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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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Without a doubt, the rafting was one of the best trips I've ever done. We chose to do the Sarapiqui consisting of class 3/4 rapids. It was non stop from start to finish! What I... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Without a doubt, the rafting was one of the best trips I've ever done. We chose to do the Sarapiqui consisting of class 3/4 rapids. It was non stop from start to finish! What I felt really set this apart was the guides and support team. It was a longer drive to the launch point and we had a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All of Desafio's employees were very upbeat with a great attitude. They were prompt everywhere while driving my wife and me from San Jose to La Fortuna as well as La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio. We did rafting, canyoning, and a volcano hike with them. All were great. My wife and I had little to no experience in all activities... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about this company is a lesson in how to do tourism right! They picked us up in a comfy bus with wifi, drove us to the location, arranged for our sets of dry and clothes and valuables to be safely stored. Our guide, Jonathon, stressed safety in his in lesson. The equipment was in great condition. Even though I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Desafio Adventure Company exemplified professionalism in every way. We were assisted by David, who ensured constant communication was made along the way and helped us tremendously in booking our excursions. The prices were fair, and accommodations were made to our schedule when inclement weather was encountered. Book with Desafio Adventure Company for your next Costa Rica Trip!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I did the Lost Canyon tour and would highly recommend it! I've never been canyoning before and was very scared at first but ended up having a blast. I was impressed with the prompt pickup, and very friendly guides. When we got to the Desafio area we were fitting with gear for Canyoning and then they reviewed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my 13 year old daughter on the combo tour of Canyoning in the Lost Canyon as well as Rafting. It rained the whole day, which was not a problem as we were planning on getting wet. The Lost Canyon was great. Was slightly disappointed that there were only 4 platforms and the first one was about 15 feet. (The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I just did a rafting tour with Desafío. It was great fun and the tour guides are outstanding and knowledgeable. We booked another tour for tomorrow as well as our airport transfers. Would highly recommend this company for a great adventure while visiting CR.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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