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Desafio Adventure Company

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Desafio Adventure Company is considered the pioneering tour outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano since 1992. Desafio offers high-quality rafting, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, unique cultural experiences, transfer with tour services, incentive programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. We only have two rules: 1) Be Safe! and 2) Have Serious Fun! Look for Desafio in Downtown La Fortuna near the Arenal Volcano or take the Desafio Adventure Connections to the Monteverde, Guanacaste, San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Playa Samara and now Leon, Nicaragua! Desafio is family-owned and operated and your "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel in Costa Rica and beyond!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fantastic experience. Lovely lunch before we started. The water was high which made the rapids more exciting! Got some great pics too from the company. The time on the water was just right. Saw lots of birds & the guide was great.

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Thank Jesse M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got home from a trip to Costa Rica and booked all of our transportation and ask of our adventure tours with desafio. They were 100%reliable and 100%fun. The guides made every tour fun and memorable. Can't wait to return and would recommend desafio...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed every tour we had booked through Desafio! All of the guides made the tours fun and I felt safe! I’m a big chicken but my husband loves adventure so we booked a few tours through Desafio for our honeymoon. We did the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to La Fortuna with my Girlfriend. We did 2 of the activities they offer. The Lost Canyon and Rafting at the Balsa River. Great and friendly staff, great transportation, great meals and awesome adventure! I will totally recommend this to my family and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently completed a customized Pure Adrenaline through Desafio which consisted of Gravity Falls, Peddle Paddle Tour, Whitewater Rafting, Ziplining, and Kayaking and Snorkeling. Everything done by Desafio was top notch, 100%, A+++, from Greg who months ago help me plan and coordinate my entire...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Desafio thru the regional travel agent who planned our entire trip. We did 1-2 activities thru Desafio each day. River rafting, hiking, mountain biking, a cooking class and even a visit to a chocolate farm where we made chocolate. Desafio is reliable, well-managed,...More

Thank Russelldevans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went rafting on the Sarapiqui river (class III - IV) with Desafio. Everything was perfectly arranged. All material was well maintained and there were 2 people in kajaks who accompanied us for safety and pictures. Half way there is a stop with fresh fruit...More

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KatStam
10 October 2017|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi KatStam - Nice to hear from you. We often visit the Rainforest Chocolate Tour, but there are a few other venues. For example, Don Juan Coffee and Chocolate has a farm nearby and Finca Luna Nueva has a fantastic biodynamic... More
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TenilleM20
2 September 2017|
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Response from chell122267 | Reviewed this property |
booking the rafting? it was never fearful and we all wore life vests. the rapids were strong enough to carry us but didn't seem dangerous.
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