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Desafio Adventure Company

| Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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USD 69.00*
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Desafio Adventure Company is considered the top tour outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano. Desafio offers high-quality rafting tours, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, transfer with tour services, incentive programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. There are only two rules to follow with Desafio: 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 and Playa Samara! Desafio is family-owned and operated and your "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel in Costa Rica and beyond!
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

My hubby and I took this tour in Jan 2015 when we stayed a few days in the Arenal area. Our Hotel recommended this company and I am so glad we trusted them! The facilities were great, everyone was extremely friendly and professional. We have...More

Thank MSpahn
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We organized our whole twelve day Costa Rica trip through Desafio. Excellent service and suggestions and follow-up to all our questions. We dealt with a lady named Tui; she was very helpful; called us as many times as needed in the US to prepare for...More

Thank Jean Yves M
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Great company to work with. The guides were fun, energetic, knowledgeable, and made me feel very safe. The drivers were also safe and secure with our bags as well as driving around. We had an amazing time with white water rafting and rio Celeste. I'm...More

Thank Girlwholuvs2travel
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Desafio Adventure Company Re: Staff Typically, I wouldn’t start out a review discussing the staff. However, our guide for the trip was so exceptional I feel I must. Carlos, picked us up from Hotel Los Lagos at 7 am and was with us all day....More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We took the white water rafting tour (Class 2 & 3) with Desafio out of Arenal La Fortuna. It was wonderful. We were well cared for throughout the trip. They were prompt with timings, had a great bus for transport. The guides were friendly, funny...More

Thank Arpana V
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

We had a few issues with the balsa river not having enough water due to the dam not being opened that day but they arranged for us to visit a river further away which meant instead of a half day it would be a full...More

Thank HeadforthesunLondon
DesafioAdventures, Owner at Desafio Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2015

Hola, Thank you very much for your review of our class 2-3 rafting near the Arenal Volcano. We are lucky because the Northern Zone of Costa Rica has a lot of adventure options and great rafting rivers -- the most important thing for us is...More

Reviewed 21 January 2015

Our group of six went rock/waterfall rappelling and having never done that I was nervous but through stages on increasing difficulty we eventually went down a 7 story waterfall. It was a blast and I can't believe I did it! The guides made us feel...More

Thank Lionel R
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We used Desafio to book shuttle service from our San Jose hotel to La Fortuna, La Fortuna to Monteverde, Monteverde to Papagayo peninsula and from there to Liberia airport. The drivers always arrived on time and were courteous. On our first trip, our driver pulled...More

Thank thetravellingmom1010
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We used Desafio for transportation from the airport to Arenal, paddle boarding, mountain biking and class 2/3 rapids with included transport to the beach. They were prompt, professional, safe and fun! Everything went better for our group of 12 than I could have even imagined...More

Thank TSaj2015
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

It says a lot when you give a company 5 stars after flipping over in a raft and losing your gopro. Not only was the company very accommodating (changing pick up location the night before) and punctual but never did I for a moment feel...More

Thank lucidus
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Alexa A
26 March 2017|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Alexa, Nice to hear from you! Yes, we help clients do their travel planning and since we are the direct operator of our tours and transport, we can pass on very affordable prices for our services and for our favorite... More
27 August 2016|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hola! Greetings from Desafio Adventure Company. It's going to be a pleasure for us to help you with your request. I see you guys are interested in doing our canyoning tour during your visit in Costa Rica, that's awesome! We... More
14 June 2016|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The weather is unpredictable! Raining season starts this month! I will say to enjoy your vacation even if it is raining! We did tubing, ATV, arenal volcano hiking, tabbacon hot springs in raining days ! And it was fun... More