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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
Phone Number:
+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$ 105.00*
and up
Río Celeste Waterfall Hike from Arenal

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What a great experience. Our guide Yader was amazing. Just enough white water to make it interesting for every level of experience but not enough to scare the#@%*(( out of you... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great experience. Our guide Yader was amazing. Just enough white water to make it interesting for every level of experience but not enough to scare the#@%*(( out of you. It's safe and fun. The snack and lunch was great. Get your guide to let you swing off the tarzan swing. Ride the Bull on the front of the... More 

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Thank David M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We completed the canyoneering adventure at La Fortuna! We have done several similar adventures. And this is definitely one of the top 5!! The staff is very knowledgeable and skilled. They will make you feel safe at all times. We went down 4waterfalls with one measuring about 80meters! The walk through the river is great. They will take photos throughout... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My best friend and I did the class 3/4 water rafting and it was AMAZINGGGGG! It was pouring rain, cloudy, and chilly (for Costa Rica) when we first started but that didn't change a thing. The river and surrounding rainforest were still B.E.A.Utiful! I mean..how could you not enjoy and adventure filled day in such a cool place whether there's... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We used Desafio to help us with all transpiration and activities for our Costa Rica trip. All arrangements and all staff we interacted with were outstanding!

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Thank sin2011_11
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Costa Rica for ten day with the help of Eliot Greenspan with Costa Rica Custom Trips.com and he set us up with Desafio Adventures while we were in Alajuela Province. We started with Victor and a trip to Lost Canyon. I would & will do it again anytime! I do not like heights and was very frightened when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Costa Rica in February and used Monteverde Adventure Company for their personal shuttle services. We were traveling to several places during our 2 week stay and each time we moved places, we had them for our transportation. We were very happy with the service and the drivers. Even when there was a bit of an... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 went whitewater rafting a week ago. Melvin was our guide and he was FANTASTIC. We have done rafting before but this one beats all the others out- the river had so many more rapids than we have ever experienced and it was definitely a wild ride! Our guide was super experienced, though, and knew just how... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW - We signed up for a last minute waterfall repelling tour and are thrilled we did. The adventure was more than we had even hoped for. Not really knowing what to expect we ventured up the mountain with several other people excited to learn how to repel. The guides were great and thoroughly went over what we should and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time. We went early in the morning so the rappelling group consisted of just my tour group.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the class 3/4 trip. We had never rafted before and it was just fine. My children were college age. They pick you up and return you home. It was a great trip. Wear water-shoes, bathing suit, shorts and shirt. Bring a change of clothes for the bus. They will bring you to a place to shower and change... More 

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