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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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Must experience whilst in Arenal!

We signed up for White Water Rafting with Desafio. They came to pick us up at the hotel . Very charismatic guy called Jonathan welcomed us and informed that we were collecting... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We signed up for White Water Rafting with Desafio. They came to pick us up at the hotel . Very charismatic guy called Jonathan welcomed us and informed that we were collecting other participants on route . When we were all on the mini bus he asked as all to introduce ourselves . It was done in a fun way... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went out with DeSafio tours after the heavy rains from hurricane Otto. The upper part of the rapids were closed bcs the water was so high. So no class 3-4 but the 2-3 rapids ended up being 3+ rapids in the 2nd section of the river which we did twice. Lots of laughs in our raft for sure! Rained the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked my travel to Costa Rica through a travel agency so I didn't really have much input on the adventure companies they hired for the various activities. Fortunately, for the rafting in La Fortuna, it was with Desafio. I was scheduled to go on the Class 3/Class 4 rapids but the rain caused the river to be too high.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Desafio were a great company to organise a few hours canyoning through. They showed us videos of the trip the night before and the price includes transportation, experienced guides and a huge lunch. We chose what time we wanted to start our trip and being so close to town cut down on travel time. We were shown how to guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my friend's and my first time canyoning and it was such a cool experience. The meet up was right in town (or they can pick you up from your hotel) and all of the guides were extremely nice. We'd definitely recommend it to anyone visiting La Fortuna!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time rafting the Tenorio with Desafio. Our guide Samuel was awesome!! I was a little nervous about rafting for the fist time and he totally had my back. I almost fell out of the raft on a rough bump, but he grabbed my vest just in time to save me. When we went over the big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from canyoneering the Lost River and I can''t get the smile off my face. Sure, some of the rappelling is intimidating, but the guides are really professional. Watch out for the tsunami😀. This company has a good vibe. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went from Canada on a 9 day trip to Costa Rica. We used GAdventure who apparently have a good business deal going with Desafio. We selected the accommodation and transportation. The rest of the trip was arranged on the spot which turned out cheaper in many cases. Everything was spot on. On time taxes and buses. Accommodation was good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its really a good adventure, it depends on the guide who takes you, our guide was excellent he explained a lot of things during the trip from our hotal to Sarapiqui and when we get on reay to start going down the river he was always trying to give us the best experience and he did!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found Desafio Adventure Company on TripAdvisor. The reviews were on point. We booked a day trip from San Jose to Arenal Volcano. The driver, Alex, drove safely and was very friendly. There was a little lack of communication on how we would get from one excursion to the next but that was a minor detail in the grand scheme... More 

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