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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
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Thank Greenpizzakid
Reviewed 2 days 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 days 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

Thank elisabeth_0702
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the rafting tour at the Sarapiqui, which was very very nice! It was all very well organized, the guides were both informative and fun. Did not have any prior experience, but felt safe the whole time. With fruits and a swim and ended...More

Thank Marleencm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rafting on Rio Balsas was awesome! I was about to cancel this activity since I was scared! But then someone told me it was totally fun and good for entire families and I decided to do it. Not only the water and the fun, but...More

Thank Blanca S
Reviewed 1 week ago


Thank nccinc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic staff and a wonderful, non-threatening, rafting trip. Had great fun and saw a sloth too. Julio was our river guide and he was fun, friendly and very safe.

Thank DMD_live
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Costa Rica looking for adventure and we found it with Desadio! We did the gravity falls extreme tour which offered up plenty of thrills. On our first leg of the day, we repelled down waterfalls, jumped into them, and finished the segment...More

Thank turnbrusttowelsh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing trip down the Balsa river. Staff was very friendly and professional. Would highly recommend this adventure.

Thank JMorg1
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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
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.