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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 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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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

We booked with Desafio Adventure Company for transportation between San Jose - Playa Samara and back. We were a group of 11 and Desafio provided us with a very comfortable vehicle (including a car seat) as well as polite and professional drivers. Desafio was very...More

Thank Sofiama
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Desafio is what made our experience in Costa Rica a +10!! They are extremely professional and make sure that you have the best experience possible. They are especially well suited for adventure lovers. They make sure that your excursion is a great experience from pick...More

Thank Puma12011
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

We wanted to do a one week trip and we worked with Janet to do everything we wanted. We got picked up in San Jose and driven to Monteverde. The hotel was nice and all of the activities were well planned. We had scheduled three...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 30 April 2015

What an experience! The guides for both our waterfall repelling and whitewater rafting really made this day special for us. We always felt safe and really got to enjoy our surroundings! Adan was our whitewater rafting guide and it felt like he went out of...More

Thank Shamyal K
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The overall organization could be improved - They were great at getting us to the cocoa farm, but didn't know to bring us to the waterfall. We had to go to their headquarters in downtown La Fortuna before heading back toward the cocoa farm to...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We were in the Arenal and decided we want to do river canyoning and horse riding in the area, We heard recommendations about Desafio. We went there and took two activities: Canyoning in the Lost Canyon, and Horse riding to La Fortuna water fall. Both...More

Thank Michal N
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Desafio really knows what it's doing - well run, organized, very safety conscious, and they have the BEST guides around! Our guide was Hernan, who was just flat out amazing! He really went out of his way for us - he let us jump in...More

Thank Yoon K
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

We booked Cooking class for local costa rican food. Desafio didn't know much about this "tour" so they did several calls to find out what is going on. They sold it as cooking class + sugar mill + dinner, with transportation. We had to be...More

Thank LFeuz
Reviewed 24 April 2015

We did "Lost Canyon Adventures" near La Fortuna/Arenal, April 2015, with our 2 kids 12 and 13. We all LOVED it. We did lots of things while in Costa Rica (including the zip lines) and this was hands-down our favorite. The guides were fun and...More

1  Thank FinlayTP
Reviewed 24 April 2015

After much research we chose Desafio as the best way to start our 3 day stay in the Arenal area. Our party of 6 did the combo tour with hanging bridges, volcano hike, lunch and the La Fortuna waterfall. It was all incredible. We started...More

Thank Carriesclafani
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1 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.
9 August 2017|
Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hola CRN, Thank you very much for your question. I can imagine it's a little overwhelming to pick and choose activities and tour operators here in the Arenal Volcano area because there is just so much to do! Desafio... More

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