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Address: | Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 0020
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Desafio Adventure Company is considered the top tour outfitter in Costa...

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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US$ 69.00*
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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
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US$ 125.00*
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Costa Rica Gravity Falls Canyoning Adventure from La Fortuna
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US$ 85.00*
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Sarapiquí River Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

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Lost canyon rappelling adventure

My daughter and I really enjoyed the lost canyon rappelling adventure! Our guide, Victor, as well as the other guides were terrific - making sure we had fun while also being safe... read more

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I really enjoyed the lost canyon rappelling adventure! Our guide, Victor, as well as the other guides were terrific - making sure we had fun while also being safe. There experience truly showed as they helped us rappel down the waterfalls and navigate the rocks and streams. You can tell they are passionate about their jobs! The... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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2nd trip to rafting here. 1st with desafio. safe clean good instructions safety first first first. fun time , good waves and splash fights. pointed out good animals. our guide Yo-hainy made it very worthwhile. will def call them on my next visit.

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Shuniah, Canada
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My boyfriend and I had a blast doing the white water rafting!! Our head guide Figu was amazing and really educated us about Costa Rica throughout our whole adventure while making us laugh and smile the entire time! He was so good, we bought him a cervezas at the end of our day trip as a token of appreciation. Our... More 

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Essen, Germany
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When we came to the shop, we had absolutely no idea what we would like to do. The staff was amazing and showed us a lot of different options. We decided to do a horseback ride, which was amazing.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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On day 1 my friend and I did the ATV tour in the morning and the Rio Balsa in the afternoon. The ATV tour was fun. After a 5 minute training session you ride some trails and see some good scenery. Take an action camera with the helmet attachment, this makes for good video. This is not a hard tour.... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Used Desafio for 2 of our tours - raftings Sarapiqui and horseback riding Arenal. Awesome for both. Pricing was good and guides were fantastic. Moises for the rafting trip was great. He's 2nd gen rafting guide and loves the river, he made the trip downstream fun and exiting. Oscar was our horseback guide and he was very knowledgeable of the... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was extremely impressed by this operation. We used Desafio for a horseback riding tour around the base of the Arenal Volcano, as well as a combo tour that included the Mistico hanging bridges, a hike around the based of the volcano, and a trip to the La Fortuna waterfall. We also used Desafio for a private transfer from La... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the combo tour with Desafio and it was the highlight of our trip! The staff were great, especially the canyoning adventure staff. I felt very safe. The whole experience is amazing and well worth it. it was the best thing we've both ever done. Rappelling down waterfalls and then ziplining down them was so fun. The lunch included... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Desafio handled our transfers and excursions for our family of four and they did an excellent job. Drivers were always on time and very pleasant. On the Sarapiqui Jungle Run, Figo was our guide and he was an excellent guide and so much fun. I can't remember all the names of everyone on the guide team, but they were all... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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We did the Lake Arenal Kayak tour on April 13th with Andres as our guide. He was great, friendly and provided good information about the area which we appreciated. We enjoyed his presence and the service he provided! The tour itself was about 2 hours (on the lake) and such an amazing experience. So peaceful and serene on the lake... More 

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