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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
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+506 2479 0020
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Arenal + Baldi Hot Springs with dinner

First, I have to say that our tour guide, Walter, was excellent. He was very friendly and had a lot of great info to share. This tour started with a hike to a viewpoint of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fallston, Maryland
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Fallston, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, I have to say that our tour guide, Walter, was excellent. He was very friendly and had a lot of great info to share. This tour started with a hike to a viewpoint of Arenal. We saw some wildlife along the way but the highlight was the view at the end. The hike is flat and easy, but the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

my first time rafting, firstly, monitors had great english, very professional, gave great instruction, safety kayak in the water keeping an eye in case anyone fell out, nobody did, there were 4 groups going down at the same time, stopped half way to have pineappple and watermelon, really loved the experience, exciting without being too scary, got drenched so many... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the Mambo Combo consisting of Canyoning and white water rafting. We easily booked the trip at the downtown location. They picked us up right from our hotel and from the moment on we had an absolutely amazing day. It started with canyoning bright and early in the morning. It was such a thrill rappelling down 4 sites with... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived to Arenal on boat to do a bike tour for the last leg. It was great, two hours of cycling around the lake. The staff were excellent. :)

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Thank Katie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Their Mambo Combo Tour (Rappelling and White Water Rafting - Class II/III) was by far the best tour we have ever experienced. We enjoyed two fairly intense activities without sacrificing time or quality. Desafio's primary focus is safety - I had no trouble rappelling down the waterfalls within their designated reserve, even though I'm much older than 20! Our White... More 

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Romeo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Must ask for Jonathan Morales! Top experienced tour guide very professional and safe- this was the highlight of our experience to Costa Rica-exciting rafting my first time.... out of shape 57 year old and was able to handle the challenge! I will do it again when I return. They served fresh sliced fruit on the side of the river-later a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This company does a good job of orienting you to the different services they offer. Our group went in to watch some videos of the various activities, which was very helpful in aiding my decision. I picked the Cano Negro boat tour (which was SO worth it - we saw an albino howler monkey who had been banished from his... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great group of people to work with, from the reservations person to the river guides! Professional but fun at the same time. Will absolutely book another adventure with Desafio when I go to Costa Rica next time.

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Fox Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 went white water rafting December 27th, 2017 on the Sarapiqui River. We were picked up at Las Brisas hotel by Jorge and his driver for the 2 hour trip to the Sarapaqui. When we arrived we were lucky enough to have Jorge as our leader in our boat. We were a family of 4 with my... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have never done rafting, so it was super exciting for my friends and I. The only thing that really bothered us was the fact they split up our group. We had 6 people in our group which fits perfectly in one raft. But they decided to split us up 3 & 3 with other random people because they said... More 

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