend doing both. The guides were great. The experience was breath taking. I'd go again and again.

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Thank Art G
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience with really fun experienced staff - just ended too quickly. The sun shone, the water was clear and the rapids were just scary enough. The company was very well organised and I felt safe at all times.

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Thank yasminwebb
San Francisco
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked 2 combo tours through Desafio during our trip to Costa Rica. (That's pronounced Desa-Fio by the way, not De-Safio btw!) The combo tours seem to be combined tours between Desafio and other tour companies that they partner with. The Desafio components were a little higher quality than the "partner" companies, so if you have the time, it might be... More 

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Thank Jeffrey H
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gravity falls tour with Desafio was great! The crew was personable and knowledgable. They made the trip fun. The trip provides intense rappels and jumps but is still suitable for most. Highly recommended!

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somewhere
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264 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Desafio is a top notch tour and transport company and very reliable. We booked in person in La Fortuna but many others on our tour booked online without issues. They were always on time and courteous. Their prices are slightly higher than some of the other tour operators but you get what you pay for. Some tours they offer are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The title of the review is the same as the motto of Desafio and is very well suited to their activities. We went on the Gravity waterfalls tour where our guides were David, David and Joshua who were all a bundle of energy and fun but also very safe and considerate considering the nature of the activity. Safety is of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a tour with G adventures (also highly recommend using them!) and got to go on two excursions with Desafio, neither of which disappointed. White water rafting - Gorgeous views, the rapids are exciting but not so intense that it would be too strong for a beginner (I have been rafting several times before, but for everyone else in... More 

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Thank Christina P
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a gem of a company. We did the class 3/4 rapids and the Lost Canyon canyoneering-both were absolutely exhilarating and safe. The staff seemed to be having as much fun as we were!. Customer service was A-1, from the friendly drivers who pick you up from your hotel, to the guides, to the cooks for the included meals.... More 

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Thank Sandy B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience booking all of our excursions through Desafio, they even reserved our hotel for us for the 2 nights in La Fortuna. Gregg was super helpful and friendly throughout the entire booking process; he answered every question I had and then some. We did the Arenal Hanging Bridges, which was awesome! Sergio was an excellent tour... More 

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